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Review of QuadraFire --- Contour -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood Pellets

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Review of QuadraFire --- Contour -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood Pellets
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 1000(basemen | House Size (Sq feet): 1507
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: 1900(floor model
Location : West Seneca, NY , USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Arcade Lumber

Likes: Quiet, efficient, clean unit once a week, no odors and minimum mess. I am burning a mixture of pellets and corn, approximately a 4:1 ratio.

Dislikes: The convection fan was noisy when fired up Oct. 2002. Called dealer, new fan was installed in under two weeks.

Comments: This unit is heating my entire house: basement, 1st floor, and 2nd floor. I have the heated convection air ducted directly to my furnace. I even fabricated a simple setup to get heat into the furnace from the heat off of the flue pipe. It cycles like a furnace and keeps the house at a balmy 69 DEG even on the coldest of Western New York winters.

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004