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Review of Buck Stove --- 80 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2008-01-25 19:20:14

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): 800 | House Size (Sq feet): 4500
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: 1700
Location : Nashville, TN 37201, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - TN Valley Fireplace

Likes: Great heat output, when the fan works properly, it's great.
Easy to adjust burn rate/output.

Dislikes: The fan design has problems. We're on our 4th fan in 2 years. We've had problems with the thermostat, rheostat, and fan motor - all at different times/different motors.This last one makes a loud screeching noise about half the time.

Comments: This is our second Buck Model 80. The 1st one, purchased around '93 was wonderful in every aspect. I was so pleased with it that I never considered anything else. I replaced it in '05 and still regret it. We are on our 4th fan motor. The dealer is slow. The manufacturer has not returned 2 calls placed last week. Rather than put another penny in this stove, I'm replacing it with a Lopi.

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