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Review of Fireplace Xtrordinair:Travis Industries --- Elite 44 -- Fireplace burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2009-03-02 09:28:27

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): 1500 | House Size (Sq feet): 4250
Bought in 2007 , Price Paid:
Location : Georgetown, Tx 78626,
Purchased from: Select Store Type -

Likes: To begin, it doesn\'t get that cold in Central Texas. This unit will heat the downstairs (2700 sf) to about 72 degrees when it is fired up. It is a new home and this unit was installed as it was built. It is a very open floorplan in the main living area with 10 ft ceilings.
I have been very pleased with it overall. It is a money saver with the price of propane! In this area, a cord of wood will easily last all year and more likely two years.
It does go thru the wood.

Dislikes: Same problem as everyone with the glass blackening. I suspect that is just a fact of life with any unit. Also, the literature speaks of a 12-hour overnight burn. That may be possible, but the best I have been able to achieve and keep the blower going is about 6 hours. I may not be packing enough wood in it. Anyway overall very pleased.

Comments: Also, for the people up north in the \"cold areas\", I ran my air intake for the blower from my attic. I am taking air from my attic to the unit blower. Attic is certainly warmer than the exterior air and this might enable you to get the \"posi-pressure\" they advertise. Works fine so far.

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