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Review of HearthStone --- equinox -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2012-10-20 19:55:38

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): | House Size (Sq feet): 3000
Bought in 2011 , Price Paid: 5,000
Location : Lafayette, IN 47905, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - A fires' place

Likes: This stove is a beast of a stove. My house was built in 1860, it is solid brick, no insulation, no weather stripping in windows. My house gets cold. This stove heats the first level very well. Getting the heat to transfer upstairs is difficult but it still keeps the furnace from kicking on upstairs. It is stunning to look at and super easy to run. I love the side door to help with loading. We ran this stove 24/7 last winter with 0 problems. We love the stone because we have a 3 year old and if she ever touches it, she won't get burned severly. This thing can put out some serious heat with the right wood. The other thing that was super important to us when picking a stove was burn time. I work a 12 hour shift, when I get home I can stir hot ash and load the stove up and watch it reignite in minutes. Also, its still very warm when I get home, even with minimal ash in the bottom.

Dislikes: Eats wood like a tiger! The air control lever can stick when turned all the way down. I also had a little bit of trouble with the side load door towards the end of the season, but that was because I did not clean it out well enough.

Comments: Love the Stove! Exceeds all expectations.

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