Review of Lopi:Travis Industries --- AGP (All Grades Pellets) -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood Pellets

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Review of Lopi:Travis Industries --- AGP (All Grades Pellets) -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood Pellets
Installation Type: Pellet/Corn - new Pellet Vent Setup
Date Reviewed: 2018-12-26 19:35:30

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): 1080
Bought in 2018 , Price Paid:
Location : Pender Island, British Columbia V0N2M2, Canada
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Wilk Stove Ltd., Victoria, B.C.

Likes: Great heat, low fan noise, low operational noise, very low ash, excellent quality of manufacture. Low operational power requirements. Very controllable stove. Extremely low chimney emissions.

Dislikes: After very low initial performance, I discovered that the ash pan door upper seal was compromised and needed to be replaced. After replacement, stove exceeds expectations.
Did not discover until after installation that the remote thermostat function is not recommended for this stove due to technical difficulties. Do not recommend following the manufacturer recommendation to "We recommend pressing the “STOP” button, then press the “START” button after reloading the stove.." when refilling the hopper when the stove is running, the result is a fresh startup load of pellets onto the burn platform causing a very large fire in stove, had to damp the fire completely to control.

Comments: Wilk Stove is a wonderful company, outstanding customer support.
I believe the thermostat issue could be solved by controlling the fan only and not the auger and fan.

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