Review of --- FW3000 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of --- FW3000 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: N/A
Date Reviewed: 2019-03-20 21:39:51

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): 2700
Bought in 2018 , Price Paid: $500
Location : Newcastle, USA 95658, US
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Home Depot

Likes: Price Point
2.4 cu ft fire box
Excellent Pre and Post Sales from SBI / Century
Strong Stainless Steel Secondary Air Tubes
Air Tubes are easily removed with only a twist. No screws or pins to break.
Drafts very easy. Only 12 ft min chimney height required
Accepts 20" logs loaded E/W
Made at the same SBI factory using the same steel, welders... as SBI Drolet and Osburn Stoves.



Dislikes: None

Comments: Given the price point, performance and the SBI knowledgeable staff, this stove is worth every dollar even at Home Depots normal price of ~$750. I paid considerably less because it was on sale and HD provided a 10% birthday coupon. Also, I spoke with SBI/Century several times prior to buying this stove. And a couple times after installation. Every person I poke with was knowledgeable and helpful.

I installed the stove with an elbow directly on top of stove then into a flex liner which is inside an existing chimney. The total chimney height from top of stove is 16 ft. Despite the 90 elbow on the stove collar, smoke never comes into the house. The stove drafts great, even in very mild outdoor temps of lower 60's F.

I seriously have no complaints or criticisms about this stove. It works better then expected.

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