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Review of QuadraFire --- CB 1200 I -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood Pellets
Installation Type: Select Installation Type
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

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): 240 | House Size (Sq feet): 1275
Bought in 0000 , Price Paid: 1900
Location : Uniontown, PA 15401, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Cal Cuthbert

Likes: I like the looks. I like the ease of installation

Dislikes: Very poor flame height. Manual states 4-6 inches above fire pot. Nver reaches that hi with any brand of fuel. Ash collets on door gasket spilling when dooer is opened. Extremely poor manual, no help from manufacture.

Comments: it is vented through an existing masonery chimney, in great condition. I ran PL vent all the way up, 15 feet and terminated it with a rain cap. Tried using the outdoor air kit to see if that would allevaite the low flame problem, nope. Used 5 different brands of fuel, same results. Double checked set screw on auger it is tight. The fuel delivery slide is all the way open and yet after approx. 10 minutes of burn time the flame dies down to firepot level or lower. The flame is very active though. I contacted the manufactor(Alladin) no response. The dealer I purchased from is new to this, infact I was his first customer, I(humbly) knew more than he did, through my research of the different brands. Apparently I knew les as this insert is a complete disapointement.

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