Review of --- FW3000010 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
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): 3000
Bought in 2004 , Price Paid: 410
Location : Pennington, NJ 8534, USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Lowes
Nice looking stove. Easy to burn, just toss a log on every hour or so. No smoke out the chimmey. Very nice watching the flames dance around inside.
Rated at 55,000 BTU but did not produce much heat. Could not keep the house warm on a sunny mid 30's degree day. My old "smoker" could have easily kept up.
I returned it to Lowes and got my money back. Maybe a high quality EPA stove would have produced more heat but it cost $1500 to find this out. The cheap Lowes stove might be designed to pass EPA testing with out much thought about it's ability to heat. I realy don't understand how it could produce so little heat. I think I'll stick with my old stove for now. If burned properly with good wood it doesn't smoke.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004