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Review of Buck Stove --- Model 74 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2014-01-07 16:54:11

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): 2000
Bought in 2013 , Price Paid:
Location : Monticello, India 47960,
Purchased from: Stove Dealer -

Likes: - Well made
- Good sized fire box w/ ability to load wood north/south
- Close clearances

Dislikes: - Noisy fan that doesn't move much air.
- Burn times are only 2-3 hours

Comments: UPDATE on my Prior Review.
Well I've now got 3 months of burning experience with the Buck Model 74. Last Spring I decided to join the "EPA Stove" world and bought a Buck model 74. It promised heating for 2,000 sq. ft. and 8+hr burn times...ha! My old Nashua did a great job for many years but I was hoping to cut down on wood consumption and creosote. Well I cut down on the creosote but the Buck can't keep up and it uses almost the same amount of wood. With out the blower (which doesn't move much air) the stove is practically useless. I tried to contact New Buck Corp. about my issues with the stove (phoned and e-mailed) and they never replied. So much for customer service.
If your shopping for a high output stove I would not recommend the Model 74 for anything more than a well insulated house less than 1,500 sq ft.

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