Review of Vermont Castings --- Merrimack -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
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): 2000
Bought in 2013 , Price Paid: $2400
Location : Brightwaters, NY 11718, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Stove Store and More
Lights very easily, beautiful centerpiece with large viewable area, glass stays clean as long as it burns hot, takes huge logs, throws out and retains a lot of heat, easy to use, burn regulation is effective and evenly distributed, with efficient, visible secondary burn.
Circulation fan takes too long to kick on and got somewhat noisy after about 2 months, wish burn time would last longer - fully packed box with large pieces after 8 hours leaves some hot coals so it's manageable.
Great unit. Haven't put the gas boiler on all winter, and it's been a pretty cold one, even for us here on Long Island. Materials and build are high quality. Haven't had to deal with manufacturer so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt, but they lose a star for no possible direct contact. Highly recommend dealer (Stove Store and More, in Oakdale, NY) - was very knowledgeable, offered by far the best price including a high quality installation package, and very responsive to issues, questions, etc.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004