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Review of HearthStone --- Phoenix 8612 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Other (explain in the comments section)
Date Reviewed: 2016-02-25 13:14:12

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): 384 | House Size (Sq feet): 1960
Bought in 2012 , Price Paid: $350
Location : Upstate, NY , US
Purchased from: Other Store Type (Furniture/etc) -

Likes: Beautiful.
Glass front makes watching fire as enjoyable as my old fireplace without the drafts.
Comfort in knowing my family will be warm if/when power goes out.

Dislikes: No wood stove will heat a home evenly and neither does this one.
Green wood creates inordinate amount of creosote in chimney.

Comments: Saw this stove for sale on someone's lawn for a few weeks. Realized it was a soapstone. Picked up a rusty, abused piece of crap. Got him all the way down to $350. Got it home cleaned it, Got some missing parts replaced for another $150. Put it on a raised hearth with cultured stone on walls. Beautiful.
SEASONED WOOD and outside air intake are MUSTS! I can't tell you the difference outside air intake made. Especially when cold outside. As with all wood stoves though, hotter in room of stove than anywhere else. 80 degrees in stove room, 65 in back bathroom. Where I come from, 65 is not bad.

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