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Review of Vermont Castings --- 2550 Encore -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Gas - Direct Vent
Date Reviewed: 2017-01-19 13:07:24

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Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 400 | House Size (Sq feet): 2000
Bought in , Price Paid: 2500
Location : Chincoteague, VA 23336, United States
Purchased from: Other Store Type (Furniture/etc) - Store

Likes: Looks nice like an ole Vermont Castings should

Dislikes: Internal parts don't last and it's big bucks to replace.
Too many parts
Too many gasket/seals

Comments: Created an account just so I can maybe help someone avoid buying a Vermont Castings. If you like them, great for you. I actually had a Encore 2550 given to me that I restored most of until it came to buying a refractory and firebacks. After reading these 3 parts just don't hold up in Vermont Casting stoves, many different models. To replace those parts will be around $500 at least. Then you better know what you're doing to install them and get a seal. My point, I've owned a few Buck stoves and others with no problems and would avoid any stove that can't last the test of time... but! they look nice. If you want a nice piece of room art, I'm selling a nice looking Vermont Casting 2550 ... I'll take the first $200 that comes

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