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Review of Lopi:Travis Industries --- cape cod -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2017-03-18 15:14:09

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):
Bought in , Price Paid: $4300
Location : Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Chimney Sweep

Likes: Glass stays amazingly clean if you follow the instructions and start fires with the door cracked.
Nice big viewing area and good looking stove.
Heats well. My house is 2300 square feet and has lots of thermal mass. I leave my house unheated 3-4 days a week in Vermont. When I come home to a 55 degree house there is lots of heating to be done and this stove can deliver a lot of heat. It keeps up with the whole house a zero with a strong wind blowing. I do have my own fan on the back of the stove and a 24" ceiling fan cooling the stovepipe and stove but these just allow me to push the stove a bit harder with out over firing it.
It is much more efficient than my Jotul 3 cubic firebox stove it replaces. Specks say 47% for the Jotul and 80% for the cape cod and I can believe that is actualy the case.

Dislikes: Not relay a con but if you push the stove for 12-24 hours you get 4-5" of coals in the fire box thus reducing the space for more new wood.

Comments: The three days I am away from home I am at my partner's house where she burns a Mansfield. It is also a nice stove but the glass does not stay as clean, the viewing angle is smaller as the firebox is deeper in relationship to the door size.
This is a catalytic stove with a big cat across the stove. I have only put a cord or so of wood through it so far but it is working great. The stove functions much better with 20% and down fire wood and I will start putting wood up a year in advance. It does not develop enough draft to get a high burn rate out of wood in the high 20s. Dry wood always give more heat but this a change in options from what I had with my old stove. In all it has been a great upgrade and will pay for its self in reduced fire wood costs as well as reducing my contribution to carbon pollution and the heat trapping hazes formed by fine particulates coming from non cat stoves.

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