Review of Woodstock Soapstone --- Montpelier -- 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): | House Size (Sq feet): 1125
Bought in 2017 , Price Paid: free
Location : Hillsboro, OR 97124, United States
Purchased from: - Haven, Spa, Pool & Heartgh
Holds heat a long time. Large window.
Does not draw well; too much smoke backs into my living room. Wish the fire box was rectangular instead of narrowed at the back. Definite flaw in design in that there is no space between the bottom of the door and the shelf to catch ashes or embers. If any embers or ashes fall onto shelf, it must be swept up before the door can be closed. Sometimes is is a very dangerous procedure. Difficult removal of ashes. Andiron sticks up too high. I knock it over when putting in larger pieces of wood. Can't replace until fire is cold.
I am glad I qualified for free installation of this insert. If I had paid the dollar value that was quoted to me, I would be asking for compensation. Wish I had my old insert back. It was much more efficient.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004