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Review of Vermont Castings --- Defiant -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

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): 800
Bought in 1999 , Price Paid: 2000.+
Location : , vermo ,
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store -


Dislikes: Stove is large but does not hold fire 12 hours, don't know where they get that information from. No where near 12 hours. If you remove the ashpan to empty it sometimes it warps and you cannot close the bottom door. This is very dangerous as while trying to get it closed it has happened that the fire became too hot!!!!!!!!!!!!! DANGEROUS.
I do not know how they can sell these stoves that are constructed so poorly.


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