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Avalon Olympic
Review and ratings contributed by Phil on Nov 25, 2014

We have an approx. 2000 sq. foot home. Does not heat our home like the Fisher did. It is much more efficient burn wise-fire much better controlled, when shut down completely will last 10-12 hours at times. Wood does not fit well, I would definitely choose a side loader next time, baffles get in the ...

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Avalon Olympic
Review and ratings contributed by wildwoodsgirl on Nov 23, 2014

Burn time is often about wood, not the stove. If you're only getting 2 hours burn time, are you using soft wood, like willow, eastern pine varieties, cottonwood? Those burn quickly. Get some hardwood and use the soft for kindling or in warmer months. Seasoning wood, cut to length, split and stacked ...

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Pacific Energry True North TN19
Review and ratings contributed by Impressed on Nov 21, 2014

I love this stove. It way out did my expectations!!! And a great price! Would highly recommend! The technology has came so far in stoves. I can easily hold a fire for ten hours in this stove!

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Lopi Leyden
Review and ratings contributed by Jack Shepard on Nov 16, 2014

Had to replace the top twice for crack. Now crack in the firebrick. Wish I had bought Vermont Castings in stead

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Vogelzang Deluxe Boxwood BX42E
Review and ratings contributed by Anokagrassland on Nov 16, 2014

Stumbled across this site this morning. I read a review about half way down that sounded exactly like what I'd have to say about it. Sure enough turned out I wrote it a few years back. Well, been heating with this stove for eleven years now. It is our primary heat source. Electric is our only other ...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Review and ratings contributed by Smile on Nov 09, 2014

Had one for 5 years, and wouldn't recommend to buy. Reason why: suicidal stove and expansive to maintain. Replaced twice same parts: inner top, damper, & right end refectory. Rear reflector burned out completely. Probable cause: POOR DESIGN, inner top heats up & starts to cave in leaving ...

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Avalon Pendleton
Review and ratings contributed by harddollar on Nov 08, 2014

Best investment we ever made...have had this stove since 1994 and has heated our house since! We only use 1/2 tank of oil a winter...great stove!

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Review and ratings contributed by Mark on Nov 07, 2014

I've owned a Large, catalytic unit for almost 20 years. Yes the catalytic unit needs to be replaced every 2 years or less. I did an overhaul after about 15 years because the side had a crack. The overhaul was $500. Last year I replaced another $500 worth of parts. The top inner unit needs to be ...

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Avalon Olympic
Review and ratings contributed by sal on Oct 24, 2014

I purchased a ten year old Avalon Olympic two years ago. The stove had been poorly maintained with missing and damaged secondary combustion tubes, broken firebricks, a damaged door gasket and scratches on the exterior. My local Avalon dealer supplied me with the replacement parts and paint as ...

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Harman Oakleaf
Review and ratings contributed by Central BC Canada on Oct 23, 2014

Love this stove. We were looking for a bit of a feature decor stove in our main living room. I didn't need it to heat the whole house or anything... Just looking for something of a conversation piece and to take the edge off our damp winter. People love the look of it and we wound up using it to ...

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Drolet Classic Model DB03080
Review and ratings contributed by KELLY SALSMAN on Oct 21, 2014

The stove is excellent the service to get parts for it is terrible been waiting since Sept 18 for a vermicille baffle it came was wrong size now waiting again it being the only source of heat getting very anger about the whole issue no one from the company has called to explain way the wait it so ...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Extra Large 2462
Review and ratings contributed by Dolf on Oct 18, 2014

I've had the cast iron stove in my basement since 2001. I love my Dutchwest 2462. I run it from Nov - March, its a long cold winter in Michigan. I heats my 2,300 sq ft basement to 75 degrees with plenty of extra heat drifting upstairs to the rest of the house. Keeps my heating bills below $110. ...

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Avalon Olympic
Review and ratings contributed by David Mintz on Oct 11, 2014

We cant use that much, very disappointed. The smoke rolls out when reloading, no way to smother the stove down, down drafts on windy days ( when I need the stove) prevent opening the door. Maybe a bad install. Wish we could use it to, my electric heat pump is expensive. The family room with stove ...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Small 2460
Review and ratings contributed by cheecky 567 on Oct 09, 2014

I have not experienced any problems with this stove. It heats my home (2000 sq ft) with ease. Would definitely buy again!

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Lopi Liberty
Review and ratings contributed by ecmore on Oct 07, 2014

If you are having an issue with this stove, it's not the stoves fault. We have used this stove to heat our showroom for years without fail. The issue is in the person who sold this to you. In reading the problems that the few of you are having, I am able to diagnose almost all of them and they ...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Extra Large 2462
Review and ratings contributed by dgmcrm on Oct 07, 2014

This is a great stove. I have had mine since 1999. I burn far less wood for the same amount of heat as a non-cat stove. To all of those who have problems with this stove: The problem is operator error or your installation and not the stove. You don't just throw an armful of whatever in it, ...

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Blaze King Princess Ultra PEJ1006
Review and ratings contributed by GVT on Sep 24, 2014

I have used wood stoves my whole life... the Blaze King Princess may not win the miss America contest for looks, but is it by far, the best wood stove I have ever used. Fill it full of wood, damper it down and it runs for 14 hours. This stove is my PRIMARY heat source for my house and we use three ...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Small 2460
Review and ratings contributed by G. England on Sep 23, 2014

Within 5 years of purchasing my Dutchwest stove it was literally falling apart. I talked to a man at the manufacturing plant in Vermont who admitted that some of the cast iron in the stoves has been faulty. They got it from Asia and its inferior quality. The man at my local stove store also ...

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Avalon Olympic
Review and ratings contributed by matt from new york on Sep 19, 2014

can any one tell me how to stop smoke from spilling out when the door is opened.i do use the by pass damper.

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Lopi Leyden
Review and ratings contributed by Motrellim on Sep 18, 2014

Wow!!!! I called Travis Industries customer service to express my feelings about this stove. (See my post of 9/17) My dealer here just called me and the company is willing to trade out the Leyden for another stove of equal value, even up! The stove may not be great but apparently the company is!

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Lopi Liberty
Review and ratings contributed by Dale from Aus on Sep 18, 2014

Purchased due to perceived quality. Major parts rusted and burnt out within 3 years, only use 6 hours a day, each day over winter...clean, dry seasoned wood..... immaculately cleaned after each winter Warranty useless..... been 6 weeks still not sorted... would you believe Lopi Aus has tasked me to ...

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Lopi Leyden
Review and ratings contributed by Motrellim on Sep 17, 2014

I thought this stove was great when I bought it in 2011. Three combustor packs and a cracked top later.....not so great. Real junk. The company will replace the parts but one must pay the dealer to have them installed. After the warrantee is up too bad so sad all one has left is a very ...

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Lopi Leyden
Review and ratings contributed by Spendingourmoney on Sep 15, 2014

Nothing but problems with this stove went through 3 fire boxes and they are not cheap! Now the damper door frame is warpped what a POS!!!!!!! Loved the stove the first year but after that forget it been burning wood for years and thought I would upgrade my stove what a mistake stay away from this ...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Small 2460
Review and ratings contributed by captoyster on Sep 13, 2014

I have had this stove for 12 years and have not used it for the last five because of smoke in the house. The back of the stove fire area is cracked and disintegrated, doors are warped and gaskets always fell off. I thought of refurbishing, but that will only be spending good $ after bad. Also, ...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Review and ratings contributed by Kevin on Sep 11, 2014

Fixed the air draw problem on my aspen wood burning stove today. The problem was the primary air plate see Fig 34 of the Aspen manual. Remove the primary air plate you will notice a slot / notch / cut out whatever you want to call it that faces towards the rear of the firebox remove one inch of ...

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Avalon Olympic
Review and ratings contributed by sanctions@aol.com on Aug 31, 2014

It is a good stove, we have had it since 1998. I agree so far as the baffels and replacing them. Fortunately have only had to do it twice. Then again we burn some locust which is very hot.

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Avalon Olympic
Review and ratings contributed by marty on Aug 31, 2014

poor baffel design .must be replaced every few years depending on how much and hot you burn.cost is about 50.00 if you do it your self.its a bear.

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Hearthstone Bennington
Review and ratings contributed by Mary on Aug 03, 2014

Very efficient ,clean, heat. Dropped our bill in half and we love the atmosphere. No problems with this stove at all. No regrets. We loaded it before bed and had hot coals in the morning. Added wood for the day, came home and still had coals. Its a wonderful friend.

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Quadra-Fire 2100 Millennium
Review and ratings contributed by c.forster on Jul 29, 2014

This fire place does not do what it is supposed to do that is heat a full room, sitting away from the fire approximately 4 metres away from the fire the temperature was 18 degrees cels. not good enough, ha omend it to anyone, To get any warmth from it you must stand one and a half metre from it ...

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Pacific Energy Alderlea T4 Classic
Review and ratings contributed by glennda on Jul 18, 2014

hi, looking for feedback and opinions,,,,, we are thinking of purchasing the Anderlea T5 woodstove insert to replace a fireplace. Anyone out there have one? If so, what do you think of it? Please get back to me at glennda@sasktel.net if you have info to share.

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Energy King Bay 2000C
Review and ratings contributed by Floyd on May 27, 2014

I've owned this stove for roughly 20 years. (It was stored for around 5 years of the 20.) I replaced the fan once and the catalysts twice. Cat's are good for 5 seasons if (if) black and white newsprint (no color) is used to start kindling. I've put nothing but black newsprint and wood in my ...

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Jotul F 100 Nordic QT
Review and ratings contributed by 2TallNH on Apr 08, 2014

We've had our little Jotul F100 going for about 3 weeks now. We have a 2000 sq. ft. split level in S. NH. We installed the stove in the living room, (center of the open concept living room, kitchen, dinning room), and facing down the hallway to 3 bedrooms. We also simultaneously had our house ...

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Jotul F 3 CB
Review and ratings contributed by BobK on Apr 04, 2014

I have been using the Jotul 3 CB since 1999 (not the F 3 CB). I burn about a cord of wood each season. I burn only well seasoned (curing for at least 2 years) hardwoods. Whenever I run the stove I make sure there is a window open about 1/8 inch nearby. The Jotul 3 CB stove has been flawless! It ...

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Jotul Rangeley F 50 TL
Review and ratings contributed by Pinelake on Mar 24, 2014

Purchased this stove and had it professionally installed. It heats our 1500 sq ft week-end home with no problems. The reburn is excellent at 400-500 degrees. It will hold a fire for 6-8 hours with dry popular with no problem. I have only used the winter grill once but it is a nice feature. I do ...

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Pacific Energry True North TN19
Review and ratings contributed by Disappointed on Mar 23, 2014

I'm so disappointed in this stove. I've burned wood forever and have had better luck with older cheaper stoves. Hard to start, have to keep flue open all the way or fire goes out. Leaves big chunks of charcoal instead of ashes like my others stoves. What a waste of money!

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Jotul F 3 CB
Review and ratings contributed by Derek Coombes on Mar 22, 2014

I have 2 Jotul F3s, the 12 year old one is perfect, excellent bit of kit, well made and no problems whatsoever. This is why I bought a second 3 years ago for a games room - totally different story. It is used in exactly the same way as the original stove but the burn plates have just disintegrated ...

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Jotul F 3 CB
Review and ratings contributed by Derek Coombes on Mar 22, 2014

I have 2 Jotul F3s, the 12 year old one is perfect, excellent bit of kit, well made and no problems whatsoever. This is why I bought a second 3 years ago for a games room - totally different story. It is used in exactly the same way as the original stove but the burn plates have just disintegrated ...

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Jotul F500 Oslo
Review and ratings contributed by Paul LavallĂ©e on Mar 15, 2014

This stove came with the house I bought. I checked with the 'dollar method' and with smoke that the gaskets are ok , the air vent control is ok and the hard wood I use is dry. It gives plenty of heat. The problem is that the fire will last less than 3 hours with a full load of wood and the ...

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Jotul F 3 CB
Review and ratings contributed by Art Burger on Mar 06, 2014

Bought the Jotul F3CB as a replacement for a Morso 7110 and was a total mistake. The jotul was rated 4,000 BTU higher than the Morso but is a real joke, can't even heat half the footage claimed. The stove "over fired" even with all draft controls closed, had to install a stack damper to ...

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