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Lopi Leyden

Review: Lopi Leyden

Bookmark and Share Reviewed November 25, 2013 by Mary

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Lopi Leyden Wood Stove
I have heated my home strictly with wood and have had no other heat source for 30 years. I purchased my Lopi Leyden Wood Stove in 2007 when I became employed at a job working 12 hour rotating shifts with a 3 hour total commute. This is a large stove for my 1200 square foot under-insulated house, but the temperature is easily controlled by dampering down the bypass. I damper it down just before the temperature reaches a comfortable level, and the heat comes up to, and stays at, just where I want it. During the coldest part of the winter, I would get a hot fire burning, then fully load the stove, and damper it down before I left for work. I would arrive home 15 hours later, and the stove was still warm to the touch. It kept my houseplants and pipes from freezing, even down to 16 degrees Fahrenheit. I had a problem with the bypass handle flopping open shortly after buying this stove, which was of great concern with the amount of wood that this stove holds and the temperatures it can reach. My stove dealer quickly came over with a ratchet-style fix kit and installed it and I have had no problems since. This problem appears to have been addressed on the the newer models. The air-intake handle came loose last year, but I use the ash drawer as an air intakes for starting the fire instead. It has not been a problem. My outside air intake is wonderful and keeps the floors from becoming drafty. I love the top-load feature and the removable ash pan. I also chose this model for its direct cooktop feature for stormy day power outage cooking. This stove cost more than my former Lopi, which burned for 3 - 5 hours maximum, but the Lopi Leyden saved me from having to install and pay bills on a much more costly system to keep my house warm for extended periods. I would recommend this stove as long as it has the ratchet style bypass handle for safety.

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Reviewed and rated by Val on March 03, 2014

We’ve had this stove about two years now and overall are quite happy with it.

We wanted a stove that would give us an “overnight” burn and it will do that with the...

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Reviewed and rated by Hank on December 29, 2013

stove performs inconsistently, sometimes a long burn (8 hours +) but mostly it wont damp down and burn time is usually 3-4 hours max. Frustrating you cant talk to factory. Local dealer will...

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Reviewed and rated by Stan Brown on November 30, 2013

Starting third yr with a lupi stove that does not work…have contacted dealer and company and only get talk and no action….cannot believe they have little interest in customer...

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Reviewed and rated by central Missouri on October 31, 2013

Purchased in 2009 and have used effectively, daily, to heat large house. But it is high maintenance. Within a year my local dealer/installer replaced the firebox, under warranty. Good service....

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Reviewed and rated by Skyler on October 21, 2013

I have had the Leyden for more than 2 years and I simply love it! I read the reviews and did research on it before hand and figured that a lot of the bad comments on it were simply because...

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Reviewed and rated by rusty on September 15, 2013

after 2 yrs, combustion chamber was all cracked up and clogged. poor design if you want it to last. espeacially when it costs over $2000, and fleet farm sells betterbuilt stuff that worked...

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Reviewed and rated by Robert on May 05, 2013

Upgraded from a Lopi Patroit – needed more heat. Reasonable performance the first year of use, but lots of smoke. Then I discovered that at 8000 foot altitude it required about 30 to 40...

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Reviewed and rated by otiskush on April 29, 2013

Stove not even paid for yet and the combustion box is burned up stove would not burn properly just in five months of use. Very distrurbing! And what a pain to work on.

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Reviewed and rated by arcticcat650 on March 09, 2013

Biggest problem is the need to clean insibe of stove (sweep it out) almost every day and definetely every 3 dzys need to tear it downn and vacuum inside all the ash. Doesnt seem like any ash...

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Reviewed and rated by AL RUSSO on January 18, 2013

fourth year i am also replacing compuster box, when stove works it is wonderful ,when box burns up it is nightmare

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Reviewed and rated by mad as heck on December 27, 2012

I bought this stove in 2011. Had it installed by the dealer. Smoked up my home all the time. Could not sleep at night was up opening up the windows to let smoke out. Was told by dealer that it...

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Reviewed and rated by tnland on February 13, 2012

I have noticed the first complaint about this stove is customer service. That complaint is being directed in the wrong place. Yes, Lopi the company built it. They are not the ones who sold it to...

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Reviewed and rated by CAMARO BOB on February 12, 2012

BOUGHT THE STOVE IN 2009. IN 3RD SEASON HAD TO

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Reviewed and rated by Catma on December 12, 2011

Here’s a phone number for their factory tours. They might be willing to connect you to their parts or service department. Phone: 425-609-2500

It’s the only phone number I...

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Reviewed and rated by Sandy on December 09, 2011

Does anyone know the gasket size for this stove – there is no phone number for Lopi on the website or facebook and it’s not listed in the manual anywhere – frustrating. I...

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