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Lopi Liberty

Review: Lopi Liberty

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Lopi Liberty
I have a Lopi model 520 \ 96 shich I beleive is the Liberty model. I just put it in a cabin after having in storage for 10 years. It is the worst stove I have tried to feel warm with!! It is built well but for some reason, it will not heat enough to cook the surface, let alone heat a room. I have heated my own home for 30 years, with a nice home built i had a friend make. it has served me well and has a cooking oven on top. The Lopi model recently put in a cabin, looks great with its glass door and heat shield on the back and sides, But it has got to be the worst burning and inefficent stove I have ever tired to warm myself with. I would never recommend it!!! Ron of Southern Utah

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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Randy R on March 22, 2014

I sorely regret getting this stove. I have been using wood heat for almost 40 years, and this is by far the worst woodstove I’ve ever dealt with. It is so poorly designed that instructions...

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Reviewed and rated by Harleythunder2 on March 04, 2014

I’ve owned by Liberty for 4 years. I love it. The fire box is air tight so one can choke off the air to calm the burning rate. The important thing is “dry wood”! For you new...

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Reviewed and rated by Justin on November 06, 2013

I have owned this stove for four years it has been falling apart the entire time I had no clue there was so many screws holding this together first to go was the trim second was some screws in...

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Reviewed and rated by Mike Lucht on November 05, 2013

We replaced our old Moe Allniter 3 years ago with a Lopi Liberty and we couldn’t be happier. It burns efficiently and heats our 1600 sq ft home easily. It has a nice appearance with the...

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Reviewed and rated by Ross Adrian on November 05, 2013

We have heated our 2600 sq ft house with the lopi liberty for 18 years having to use our furnice blower and needed to replace a few brick holders from the inside top. Need to replace agian...

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Reviewed and rated by Mountain D on November 22, 2012

Only problem I see with this stove is the lack of room for ash. The bottom depth of the inside of the stove is so shallow that it has to be cleaned out daily. Which means letting the fire burn...

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Reviewed and rated by Sandie on September 24, 2012

We have had a lopi liberty since 1997. Best investment we ever made. Haven’t bought propane in so long my gas company started charging me a tank rental fee because we never use my furnace....

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Reviewed and rated by Jeff on August 12, 2012

Awsome stove, my dad bought his in 1992, only had to replace the catalyst tubes once. We live in northern Michigan where winters are long and very cold. He burns it from late October through the...

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Reviewed and rated by Lopi on February 14, 2012

Hi everyone! If you have a question about your Lopi Liberty or any other Lopi Stove please let us know: www.facebook.com/LopiStoves. We’re here to help!

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Reviewed and rated by tnland on February 13, 2012

You will not be able to put large pieces of wood in any EPA approved stove. You can get long wood but your wood needs to be split. Your wood will not dry for 3-4 years...

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Lopi Liberty the truth
Reviewed and rated by debby on January 10, 2012

purched our wood liberty one year ago. Rebates were quite strong on this model. While most efficient, the capacity ratings are a joke. given bevels, which are good for efficiency, it compromises...

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Reviewed and rated by Audra Klatt on December 17, 2011

We put our Liberty stove in our 2000 sq. ft home in this past summer. I couldn’t wait till it got cold to fire it up. We LOVE it. Here it is almost X-mas and...

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Reviewed and rated by rtcowgirl on December 13, 2011

We put in a used Liberty and have been using it about 2 months. We are very happy with it. The operating instructions helped a lot since we were not used to a two lever damper. The...

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Reviewed and rated by tnland on September 06, 2011

Sorry, Again, I wish everyone that was unhappy with this stove would email or call me/us. We have used this stove for 10 years and have sold 100’s. We have no customers in this review...

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Reviewed and rated by Alaska Grandma on July 25, 2011

I bought my Lopi Liberty 3 1/2 yrs. ago and have not been happy with it. I have arthritis and the front sliding damper is so hard to pull out I struggle with it. The side damper closing off the...

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Reviewed and rated by farmallm on April 25, 2011

Have had one of these stoves for 6 years in my 2200sqft home and it will flat run you out and uses very little wood to pull this off a+ stove

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Reviewed and rated by osmosis8 on March 22, 2011

in reading all these reviews, i suspect that those who had negative responses are usually newbies to the wood stove market. and every stove performs a little different on so many factors as...

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Reviewed and rated by Rabid Beaver on March 08, 2011

I have had the stove for one year. Burning good hard wood I always have a good bed of coals in the morning or after work for getting the stove going again. It is does a good job heating my...

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Reviewed and rated by Ladsponies on March 02, 2011

We put a Lopi Liberty in our 1500 sf home five years ago. It will roast you out of the house in a few hours! Holds a lot of wood and has a looong burn time and I always have a huge pile of red...

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Reviewed and rated by Idaho Linda on March 01, 2011

We purchased a Model 520-96 in 1993 when we built our house. It is 1644 sq ft and we have never had any problems keeping our entire house warm with it. Over night, there are still coals in the...

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Reviewed and rated by Hewes on December 19, 2010

I have used it for 10 years and it has needed the metal bars in the top of the stove replaced once which hold the firebrick in place. Needs to have the bricks on top removed each year and to...

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Reviewed and rated by Sandy on December 12, 2010

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 lited in the manual anywhere – frustrating. I believe...

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Reviewed and rated by forkedhorncdf on October 19, 2010

I agree with most of above raters that Lopi liberty is no gem. I have been searching for door the gasket size for an hour and haven’t found it yet. The size of gasket is not in the manual...

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Reviewed and rated by Jim on August 24, 2010

This stove no way will heat 2500 sq ft. My house is 1800 sq ft and it wont heat that. We had a fisher grand pa bear for 30 years and it would heat our house turned, all the way down but, it was...

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Reviewed and rated by 3A+3j=6B on March 14, 2010

We have used our liberty for 6 years now, and in year 3, the middle air tube fell out. Other than that we have no complaints. In north eastern California we can only get softwoods (mainly), so...

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Reviewed and rated by MIKE HOLMES on March 06, 2010

I have been heating my home with wood for 30 years. I replaced my Hurricane stove with a lopi Republic 1750. Worst mistake I ever made. You have to nurse this stove for at least an hour to get...

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Reviewed and rated by stovetech on January 30, 2010

The Lopi Liberty is a newly designed, energy efficient woodstove. It is engineered to burn quite differently than older designs. Anyone having trouble with a Lopi stove doesn’t understand...

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Reviewed and rated by steve on December 20, 2009

Have had stove 3 yrs. Last spring had cracks in air chamber. This winter, air control isn’t working right. Mfg is working on. Wouldn’t have expected this on such an expensive...

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Reviewed and rated by stanley mashek on December 09, 2009

Hello
well read all the reviws and know some people are hard to please but the part about customer service is my main concern after all a a company makes a product and some times the...

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Reviewed and rated by Stew on October 28, 2009

I grew up with & around wood stoves. I’ve been a forester for 35 years. We’ve never got the Liberty to hold a fire more than 7.5 hours, regardless of condition of the wood. ...

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Reviewed and rated by Steve on March 27, 2009

This is the second Lopi stove we have owned. We have had the Liberty stove for 2 1/2 yrs and have been very happy with it up until now. I would still give the stove high marks in overall...

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Reviewed and rated by Ranchboy on October 19, 2008

We reserched stoves for months, then decided to purchase the Liberty by Lopi. We were attracted to the stove for its size and looks. The energy eff. also made my wife proud. We have used this...

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