Review: Lopi Republic 1250
Lopi Republic 1250
I have been heating my 800 + sq ft home for the last 5 years with Lopi Republic 1250. I see others have had a problem with smoke when first lighting the stove. I was told by the dealer from which I purchased the stove to warm the chimney and crack open a window before doing so to create a draft. I loosely crumble a piece of newspaper put it into the chimney and light it. I then light my fire. I have hot coals (a warm chimney) each morning if I rustle up the ashes. I add kindling and some smaller logs open up the draft and she starts another day of wonderful warmth. I love this stove.