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Customer Reviews for US Stove Wood Stove Insert - 69,000 BTU, EPA-Certified, Model# 2200I

US Stove Wood Stove Insert - 69,000 BTU, EPA-Certified, Model# 2200I

Item# 27455
This US Stove Wood Stove Insert adds greater efficiency to your fireplace. A large air-washed window provides a clear view of the fire. Blower Included Yes, Blower Power Supply Volts, Amps 110, EPA Exempt No, Flue Collar Size in. 6, Fuel Type Wood, EPA Certified Yes, Stove Pipe Included No, UL 1482-2010, Heating Capability sq. ft. 1,800, Max. Log Size Accepted L in. 18, Mobile Home Approved No, Blower CFM 150, Assembly Required Some assembly, BTU Output Up to 69,000, Product Type Fireplace insert, Dimensions W x D x H in. 26.5 x 20 x 21.5. Cool-touch handle Firebrick lined for longer life and combustion efficiency EPA-certified in all states Air wash glass keeps door window clean Large cast iron feed door Includes hearth surround to fully enclose the existing fireplace Spring-loaded automatic adjustment for easy installation Not approved for use in mobile or modular homes Approved for use in California and Washington state
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Customer Reviews for US Stove Wood Stove Insert - 69,000 BTU, EPA-Certified, Model# 2200I
Review 1 for US Stove Wood Stove Insert - 69,000 BTU, EPA-Certified, Model# 2200I
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

US Stove Fireplace Insert

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February 21, 2014
By gorj
from Arkansa
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"The US Stove model 22001 fireplace insert is a very good wood burning heater. Like so many claims of products sold today, you have to take with a grain of salt. The claimed BTU output and the total heating area are inflated. Even the EPA card that comes with the stove shows a BTU rating less than half the advertised rating by US Stove. But then maybe the stove is able to achieve the advertised rating with some kind of wood that most of us do not have available! With red or white oak firewood the stove puts out good heat. It took me about a week to get the formula correct for the most heat from the least wood. The wood needs to be dry; aged for at least a year outside with a cover on the top. Fresh cut wood is difficult to burn. Also it is best to cut the wood about 16 to 17 inches long. Anything longer and you will have to stick one end around the edge of the door opening for it to fit inside. The cavity is small! I have discovered that one needs to have a good bed of hot coals before adding logs. I have found that splitting logs into smaller sizes burns better. About a 3-4 inch wide piece of wood works best. When starting a fire, open the damper full to the right. Use very thin pieces of soft wood (kindling) to start the fire. I use a triggered propane torch to light mine. With the door barely cracked open, let the kindling get a good burn going until it starts to make coals; then add larger pieces of wood and close the door. I have three different types of wood. Kindling, pieces about 1 to 2 inches, and logs about 3-4 inches. Once you have the logs burning for 1/2 hour, turn on the fan. For hotter output leave the damper all the way open. For a warmer, longer burn close the damper some. I usually close the damper about 1/3 to 1/2 during the day and all the way at night. The more the damper is open, the more wood used. With the damper about 3/4 open I use about one 3-4 inch X 17 inch log every hour. At night I can load about 3 logs in it and it will put out heat for about four hours. There are still hot coals in the morning, but no heat. I believe that heat from the stove would fill the room better if the 150 CFM fan were boosted up to a 200 or so CFM fan. I installed this stove in an existing fireplace that used three times as much wood and put out even less heat. I am heating an area that is about 950 square feet with an 18 foot vaulted ceiling. The stove can keep the room at about 68 degrees when the outside temperature is 30 degrees. Installation went very well with the only time consuming stage was fitting an adaptor from the stove to my stainless steel flue. It is a well built American made stove that I would recommend as a replacement to an existing open hearth fireplace. If you do not have free access to wood, as I do, then I would suggest a pellet stove insert. I have one in my master bedroom and it puts out masses of heat with little attention - just add pellets every other day or so, and clean out the ashes every few days. Of course you do have to purchase pellets!"
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Review 2 for US Stove Wood Stove Insert - 69,000 BTU, EPA-Certified, Model# 2200I
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Worth the money

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February 5, 2014
By rrss1968
from CT
"Im very happy with this wood stove, it heats my 2000 SQ. room without a problem, my thermostat stay at 69 all the time.
The only problem i founded is the manual, very poor in details and provided screws for side panels does not work . Overall great wood stove for the price.
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Review 3 for US Stove Wood Stove Insert - 69,000 BTU, EPA-Certified, Model# 2200I
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Stove

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October 22, 2013
By sixftfourr
from MN
"Stove works great! It's hard to get used to the small fire box, but it heats my home great!"
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Review 4 for US Stove Wood Stove Insert - 69,000 BTU, EPA-Certified, Model# 2200I
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Overall, great stove

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September 12, 2013
By cap29
from Seattle, WA
"First the cons...1. as another reviewer mentioned, there is no way the included screws will fit in the faceplate. However, the right-sized machine screws were a couple of bucks at the hardware store. 2. Believe it or not, NO WHERE in the instructions did it say which way was open/closed on the damper. I incorrectly assumed it was the same as the other 2 woodstoves in my old house. For the record, RIGHT is open and LEFT is closed on this one.
Now the good... for the initial burn, I used about five thick sticks, expecting about a 15-20 minute burn time for a quick, low temp fire, based on previous experience with my other wood stoves. As expected, the fire never got very big and stayed fairly small and contained. Unexpectedly, the stove still got plenty hot! My thermometer said around 320ish degrees, which was still enough to throw out a good deal of heat through the fan. The other surprise was how long the fire lasted. I opened the damper and let it burn, thinking it would burn out in 10 more minutes but it stayed nice, hot, and burning for over an hour. The other nice thing was the initial burn didn't create much of a paint smell, so bonus points there.
5 Stars would be perfect if the instructions had been clearer and if the right sized screws had been included, but still I'm very very pleased with this stove."
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Review 5 for US Stove Wood Stove Insert - 69,000 BTU, EPA-Certified, Model# 2200I
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

Great little stove but.....

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November 15, 2012
By pulkkinen
from Maine
"Great little stove but something needs to be done with the surround enclosure. The hardware didn't fit in the openings. The nut and bolt that secures the sides to the cross piece where deeper then Panel itself. There was absolutely no way I could use the hardware given. I made it work with hardware I had a the house but it was after an hour of aggreviation.
All and all I happy with the purchase but the instruction and the hardware/manufacturing issue on the surround panel was bummer."
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