Consumer Reviews of Central Boiler wood furnaces
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Date created: 2013-11-07
Name: R. Cowan
"Disappointed and Frustrated"
After investing $16,000 and endless hours of my time over the past 18 months, I'm deeply disappointed with the E-Classic 1450. I've followed the instructions to a "t" and the darned thing won't stay lit. Sometimes, I have to light it 4 times in a single day. The function which supposedly keeps it lit was never explained by the dealer and poorly documented in the manual. But even now with it set properly, the fire poops out all the time. My wood is dry and split just as specified in the video and manual. Running this thing has become a 2nd job for me. Wish I'd researched this product more fully before falling for the marketing which depicts it as easy to operate and dependable.
Date created: 2013-11-06
Name: Beverly Oberdorf
Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI
We have had nothing good to say about the E2300. Don't waste your hard earned money on this stove. We bought this stove as it was supposed to be more efficient. It has been horrible. I upgraded to this as I had one of the older ones and it has been the worst investment I've ever made. They should be made to recall all these and replace them with something that works. Do report this to consumers report. Terrible service. Not willing to work with customers.
Date created: 2013-10-23
Name: Outdoor Man
"Central Boiler Lawsuit"
The Alaska AG filed a lawsuit against family with two E-Classic 2300s made by Central Boiler. They shut them down because the pollution made staff and children sick at Woodriver Elementary School in Fairbanks. It is recommended that everyone do their homework. You will find these wood boilers eat a lot of wood and put out a lot of pollution. States are now suing EPA for failure to regulate them and misleading the public on the efficiencies.
Date created: 2013-09-18
Name: G. Waller
"E2300 Central Boiler"
I have had the unit since the fall of '08. There has been one problem after another with the boiler. Central Boiler tells you to speak to the dealer. The dealer says the units were rushed out the door to meet the new EPA requirements. It is a poorly engineered wood burner. Central Boiler will not stand behind the unit and claims it is how it is operated. Get something else to heat your house. With the amount of labor and repair costs, it would be cheaper to heat with oil!
Date created: 2013-09-05
Name: Doren Holgate
Location: Bradfordsville, Ky
"Outside Wood Stove"
CL40 which has 400 gallons of water. Been heating 1200 square feet house for 19 years. Also, use to heat garage on weekends. Unit has had no real issues, though seems to use a lot of wood. Though, I cannot compare to any other stoves, as this is the only one I have had. I would like to try a draft blower to see if it would lower wood consumption. The salesman I talked to says, it would only push heat out chimney but most stoves now come with blowers. I am currently looking for another stove for different location, but am not buying Central Boiler again.
Date created: 2013-08-31
Name: Douglas Giles
Location: Seldovia, Alaska
We live in the temperate climate of South Central Alaska, (+10 to -20 degrees F.) Yellow Spruce is our main source of wood. Heating oil is $5.50+ per gallon. We installed the cl-4030 in 2008 and have not had a single issue with the unit. Burning from September to April using about 10 cord, it heats our 3800 sq.ft. home and domestic water rather easily and cuts 60% from our fuel bill. The reviews about leaks concern me. I keep a proper ph balance & make sure the rust inhibitor is where it is suppose to be, also the unit has Glycol in it, time will tell. Great product!
Date created: 2013-08-19
Name: M. Legg
"No More Propane"
I have been very happy with my Central Boiler 5036. I am on my 3rd season and haven't had any problems. I heat my house (1600 square feet) and my garage and my hot water. I get anywhere from 12 to 18 hours of burn time and that's just the front of the firebox full. Spend a little more money and get a Central Boiler. You will be glad you did!
Date created: 2013-06-27
"You Need to Read This if You Have Central Boiler"
I purchase a Central Boiler in '05. I loved the boiler, I get wood for free and heat my house and garage with it and hot water. I built a pavilion around it to keep the wood dry so less smoke nice dry wood. Had four pipes on the chimney. Blower on the door for a more efficient burn time. Well, two days before I was shutting the unit down, we had a fire that burned the pavilion down melted the siding on my garage. Melted windows, melted tractor, did a lot of damage to property. Come to find out the 90 on the back of the unit. The inner 8" wall was gone making it single wall pipe, also the first pipe off of the 90 4' section inner wall dropped 6" down into the 90 slowing down the draft. Which in turn started the fire. I have insurance on it. The insurance company had the veo from Central Boiler and the chimney company came to my house to look at this problem. The insurance had an engineer there, also to show the problem with the pipe and the 90 out the back. Central Boiler didn't want to hear it. They told us that the double wall 10" pipe is not a 0 clearance pipe. I also had the plumber that installed the unit there. The chimney people told us that the pipe is only good for 5 years. It was a Lennox pipe 10" with 8" stainless steel pipe. I was told the outer wall is stainless and the inner wall is not stainless. Really? How many people know this. I just wanted people to know that in New England, I have a lot of people that have these unit with roofs over them to keep the wood dry. I had 2' on center framing where the chimney went through the roof with a chimney cap to keep it away from the wood by 6" and the chimney people said, the chimney is not a 0 clearance pipe. But could not tell me why the inner 8" wall dropped inside the pipe and why the 90 inner wall was rotted. I have had it like this for 9 years with no problem. People need to know about that 90 and the 10" stainless steel pipe problem that they are having.
Date created: 2013-04-04
Central boilers 25 year warranty is junk. My boiler only ran for a couple months and broke down. When talking to central boiler they offer no solutions. No service and a warranty on parts only is what they offer. I will never purchase from central boiler again and would encourage everyone to search other brands.
Date created: 2013-03-09
"Central Boiler Review"
Would have liked to have gotten my investment back from this central boiler. Since I followed all of the manufactures specifications to assure that I would have a furnace that would last long enough to get my investment back but that didn't happen. My advice to a person thing about this purchase. Do the math.
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