Consumer Reviews of United States Stove Company wood furnaces
Date created: 2013-11-11
Name: larry stanfield
Location: poland indiana
"Possible Fire Hazard"
This is my 3rd US Stove. Other 2 worked good for years. This new on model 1602R has been in use since last winter and now for a total of about 4 months. It started blowing burnt paper into the house through the ducts. Could have burnt the house down. Came to find out the problem was that during manufacture of the fiberglass insulation around the firebox was installed with paper duct tape on it from probably when it was rolled from factory. US Stove neglected to remove masking tape and it caught on fire inside the stove and burned the insulation sending it into the house when blower was on. Thank god we noticed the burnt paper. Have contacted US Stove with the problem. Hopefully they will assist in getting stove going again and not be a fire hazard. Considering contacting State Fire Marshal to alert consumers of the possible problem.
Date created: 2013-11-10
Name: Russ Shaber
Location: Denver, CO
These guys are bad people and they sell bad products and they do not support their products. The pellet stove that I bought broke down twice in one season. They gave bad advice and got me to buy parts that I didn't need. And they don't carry the parts that I do need. Do not buy from US Stove.
Date created: 2013-10-21
Location: south bend indiana
Very good stove. I heat with wood and lump coal. My square footage is 3600 -- the stove is designed for 2200. Average temps indoor are 73-75. Furnace room 95. I burn around 8 cords a year and 3000lbs of coal. That may sound like alot but hard to compete with a $15 gas bill and $30 in coal a month. I installed a bigger blower and use different limit switches to control the blower based on temps and winter storms. For everyone complaining about the limit switches... they cost $6 whole dollars and are available at hvac dealers. I agree with others on here, burning wood is consuming. But saving hundreds a month is worth an hour or two a day. I'll stick to my shorts and tank top in the winter. The complainers can go back to oil, gas, electric. LoL
Date created: 2013-03-21
Location: new york
6041 pellet stove is a pos ... Nothing but problems with this stove and the company is just as bad as the product .. Never again will a stove made by ussc be in my home ..
Date created: 2013-02-21
Name: Sarah Diegel
"Blowers Dont Last"
I have bought the 1500 hot blast wood furnace and had it for 4 years. On my 3rd set of blowers, they only have a 1 year warranty and cost $200 to replace each blower. It's pretty sad because they only get used 4 months out of the year.
Date created: 2013-02-10
Name: T. Heim
Location: Ktown, Pa.
I bought the model 6041 pellet stove from U.S. Stove Company. I had the stove for 3 weeks and nothing but trouble from day 1. It would burn for good for 2 days then the fire box would be overflowing with hot pellets. The last straw was when the auger kept jamming on the pellet feed to the point we could not keep the stove running anymore. Countless hours trying to work with the stove and make it operate correctly. The customer service is a joke they do not help at all. A 3 week old stove and they want you to try and repair it yourself. After sitting 3 days with no heat in this part of our home and no help from U.S. Stove Company I finally took the stove back where I got it for a full refund. Thank god those people were better than U.S. Stove. I would never buy another product from this company. I understand problems or defects can arise with these stoves but you need to stand behind what you sell. All my neighbors have Harman stoves and love them. Good stoves good service. Too bad I tried to save a couple dollars lesson learned.
Date created: 2013-02-06
Location: Craftsbury, Vermont
"US Stove model 30 A wood/coal furnace"
This my 3rd heating season with the 30a and it continues to perform flawlessly. I installed it myself as a standalone wood heater in my 2500 sq, foot northern Vermont home. The winters up here are long and cold, but this furnace is the most efficient and economical wood burner I've ever owned in 62 years of wood heating. I've read the negative reviews and believe most issues people have with these furnaces are based in the fact that they don't really know what they’re doing. You have to use dry wood; mine is seasoned 2 years and you have to have a proper cold air return to the furnace to circulate heated air. Use this heater as directed; it cannot think for you. Burning wood is more complicated than throwing wood into a flaming fire box. I would definitely buy this product again.
Date created: 2013-01-03
"owned three years and I burn wood and coal"
I purchased this stove used. I heat only with wood 24/7. My home is 2200 square feet and has 50' s Windows. This unit does the job! My temps inside are around 73, warm wood floors and leather furniture, try and get that with natural gas! The furnace is simple in design and really easy to diagnose. I've had zero problems with mine. I use lump coal and this thing pumps out more heat than you would ever need. The twin blowers could be bigger. I installed a larger blower on my unit. Everyone that comes in my home can't believe how warm it is. My furnace room is around 90 degrees in a concrete basement.
Date created: 2013-01-03
"us stove 1600 efficiency"
We have owned it for 1 winter and have had to replace the limit control switch 3 times!! If the electricity goes off it will melt the limit control because of the way it sits right next to the firebox:(poor design). All parts on their site is way over priced! Their customer service department is extremely hard to contact by phone. We will sit on hold for up to 15 minutes waiting for a person. And when your limit switch does go out you are without heat and at their mercy because their parts can not be found at a local store. Buy something else and save a headache!
Date created: 2012-11-24
Name: N. Broughton
Location: Bronson KS
"DO NOT BUY US STOVE OUTDOOR FURNACES"
I have a clayton 1600. Its just horrible. It has a limit switch with a plastic casing that sits three inches from the firebox. Every time the power goes out the stove gets hot and it melts down. To make it worse us stove overprices their parts and you cant get them anywhere else. Also its the most inefficient stove I've ever seen. I burned 10 times more wood than my sisters family who have a central boiler. My burn time is only 10 hours compared to their 24. Spend the extra money and get a good quality boiler.
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