Review: Lopi Answer
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Lopi Answer doesn't distribute heat thru house
I purchased a home in 4/2010 that came with a Lopi Answer insert (no fan). I've gone through 2 winters with it in WA state (one winter storm where I lost power for 4 days) and I've never been able to get good heat distribution. I have to literally sit right in front of it to feel heat AND keep the door open so the heat acutally comes OUT. I bought a fireplace screen just to be safe while I keep the door open but it's cumbersome to keep moving so I can stoke the fire. Also, I've been burning only scrap wood pieces (mostly 2x4 and varous lumber) but am now collecting actual "firewood" for this year's coming winter (it will be seasoned in time). House is only 1,400 sq ft. (ranch style) and that includes garage now converted to M-I-L unit which I'm not heating w/ fireplace. So I *really* only have to a heat living room, 2 bedrooms, and the kitchen. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG??? I wasn't aware a blower could be added/attached so I was going to install one before 2012 winter but it seems like I shouldn't need one for my small house. HELP!!