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Lopi Liberty

Lopi Liberty

Lopi claims this is the biggest wood stove they've ever made. The Liberty weighs almost 500 lbs and is made out of 3/16" to 5/16" steel. Puts out over 74,000 BTUs and has a 3.1 cubic foot firebox. The stove is 70% efficient and will heat up to 2500 square feet. If you're looking for a big stove, the Liberty is one of the largest made.

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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by ecmore on October 07, 2014

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If you are having an issue with this stove, it's not the stoves fault. We have used this stove to heat our showroom for years without fail. The issue is in the person who sold this to you. In reading the problems that the few of you are having, I am able to diagnose almost all of them and they could all be solved with a few easy tweaks. The persons who sold you those stoves should be helping you ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Dale from Aus on September 18, 2014

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Purchased due to perceived quality. Major parts rusted and burnt out within 3 years, only use 6 hours a day, each day over winter...clean, dry seasoned wood..... immaculately cleaned after each winter Warranty useless..... been 6 weeks still not sorted... would you believe Lopi Aus has tasked me to arrange the labour part of warranty, but will only cover one third of labour costs. Will ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Harleythunder2 on March 04, 2014

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I've owned by Liberty for 4 years. I love it. The fire box is air tight so one can choke off the air to calm the burning rate. The important thing is "dry wood"! For you new bees...you must get cherry, oak, locust, maple, etc., split it and stack it to dry. You must cover the wood to protect it from rain and snow. This said..now it's time to get good burns in your Lopi. This is survival tool. ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Justin on November 06, 2013

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I have owned this stove for four years it has been falling apart the entire time I had no clue there was so many screws holding this together first to go was the trim second was some screws in the bottom of the door all 4 fell out third was the handle the bushings wore out the first year then the trim fell off again then the door again now the baffels. Are falling off. Finding out they were held ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Mike Lucht on November 05, 2013

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We replaced our old Moe Allniter 3 years ago with a Lopi Liberty and we couldn't be happier. It burns efficiently and heats our 1600 sq ft home easily. It has a nice appearance with the glass door. I would buy another Lopi.
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Ross Adrian on November 05, 2013

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We have heated our 2600 sq ft house with the lopi liberty for 18 years having to use our furnice blower and needed to replace a few brick holders from the inside top. Need to replace agian looking for the closest dialer to twin cities
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Mountain D on November 22, 2012

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Only problem I see with this stove is the lack of room for ash. The bottom depth of the inside of the stove is so shallow that it has to be cleaned out daily. Which means letting the fire burn down to be able to clean it out. My old stove I could burn for a week before having to clean it out. When there's snow on the ground for weeks at a time having to let the fire burn down every day to ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Sandie on September 24, 2012

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We have had a lopi liberty since 1997. Best investment we ever made. Haven't bought propane in so long my gas company started charging me a tank rental fee because we never use my furnace. In sub zero weather we have to open windows sometimes. I can go to bed at 10:00pm and get up at 6am and house still toasty warm. My only complaint is the blowers they put on the stove are junk. But most ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Jeff on August 12, 2012

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Awsome stove, my dad bought his in 1992, only had to replace the catalyst tubes once. We live in northern Michigan where winters are long and very cold. He burns it from late October through the end of Apri, 24/7, it holds a fire all night using northern pin oak, and will run you out of the house. The stove is located in the basement and is heating 2200 square feet total. The people who reviewed ...
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Reviewed and rated by Lopi on February 14, 2012

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Hi everyone! If you have a question about your Lopi Liberty or any other Lopi Stove please let us know: www.facebook.com/LopiStoves. We're here to help!
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by tnland on February 13, 2012

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You will not be able to put large pieces of wood in any EPA approved stove. You can get long wood but your wood needs to be split. Your wood will not dry for 3-4 years unless it's split and you CAN NOT BURN WATER! I swear if you would email me as I mentioned in a previous review there would be zero complaints on this stove. I promise. It's free and you have already bought the stove. I can tell ...
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Lopi Liberty the truth
Reviewed and rated by debby on January 10, 2012

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purched our wood liberty one year ago. Rebates were quite strong on this model. While most efficient, the capacity ratings are a joke. given bevels, which are good for efficiency, it compromises the capacity of the stove for wood content. We can get no less than 3 big pieces of wood, or lots of small, which burn quick. It is good when it burns, but forget the 8-12 hour ratings. Efficient, yes, ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Audra Klatt on December 17, 2011

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We put our Liberty stove in our 2000 sq. ft home in this past summer. I couldn't wait till it got cold to fire it up. We LOVE it. Here it is almost X-mas and we've yet to turn on our heat (we live in northern Ohio.) Not only is this stove attractive, it is very functional. We stoke it full at night we have enough coals to start the fire in the a.m. It does get chilly when we home from work, but ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by rtcowgirl on December 13, 2011

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We put in a used Liberty and have been using it about 2 months. We are very happy with it. The operating instructions helped a lot since we were not used to a two lever damper. The instructions say for overnight use set the lever "fully out to 9/32" open".... 9/32??? get real! impossible to measure! Maybe that was supposed to be a joke. We love the glass door but it does need to be cleaned ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by tnland on September 06, 2011

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Sorry, Again, I wish everyone that was unhappy with this stove would email or call me/us. We have used this stove for 10 years and have sold 100's. We have no customers in this review complaining about this stove. That's because we train all of our customers how to properly use this stove. Please feel free to email me at Custom Fireplaces and More in Cookeville, TN. (We are on the web). The ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Alaska Grandma on July 25, 2011

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I bought my Lopi Liberty 3 1/2 yrs. ago and have not been happy with it. I have arthritis and the front sliding damper is so hard to pull out I struggle with it. The side damper closing off the chimney sticks and I have to beat on it to close it. The stove is not air tight and runs away so have to be careful about how much wood I put in it. Now one of the baffles in the top of the stove fell ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by farmallm on April 25, 2011

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Have had one of these stoves for 6 years in my 2200sqft home and it will flat run you out and uses very little wood to pull this off a+ stove
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by osmosis8 on March 22, 2011

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in reading all these reviews, i suspect that those who had negative responses are usually newbies to the wood stove market. and every stove performs a little different on so many factors as location, flu length, type of wood, starting the fire etc. ive had mine (lopi) for 10 years and it did take a while to fine tune the system . ive used jotuls, wood furnace (riteway) , even an old ashley ...
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Lopi Endeavor
Reviewed and rated by Rabid Beaver on March 08, 2011

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I have had the stove for one year. Burning good hard wood I always have a good bed of coals in the morning or after work for getting the stove going again. It is does a good job heating my 2,200 sqft house located 1 hour south of Montreal. I don't particularly like the lower damper, it has a loud grinding/scraping sound when operated. It seem quite a few people are have combustion issues. ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Ladsponies on March 02, 2011

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We put a Lopi Liberty in our 1500 sf home five years ago. It will roast you out of the house in a few hours! Holds a lot of wood and has a looong burn time and I always have a huge pile of red glowing coals in the morning. We have no complaints and have had no problems with our Lopi, I recommend Lopi to all my friends!
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Idaho Linda on March 01, 2011

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We purchased a Model 520-96 in 1993 when we built our house. It is 1644 sq ft and we have never had any problems keeping our entire house warm with it. Over night, there are still coals in the morning to restart the fire. Since 1993, I have only used the furnace maybe a dozen times, and this was to take the edge off because I was gone 14 hours. This was in the Sierra Nevada in Northern CA. We ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Hewes on December 19, 2010

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I have used it for 10 years and it has needed the metal bars in the top of the stove replaced once which hold the firebrick in place. Needs to have the bricks on top removed each year and to clean the ash deposits out as ash here reduce the efficency a lot. We use in northern Minnesota to heat our house of 2700 sq' (3 levels). This stove really kicks the heat again if you maintain it ...
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Lopi Leyden
Reviewed and rated by Sandy on December 12, 2010

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Does anyone know the gasket size for this stove - there is no phone number for Lopi on the website or facebook and it's not lited in the manual anywhere - frustrating. I believe the dealer gave me the wrong size.
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by forkedhorncdf on October 19, 2010

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I agree with most of above raters that Lopi liberty is no gem. I have been searching for door the gasket size for an hour and haven't found it yet. The size of gasket is not in the manual because they don't want to miss selling you their rediculusly priced factory item. They will not let parts be sold on line so if you live in boonies like us you are "SOL". Air intake is hard to control. Read all ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Jim on August 24, 2010

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This stove no way will heat 2500 sq ft. My house is 1800 sq ft and it wont heat that. We had a fisher grand pa bear for 30 years and it would heat our house turned, all the way down but, it was to polluting. Also custermer support is awfull you can't even order parts on line, or on the phone you have to call a dealer. then it takes a month to get the part. i would never buy an other lopi stove.
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by 3A+3j=6B on March 14, 2010

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We have used our liberty for 6 years now, and in year 3, the middle air tube fell out. Other than that we have no complaints. In north eastern California we can only get softwoods (mainly), so we also have problems getting a burn to last all night. Many times, however, I do have a few coals in the morning that I can use to get it going again. I also noticed that if I keep logs in the 14 inch ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by MIKE HOLMES on March 06, 2010

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I have been heating my home with wood for 30 years. I replaced my Hurricane stove with a lopi Republic 1750. Worst mistake I ever made. You have to nurse this stove for at least an hour to get a fire going enough to even begin to get any heat. My house constantly has smoke in it when I am burning the stove. The fire box is small and there is no way to get the stove to burn all night. I will ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by stovetech on January 30, 2010

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The Lopi Liberty is a newly designed, energy efficient woodstove. It is engineered to burn quite differently than older designs. Anyone having trouble with a Lopi stove doesn't understand how to operate a modern designed stove. Can't teach old dogs new tricks, I guess.
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Ron on January 13, 2010

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I have a Lopi model 520 \ 96 shich I beleive is the Liberty model. I just put it in a cabin after having in storage for 10 years. It is the worst stove I have tried to feel warm with!! It is built well but for some reason, it will not heat enough to cook the surface, let alone heat a room. I have heated my own home for 30 years, with a nice home built i had a friend make. it has served me ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by steve on December 20, 2009

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Have had stove 3 yrs. Last spring had cracks in air chamber. This winter, air control isn't working right. Mfg is working on. Wouldn't have expected this on such an expensive stove.
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by stanley mashek on December 09, 2009

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Hello well read all the reviws and know some people are hard to please but the part about customer service is my main concern after all a a company makes a product and some times the quality is not up to par. MY question is if there is a problem do you fix it or just make excuses to cover your ass. i have been in manufacrturing all my life an know how this works also have worked for companies ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Stew on October 28, 2009

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I grew up with & around wood stoves. I've been a forester for 35 years. We've never got the Liberty to hold a fire more than 7.5 hours, regardless of condition of the wood. We've had one part after another repeatedly wear out, more so than on any other similar stove we've seen! The dealer who had the closest store to us in The Dalles OR was often rude & unhelpful. He's now out of buisiness (no ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Steve on March 27, 2009

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This is the second Lopi stove we have owned. We have had the Liberty stove for 2 1/2 yrs and have been very happy with it up until now. I would still give the stove high marks in overall performance, efficiency and ease of use. The last time I cleaned my stove, I noticed cracks on the inside on the back wall. I've contacted the dealer we purchased this unit from and currently are waiting to ...
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Lopi Liberty
Reviewed and rated by Ranchboy on October 19, 2008

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We reserched stoves for months, then decided to purchase the Liberty by Lopi. We were attracted to the stove for its size and looks. The energy eff. also made my wife proud. We have used this stove for five seasons and could not be happier. Having many friends who have stove to heat their home only reinforces our pride of purchasing this unit. As you can see we are pleased.
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