I love going to stove stores .
tmiraglia wrote:We are visiting several dealers and all but one of those deal in multiple brands. we are still considering the Lehigh. I appreciate everyone's comments and if my reasoning doesn't make sense please feel free to tell me so. cheers
I secretly hope you guys do get the Lehigh cause then the forum will benefit from first hand user input about the stove and I think you guys will be the first on this block to get one .
I think it is important that when a new user comes here that he or she does not ever get the feeling that there is only one or two right choices to make, every company that manufactures a stove and markets it to the public has faith and confidence in their product and each one prolly feels they are the best for the market they want to reach. While I don't work in a stove company I am sure the folks that have designed them are also confident their unit will compete and perform with the other products on the market .
If right now the old victory threw a fit and split up the center and I had to immediately tomorrow morning go out and buy a new stove I am hard pressed to make that decision because each one has some features I like I have been burning coal for many many years and been around it most of my life, I have also been here in the forum for a good bit and looked hard at every product to come down the pike, I also am very very opinionated and strong willed, given all this, it is still a tough decision to have to make cause there is some great stuff available.
Now if I had time I think if and when it comes time to replace the Vicky I'm going to make a FRANKENSTOVE that’s right a melding of everything I like in one package from about 6 manufacturers .