The Lopi Republic 1250 model is constructed from solid steel and features a large solid cooktop. It has of a high quality ceramic lined firebox that’s capable of heating up to 1,200 sq. ft. with a burn times of up to 8 hours without reloading.
Aesthetically pleasing and made of high-quality material, this Lopi does have a couple drawbacks that owners complain about. One issue is that there isn’t a damper that would allow the smoke to bypass the heat recovery system when the unit is being fired up. This causes smoke to potentially pour out of the unit when you begin to light your fire up.
The air does begin to circulate and be drawn out of the Republic 1250 through the flue, but not before smoke overtakes the surrounding area for a moment. An option is to install a hard piped combustion air intake, but this would mean you’re outlaying more cash.
There are other work arounds for ensuring smoke doesn’t fill your stoves area, like creating a draft prior to fully getting the fire going.
Even with the damper drawback, the Republic 1250 model is an excellent choice for heating smaller homes, cabins and zonal heating for offices and other small spaces.
- 600-1,200 square feet heating capacity
- 8 hour burn time with cord wood
- 18″ maximum log size
- 1.6 cubic foot firebox
- 66,800 BTUs/hr maximum heat output
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