Just an FYI, these reviews were collected by Ben years ago before Randy took over NextLevelSolutionz and migrated it into Wood Heating Solutions, LLC

just to let you know,i bought a coal 290 to heat 3 houses it does terrific.  a real  good product.
thanks creade b

hey i just wanted to ley you know i love my shaver 165 i bought it last year around feb you sold my cousin one in may he is loving his too these stoves kick

“Even my Dad was impressed (believe me that is almost unheard of)”  See the WAGNER testimonial here

have had my 250 going for 14 weeks works real good dose not use that much wood.

I have set the thermostat in my house to 80 and I ahve not looked back! I should have done this years ago


From: Daryl

Sent: Friday, December 16, 2011 1:05 AM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Outdoor air to air furnace

Hello Ben

 I have been reading your web site with interest and wanted
to ask you some questions and explain what I have to see if this may work for

 …I built the shop  and my house 8 years ago.  When I
built I purchased a Central Boiler classic 7260 one of the larger boilers to
heat both that shop 5000 square feet and my house which was approx 2400 square
feet.  Both the shop and house had in floor radiant heat.

After only 7 years following all the PH testing etc the
boiler started leaking.  I brought the boiler back to Central
at my own expense expecting warranty would cover
the unit as they claimed it had a 20 year warranty.  Of course after the usual
BS they told me that the boiler was unsalvageable due to rust pitting and rot.
Of course they would honor their warranty and would apply $1000.00 to the
purchase of a new one which of course was now nearly $16000 dollars.  To say the
least I was a PO’d.  They explained to me that their
warranty only covered material not labor
and that they were actually
giving me a good deal.  Of course this only got me more PO’d and I told them
where they could stick there furnace you know where.   Not only did I have to
pay the $16000 but they had since redesigned their furnace and my concrete pad
and piping would no longer fit the new furnaces so I would need to make a new
pad and re-excavate the water lines to move them to another location…


—–Original Message—–

From: Dan N

Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 5:46 AM

To: [email protected]



    I am one of the unfortunate Central Boiler owners,
and yes it did start leaking at the 2 year mark, and I am sure you
have heard this sob story over and over, so I won’t bore you.
So, I am looking for a new stove, yours looks great, and after having
one, I can appreciate the things your stove has, I am looking for a
price to replace my CL5648, and of course I do have all of the extras,
pumps, domestic heater, etc, just looking for the stove.





—–Original Message—–

From: nige

Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 1:58 PM

To: ‘Ben’

Subject: RE: See attached PAID receipt



arrived into the UK and all the charges were paid, customs etc.


went straight on a truck to France – reason it came into the UK is no
language problems and also that UK  import taxes are lower than France.
Once it sin the the it can cross EU borders with no more tax.


its at my friends warehouse in France now, I gave it a quick look over when I
was last there – I must say it is an amazing piece of equipment and I am
very, very impressed.


Thanks for all your efforts so far, I will be in touch again soon about
bringing a wholesale order in now the US Dollar/UK Pound rate is getting a bit
better for me.


regards – Nigel





hey ben i just wanted to ley you know i love my shaver 165 i bought it last
year around feb you sold my cousin one in may he is loving his too these stoves
kick but we have a hardy in one greenhouse and it s like driving a model t the
shaver awesome chunk it full forget about it. i worked on a central bolier and
it was not insulated on the bottom. was not impressed the metal was thin it was
cracked in a weld thanks mike berry





—–Original Message—–

From: warner

Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 8:46 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Shaver 165




I am an owner of a Shaver 165 outdooe furnace since last summer. Got us
through the winter with very even, consistant heat. I do not find anywhere in
the manual where you recomend what I should do for the summer months. I have it
shut down and will not use it again until the next heating season this Fall. I
do not have anti-freeze in the system. Should it be drained for the summer or
should I leave it full?

Thanks for making a good product,

Dan W

Troy, NH

See the WAGNER testimonial – original letter here

“Even my Dad was impressed (believe me that is almost
unheard of)”  Read the rest of the letter.


—–Original Message—–

From: TOM

Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 1:33 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Shaver 250



I took delivery of the 250 model July 5, 2008. My house and
garage have never been warmer.

—–Original Message—–

From: Brian P

Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 12:10 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject: efficiancy




My name is Brian and I purchased a Shaver 290 this past year…  I would like to say that I am very pleased with my unit. It worked like
you said it woul … it is a good
working unit.

Thank you,


—–Original Message—–

From: Jerry C

Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 9:59 AM

To: Ben – Shaver Furnace

Subject: Re: Installation Booklet


Thanks.  Just to let you know that Mike (I believe?) was very helpful
and courteous in placing my furnace on the pad.  It was in a  hard
to get at location, but he found a way.  I’m still working on the
installation, but so far am well pleased.  Thanks, Jerry

—–Original Message—–

From: Harry Thomas

Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 8:30 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Should hav e a bigger door


have had my 250 going for 14 weeks works real
good dose not use that much wood.
Raised the stove up nine inches better to
put the wood in wish the door was a little bigger maybe 20 other then that
it is great.
Harry Thomas

Note: Our door is 18″ square. A 15″ log just 30 inches long weighs 112
lb and most people cannot pick up

something THAT heavy. Since the door is the one place that isn’t surrounded by
water, we make it a good

size but not too big, to avoid heat losses.


From: ROY L S
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 6:57 PM

Frank, I thought I would drop you a note, my shaver stove never came with a
motion light, you had mentioned when you delivered it you would mail it to
me. Just thought I’d let you know in case you forgot, or if you did mail it
I never received it. The stove has been working great.

Thanks, Roy S.

Read DAVE’s  testimonial – original hand-written letter HERE


—–Original Message—–

From: Terry Condon

Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 7:32 AM

To: ‘Ben – Shaver Furnace’

Subject: RE: Chimney


you give me the total amount and I will just send you a check.
the check clears you can send me the flue adaptor.
this will work for you let me know.
absolutely love the furnace.
is great, this is the warmest we have been able to afford to keep our 100 year
old farm house. not to mention we never have had domestic hot water like
for everything.




—–Original Message—–

From: mmaxon 

Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:28 PM

To: Ben

Subject: Re: Please send an adapter prepaid to Mike ASAP


Ben.. I did get my adaptor a couple weeks ago.
Thanks for that… It has heated my house very well this winter even when it
was -23 for several days.
I’m surprised being that the Insulation has been wet
for 2 months.
Just a little info.



—–Original Message—–

From: Ben [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 6:30 PM

To: ‘Ben’

Subject: We purchased the Series 165. Thanks, the stove is working
great!!! Don Kline


We purchased the Series 165. Thanks, the stove
is working great!!!   Don K.


—–Original Message—–

From: Ben [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 9:38 PM

To: ‘Ben’

Subject: It is so great to not feel guilty about turning up the
thermostat! My ” ice queen” wife really loves it as well!


It is so great to not feel guilty about turning up the thermostat! My ”
ice queen” wife really loves it as well!

  Dan Hyde



—–Original Message—–

From: Frank Vogel

Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 2:31 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Question



Good morning! Hope all is well. I wanted to let you know that all is well
with my new Shaver furnance. I have set the thermostat in my house to 80 and I
ahve not looked back! I should have done this years ago.
I have a few questions.

1) Does the manual fill valve have a backflow preventer for the freshwater
fill? If so, can I get a diagram or somehting in writing from the complany that
states it is there?

2) Any luck on the catyltic converter?

Happy New Year!!!




(Note: Yes, there is  one-way valve installed – Ben)



—–Original Message—–

From: dstarks

Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 8:43 PM

To: Ben

Subject: RE: Furnace


Hi Ben ,

…By the way the unit works great , I’m very happy with it , I get 10 – 12
hour burns . Stocking times are 6:00 a.m full load ; 4 to 5 peices of wood
around 4:00 p.m and then a full load at 9: 00 p. m . This seams to be working
for me , I hope that all of your customers are so fortunate .

Regards Duane S

City of Cincinnati Inspector



To: ‘Ben’

Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:17 PM
Subject: Testimonial


Ben, I have my water heater off for a month now. It save me 43 dollars…





—–Original Message—–

From: Sally B

Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2008 7:23 AM

To: Ben – Shaver Furnace

Subject: Re: Electrical Diagram


We have the book.  I think he was looking
for something else.  I’ll check with him!  Anyway, it’s running
We are up and at em to go finish building the wood shed!
Happy Thanksgiving!

—–Original Message—–

From: Carl M. R.

Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 10:05 PM


Subject: Shaver 250 Furnace





Attached are a couple of photos of the Shaver 250 Furnace,
front and rear view. The farm house in the first photo was built around 1880 and
remodeled in 1965. It is not well insulated and with the present propane boiler
had a hard time keeping the house warm besides the cost to heat. The furnace
sits about 50 feet from the house. The Shaver Furnace keeps the place toasty
warm even when the temperatures was in the low teens and with strong winds. We
still have the propane furnace as part of the system as backup and for when we
are gone for a few days. This was a self install and I added some controls to
the furnace to be able to monitor and control from within the house. The furnace
pad is a split level with the furnace being about a foot higher. This was a
personal choice to aid in loading and cleaning. At present I am just heating the
farm house but will in the future, as time permits, I will be adding two out
buildings, both workshops to the system. The underground lines are! ! already
run. My furnace water temperature runs around 150-160 degrees and I add wood
twice a day in cold weather. I am very pleased with the furnace operation. I
will say it definitely is one very heavy furnace and the delivery gentleman and
I had quite a time getting it in the pad because of the tight and hilly area
that the trailer had to maneuver. It is a well built product. More like a
military tank… Carl M. R.


—–Original Message—–

From: Creade B

Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 3:02 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject: coal 290


just to let you know,i bought a coal 290 to heat
3 houses it does terrific
.  a real  good product. thanks creade b


—–Original Message—–

From: Clinton R

Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 7:29 AM

To: Ben – Shaver Furnace

Subject: Re: fan


Hey Ben, … I think you have a great product that is well made especially for
the price. I hope you soon get cought up a few of my friends are weighting for
there stoves.




—–Original Message—–

From: chris2007

Sent: Friday, October 24, 2008 4:54 AM

To: Ben

Subject: Re: Free Poker




This furnace is my best investment yet. My family is nice

and warm. Thanks for all your help.




—–Original Message—–

From:  Thomas W.

Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 12:13 PM

To: Shaver Furnace

Subject: RE: Shaver Furnace


Hi Ben,

We got our furnaces over the weekend and I just want to say that Bob did a
beautiful delivering them. He was very skillful in setting them in place and we
couldn’t be more happy with his helpfulness.

Thank you