lennox montebello lsm40st versus monessen covington kstdv500ntsc

human_v09December 6, 2012

Hello all,

We're looking to install a double-sided indoor/outdoor fireplace in our house and the fireplace vendor has suggested the above two options. Both are expensive (!) but the Covington is almost a $1000 more and I was wondering if anyone had thoughts, opinions or comments to suggest why one might be better than the other?

Another question, are there any options (like a fan/blower) that we should include to get the most out of it?

Many thanks,


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Looking for the same application for our new build and are leaning toward the Montebello. Was lucky enough to find a model installed locally at a showroom. There is the tricky part, most have the Montebello but not the indoor/outdoor version to actually look at. Its an impressive looking unit and I was suprised at how much heat came off the ceramic face. Not familiar with the other brand but just wanted to toss in the comment. I've tried with little luck to find reviews/info from other gardenwebbers and the internet on indoor/outdoor fireplace models. It seems to be a niche market that not many actually comment on.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 6:05AM
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The title of your post jumped out at me as we looked the the Lennox Montebello, too, for the indoor/outdoor application in our new home. We ended up ordering the Majestic Marquis which was slightly cheaper and a dealer close to us. Sorry I can't tell you how we like it; it has not arrived nor are we at the point of installing it. I think I am going to love it!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 10:35AM
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I have had a Majestic gas fireplace for 12 years. I must warn you it seems Majestic goes in and out of business regularly. Therefore parts for units are very expensive, a $12.00 thermocouple is now $54.00 for my unit.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 1:17PM
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