Riva 66 Multi-fuel Fire
- Height: 599mm
- Width: 742mm
- Depth: 395mm
- Flue diameter: 150mm
- Fuel Type: Multifuel
- Nominal heat output: 8kw
- Efficiency: 80%
Most Recent Review
We have a Stovax 66 Cassette for over five years now. We burn only dry logs but notice that we can smell fumes in the room if we don't have both vents open almost fully (full flames). Our Stovax... [read more]
Stove expert replied: We have a Stovax 66 Cassette for over five years now. We burn only dry logs but notice that we can smell fumes in the room if we don't have both vents open almost fully (full flames). Our Stovax is in our main living room, which is upstairs. Could the shorter chimney length have anything to do with the smells? Other than that, we are very happy with the Stovax Stove Expert Replied: A short flue system can affect the stove and yes this may be why you are getting fumes in the room. I would recommend that the installation be checked to insure there is nothing else causing this.
Most Popular Review
We have been delighted with the heat output from the stove. Its good looks and the overall efficiency and ease of operation have been much admired.
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We had a grey Riva installed about 5 years ago. The first problem experienced was a very loud bang as the stove heated up or cooled down. The installer had to remove the unit and pot rivet... [read more]
Stove expert replied: We had a grey Riva installed about 5 years ago. The first problem experienced was a very loud bang as the stove heated up or cooled down. The installer had to remove the unit and pot rivet the back plate to the frame in several places. It still bangs but not as startling as before. the other problem is that the front flap has to be left down (and collects ash as a result) otherwise the control lever binds. For some reason our stove has never performed as well as our neighbours' fitted at the same time. we both use the same wood source. The installer said to open the door "a crack" to get air to flow down onto the fire but I find it better to have the door shut and use the under draught controls. The stove needs emptying every 3/4 days. Fortunately we don't use it that often as otherwise I would suspect its longevity. The grey finish has become grubby over time. Stove Expert Replied: Disappointing problem, strange performace is poor compared to your neighbours, is their installation / flue arrangement different?
After a winter of running the stove I wanted to update my review. My concerns about the flimsy handle proved unfounded - It's still working just fine. Ducting system working well and we haven... [read more]
We were very pleased with the wood burner. It throws out a lot of heat and keeps us warm. Downside: It has cracked the chimney breast, we have repeatedly replastered but it happens time and... [read more]
Stove expert replied: Might be worth trying: HEAT RESISTANT PLASTER 20kg High temperature smooth finish. Protection up to 500°C For use on walls & chimney breasts, hole in the wall fires adjacent to: Inserts stoves, freestanding stoves and range cookers. WHAT IS HEAT RESISTANT PLASTER? Heat Resistant Plaster is a replacement material for gypsum plaster where the temperatures are too high for gypsum plaster to stay on the wall. Heat Resistant Plaster is a fully blended fine powdered material which is mixed with water to a trowelling / floating consistency. WHERE TO USE HEAT RESISTANT PLASTER? On walls and chimney breasts where the temperature is likely to exceed 50°C particularly around the so-called “hole in the wall” type fires and stoves. It is recommended that the plaster is used in combination with HeatProof Screed. HOW TO USE HEAT RESISTANT PLASTER. Remove all traces of old screed and plaster on the wall or part of wall to be treated. Prepare the area by coating with PVA (as is usual for plastering). Re screed using Heat Proof Screed prior to applying Heat Resistant Plaster. Mix the plaster with water using a mixer drill attachment, it is not possible to mix properly by hand. Allow about 10 minutes to get the material onto the wall and about an hour subsequently for floating. Leave three days to dry naturally before any heat is applied. COVERAGE: 20kg tub will cover approximately 2m2(21 ft2) at a thickness of 6mm (1/4”)
Installed with ducting in a well insulated house. We used insulated ducting and stainless steel adjustable vent outlets. We are using the same quantity of wood as on the open fire it replaced... [read more]
Stove expert replied: Good feedback.
Good points. Gives out a lot of heat,easy to light, if I use coal it still glows dully by the morning, the cassette design takes up little room in my small house. good view of the burning fuel... [read more]
Stove expert replied: There is special heat resistant render and plaster available for these types of installation to prevent cracking of surrounding areas.
Parts are very expensive, every year I have to replace a part that fits in the top of the fire costing £100.00 a time, fire bricks crack, some welds have popped apart, every few weeks you... [read more]
Stove expert replied: Have you had the flue draw checked as parts should not be wearing our so quickly that they need replacing every year.
The stove itself is brilliant. Easy to light, control. Well made. No problems with the function at all. HOWEVER, no end of issues with the cassette concept(ie embedding in a wall). Superheated... [read more]
Stove expert replied: There is special plaster on the market for this problem, was this used?
We have a Riva 66 and the wall immediately above the stove gets very hot and the plaster is continually cracking. As fast as we repair it further cracks appear. It is very worrying. A gas... [read more]
Stove expert replied: A liner or small length of rigid flue off the stove should help as this is where the main heat will be, check with installer. Heatproof plaster can be purchased which may also help to prevent an annoying problem.
I installed the Stovax at least 6 years ago, it has taken a lot of punishment in that time being used Summer evenings and all day throughout the Winter months. As with other reviewers the baffle... [read more]
Stove expert replied: Any spares always seem disproportionately high to the cost of the stove, good tip from this customer but not always able to source local metal workers to undertake making spare parts. Also if you do this the warranty will be invalidated.