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Review of Stovax Stockton 5 stove

Stovax 5 Multifuel

one year ago

Hi. Can anyone advise how to slow down the burn on my Stovax. I push in the lever underneath the stove. Close the airwash but it still burns too quickly. Is it too ambitious of me to want the fire burning until the morning? Thank you.Dawn

Stove expert replied: Is the stove a smoke exempt model? If not and all vents are closed and still the stove works hard then please check all seals round the door and glass. (Shut a piece of A4 paper between the body of the stove and to door (when cold) if the paper can be pulled out then the rope seal needs replacing or the door needs adjustment to closed more tightly. The flue draw might be excessive and control of this can be achieved by adding a flue damper or stabilizer to the flue system, you should discuss this with your installer who should be able to undertake a flue draw test to ascertain if this is the cause of lack of control. If the stove has had the defra kit added then this will prevent the top air control from shutting fully and it is unlikely that an overnight burn will be achieved. The bleed of air allows the flue gases to be diluted so that this complies with the current smoke exempt requirements.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.5)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.3)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.1)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.3)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.2)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.4)