Stovax View 8 stove
The Stovax View 8 is an 8 Kw wood-burning or multi-fuel stove which is okay in a smokeless zone with a smoke control fitted.
Most Recent Review
Had my boiler stove installed for 2 years now , it's linked up to a " heating innovations " H2 control panel House is early 2000 build with double glazing , around 900mm of loft installation installed , 4 beds , 16 rads installed plus 300 lt hot water tank Net result is no gas bill for winter use over the last 2 year The stove gives around 8kw of heat to water , which is a little less than the total heat lose of the house , hence 900mm of loft insulation Heat to room is a little to much but air controls dampen down well Having read other comments my view is poles apart The stove must be sized to suit the heating load , to big a heating load will result in slow to heat up water , or lack of heat ... I run my stove on a setting of 58 degs , as per H2 panel installation details , hot water tank is set to 55 degs , 2 heat leak radiators fitted , 28 mm flow and return to boiler The only issues I have had was during " testing " the main pump failed , replace pump with better one and works a treat... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Always get the heat load of the system calculated before purchasing a boiler, it is not worth taking the risk of a stove that can't provide you with the heat required!
Most Popular Review
This stove was absolutely useless. No heat to room and takes ages to heat water. As well as all this, it uses a colossal amount of fuel. I lit a fire to roast a pig many times without any... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: If a stove uuses a great deal of fuel but is nor producing much heat it may be the flue that is causing the problem as the draw may be excessive. This means that the stove works hard, the heat is drawn up the flue before it can radiate into the room. This can be corrected, speak to a flue specialist.
More reviews for Stovax View 8 stove
Agree with previous respondent, this unit is very disappointing. Stovax blame installer, installer blames Stovax - either way we have a lump of metal ( cold ) doing nothing more than throw heat... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: I would suggest that you get a flue expert to advise you further as not having enough air / then having too much air seems to indicate that that installation is at fault. Nothing changes with the stove but the weather conditions vary and seems to be affecting the stove quite dramatically.