Review of Austroflamm G3 Multi-Fuel Stove
I have used this stove for the last 3 years and have found it to be easy to use and nice to look at. We have it in our living room which is a double height Barn Conversion so our ceiling is approx 20ft high and the living floors are open plan and part mezzanine (our bedrooms are on the floor below the wood burner).Once lit the stove comes up to temp really quickly and when burning seasoned wood the firebox and glass stay clean and the wood is reduced to a really fine ash. This stove keeps a large area (180m cubed) nice and warm in the winter months although I am toying with the idea of getting a stove fan to spread the heat a little more evenly (our chimney is covered). I like the contemporary looks and the controls of the stove are easy to use, although you do need a gauntlet once it really gets going. The stove I have got is NOT multi fuel but is identical, I also don't have the soap stone inserts but the stove seems to retain the heat although I have only once managed to relight the stove in the morning, this has more to do with me not banking the stove up in the evening as the bedrooms don't get any of the heat anyway! My only slight annoyance is the grate above the ashbox is rotated to allow air in which is difficult to do when a large load of wood is sitting on it! a poor design choice.
Stove expert replied: usually a woodburner will have at least 2 air supplies, one through the grate if there is one (or feeding the bottom of the stove if there is not grate) - primary air - and the other feeding the top of the firebox - secondary air. Usually, once the stove is lit, you would shut down the primary and regulate the stove using secondary.
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