Review of Bergen stove
This stove has proven a dream for use in a 40m2 living room which it can heat and keep warm without issue. We have a 6" liner and the draw is excellent in a 10m chimney - there is no need for any kindling. Open the flow till it gets going and the logs are alight - 15 mins - then turn it down and it burns very well indeed.I am using very good hardwood logs. The ash mostly burns off itself - I clean out the bottom perhaps every 4-6 weeks and it is an easy clean. The airwash system works well as long as the fire is kept hot for a time - keep the fire at 450-600F for an hour and it completely burns off any residue. But it can tick over at 350-400F without consuming much fuel, so long as the logs are good hardwood.
Stove expert replied: The optimum operating temperature registered on a flue thermostat is between 230 - 460 F (110 - 250C) so you are running this stove far too hot for the hour long period, this can potentially lead to distortion of the body so can't be recommended and should be avoided. Short periods of fast burn (no longer than 20mins) when a fire is established should be adequate to clean off any residues that are produced during slumbering periods.
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