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Review of Bergen stove

Chimney Sweeping Brush Access

Peter Vine 2 weeks ago

The Nordpeis Bergen has a removable internal Smoke Baffle Top Plate to access the flue when the outlet mounted to the Top of the Stove.

The Stove is fitted with a cast iron Draft Diverter before connection of the vertical flue, and is bolted internally to the top of the inside of the stove flue outlet with a cast iron bar that goes across the flue internal outlet.

How do you insert a brush into the flue without moving the Draft Diverter as the 2 x retaining bolts and nuts are almost impossible to remove as you only have access to the bottom nuts, and cannot hold the bolt heads which are on the chimney side of the Diverter cross bar?

Stove expert replied: Flue access is always recommended to be allowed above the stove even if there is access from within so an alternative point is available. A flue pipe with an access door should have been fitted at the time of installation.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.5)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.7)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 4)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 2 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.8)