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Review of Broseley eVolution 26 boiler stove

Smokes into the room when loading more logs

Chris Rudge 3 years ago

We installed an Evolution 26 a couple of years ago and the customer has had constant problems with smoke billowing into the room when the door is opened to load logs. I see from this review webpage that this is a constant problem with the Evo26 log boiler. In most other aspects it functions well.

To improve the flue draft, we re installed the flue last year, adding extra sections to exceed the Broseley requirements and now have a draft of 20 pascals. It still blows smoke!

It seems inside the boiler, there is probably too many baffles to allow the smoke to easily escape which cause the smoking problem.

Its a nice looking boiler, but if you value your decor, look for something else to buy.

Stove expert replied: Is there an air brick in the room to provide enough free air for combustion? It seems strange to have this problem when the flue draw appears to be adequate even greater than recommended for the product. Is there another chimney in the property that could have a better draw, (so when the balance is altered by opening the door, the flue does not have enough lift to take the smoke up the chimney)?

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.1)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 3)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 2.6)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 2.7)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 3.4)