Broseley eVolution 5 woodburning stove
A Broseley contemporary stove with a high efficiency.
|This model is also available with a log store.
Plain big glass - wood burning only but has ash pan and grate.
Ok to use in smokeless area.
- Height: 583mm
- Width: 450mm
- Depth: 385mm
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that all joints in the pipe and flue are overlapping downwards and gas tight. The spigot on this stove does not overlap downwards but sits on top of the stove - the result is creosote leaks out under the spigot onto the top of the stove causing a lot of mess and an awful smell. This has happened for two of my customers so far (I now have changed the stoves for ones that will function safely). Unfortunately the manufacturer says that the customer is at fault for producing creosote in burning - but I disagree - surely the simple provision for creosote to drain inside the flue like everything else designed for solid fuel is the only safe option?
Stove expert replied: The manufacturer is correct in that creosote shouldn't be being formed inside a chimney. If creosote does occur then it is an indication that the moisture content of the wood being burned is too high or that the chimney liner isn't insulated sufficiently or possibly a combination of both. However in the real world wood that isn't fully seasoned can get burnt on occasions, stoves can get turned right down for longer than they should (again leading to condensates), and so for that reason flues and stoves are normally designed so that any condensate formed ends up back in the stove. A simple solution here would be to lift the flue spigot, remove the fire rope and seal it with high temperature silicone (good to 1200 degrees) which will prevent creosote leaking. I checked with the manufacturer and they were happy with this slight modification. The smell of creosote is very unpleasant but that smell is always a timely warning to check the firewood that is being used and to make sure that the liner is sufficiently insulated. Creosote forming in a chimney can lead to a chimney fire and they are dangerous.
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put another log on before the last one has burnt down to embers smoke will come into the room. Apart from that it looks good and is great quality and pumps out a lot of heat.
Stove expert replied: Refuelling should be undertaken when the majority of the wood has been burnt, opening when you have partially burnt wood does affect the efficiency.
expectations!Due to the depth of our hearth the stove has a rear flue fitted instead of using the top but it still draws well.The stove does like a quick hot fire to get going and leaving the door ajar by an inch for ten minutes really helps - I've found that when adding logs there is often a need to leave the door open for a few minutes to get the logs going ( all 20% moisture or less) but other then that it's great, the viewing window and the air wash is fantastic as is the heat.We are in a smokeless zone and this stove is DEFRA approved for our area, very little smoke visible from the chimney too.The stove does have a grate and ash pan but it's just as easy to scoop the ash out than try to mess with the grate your logs must be 12" at the most or they will not fit so best seems to be around 8 - 10".
to refuel with a log you get a blast of smoke into the room it does go after 5/10mins but still not a pleasant experience, does anybody else suffer with this issue?..over all can not fault the product definitely worth the money.