Broseley Hercules 30b boiler stove
The Hercules boiler stoves come in 3 sizes to suit different output needed.
They have a built in wrap around boiler and the stove has a traditional look.
The front of stove has 2 glass doors and the flue can come out of the top or back.
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and quality, my grate is only showing signs of wearing out this Yr after 11yrs most stoves have to be replaced yearly.
Stove expert replied: Great comments and a stove that is giving good service and reliability.
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have been better as the heat out put to main room is really warm, heat to radiators is fantastic and the heat to water is all dependant on what the thermostat to radiators is set at. I had to play with settings to get best heat all round. All in all this has been the best purchase of my life to date.
Stove expert replied: As this is a bigger boiler that you wanted please make sure that you do operate it for short periods on max temperature as stoves should not slumber for prolonged periods as it can lead to flue problems. Nice feedback though!
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wood from falling out. They warp due to the intense heat and even so in 7 years, these have only been replaced twice. I have recommended this stove to other family members with four of them purchasing the same stove. None of them have had any issues with the glass breaking. I would have no hesitation in purchasing this same stove again.
Stove expert replied: Great comments.
to bits,again my fault) the bars at the front don't allow big logs to go in so I took the top 2 out, I've run it like this for the ten years, we renovated a cottage/country house and so while in the mess we built a fireplace and installed top to bottom liner, we have 3 different makes of quality burners in our house, this is my favourite, we burn coal and tons of logs that I cut myself, It heats about 6 rads plus 2 towel rails easily, and the hot water. If really cold out-side we run the oil boiler and top up with this beast at full/half chat, we have 20+ rads in total. It can't get/keep them hot just asking too much on its own, not to mention the graft filling it! Despite the claims it can't really manage this large type of heating system without it being a full-time hobby. Keep the air-wash system connected properly, working/clean, really get it blasting every now and then with really dry pallet type wood. Empty ash pans regularly. No cracks or anything to worry about with this piece of kit, bit surprised to read lids cracked etc on above forum, superb,xx Nigel,Market Drayton.
Stove expert replied: Great review for a hard working stove.
of having a good heating system with little trouble. I was wrong. At the time it was one of the most expensive stoves on the market. But really they are not fit for purpose. I'm getting fobbed of by saying I'm burning the wrong dielectric. Rubbish. If a stove can't burn logs forget about it. I rest my case
Stove expert replied: Replacement parts will be required during the lifetime of any stove and by lid I am assuming you are referring to baffle plate which is subjected to the greatest heat when the stove is operating. Failure of these plates can be due to over-firing, incorrect fuels and even a strong draw on the flue system so further investigation would be advised to try to identify the cause of the failures. As you have had 3 in 7 years they are lasting over 2 years each which does not necessarily seem excessive though!
's as far as it goes. My chimney dates from the late 1700's so is about three feet by two feet and is vertical and kept clean. The fire is clean and has a new stainless steel liner for about five feet up the flue but unlike my other fires, including the marvellous 'Clearview', it doesn't want to draw. I've spoken on several occasions to the tech guys who were very helpful, but I'm afraid in my eyes, once it's had its best - it's gone and I won't be getting another.
Stove expert replied: The liner should go from top to bottom in the flue not part way. Is it insulated round the liner as you have a large gap round it by what you have written? If not insulated then this will certainly affect the way the stove can perform due to the cooling gases in the flue system. As you have other flues in the property they may be robbing this flue of a good draw and further investigation on all the stoves is recommended, it may not be the stove at fault and more to do with the installation.
to replace the doors the glass in the doors started breaking after having it for only 2 months this is not acceptable
Stove expert replied: I would suggest contacting Broseley regarding this as the stove is only 2 years old or go back to the supplier for a suitable way forward.
the hinges that hold the glass have become lose and won't hold the glass so it is now not sealed properly because of this the hinges and screws holding the hinges are badly rusted they can't be removed any suggestions on what to do
Stove expert replied: You could look at a replacement door, it may be worth the expense but would solve the issues you have been experiencing.