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Review of Charnwood C 5 stove

Charwood c5

T.bradshaw 7 years ago

Hi bought the Charwood c5 in november 2012.

excellent little fire, heats the room fast. burns both wood and coal which is great.

easy to operate. slightly smokey on the glass. only problem so far is it burns wood and coal fairly quickly. could this be the seal on the door, its only two months old and thats with the wind box shut. thats why i marked controlability down. otherwise a fantastic little fire.

Stove expert replied: The smokey appearance on the glass may indicate the fleu draw is excessive and could be why you are using so much fuel. Check the door seal is doing its job by shutting a piece of paper between the body of the stove and the door, if you can pull it out then the door needs adjusting. If this is not the cause I would get the installer back as you may need to add some control onto the flue system so that full conbtrol of the stove is resumed. This will allow the heat generated to radiate into the room rather than being sucked up the flue and you will use less fuel.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.1)
  • Brian Wragg said 6 years ago:

    Hi, we have just had a C5 fitted and have the same problem, it burns away quickly, cant keep the fire in overnight. Did you sort the problem out ??