Review of Charnwood C 5 stove
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.