Charnwood C 5 stove

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Charnwood C 5 stove

The Charnwood C series is a development of the Country range -

making for a more contemporary and simpler design.

You can have an optional store stand or rear flue adapter on this model.

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Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

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  • Charwood c5

    T.bradshaw 5 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... []

    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

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  • Excellent stove. Shame about the constant clicking .

    Robert Walker 10 months ago

    Very pleased with the C5.Lights easy, glass stays clean and keeps my lounge very warm.Fed from an external air supply and once lit burns happily on the minimum setting. The logs I burn I source... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Efficient

    Nick Thompson one year ago

    We burn logs of less than 15% moisture which throw out loads of heat but we cannot keep the stove in overnight. I would welcome comments

    Stove expert replied: As this stove is a Defra Approved model it will always have air passing through it so it is unlikely to stay in overnight, it is not recommended for wood to be burnt at a very low setting for prolonged periods even if the wood is dry and seasoned.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Heat plate

    Peter McConville one year ago

    The internal plate protecting the top of the stove sometimes moves or even falls off the lip. Should it be tight against the back or have a gap? My problem is when lighting the multi-fuel stove... []

    Stove expert replied: On lighting the stove you may need to leave the door ajar to aid the lift of the gases. Have you an airbirck in the room as there may not be enough free air for combustion to occur efficiently until the flue system is warm. Do refer to your manual for the correct position of the baffle plate and for trouble shooting as this may advise you a solution to the problems experienced.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Cleaning the window

    Cyril Bonnett one year ago

    Depending on how we use our C5 we do get the glass sooting up, we tried various ideas to clean it but by far the best and easiest is purchasing a propriety glass cleaning product, using a small... []

    Stove expert replied: Do take care that the green scourer does not scratch the service of the glass, the non stock option is better as it is less abrasive. A damp cloth dipped in woodash should do the trick and making sure you use dry seasoned wood (moisture content of less than 20%) and allowing plenty of air into the firebox should mean that the glass stays clean.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Nice looking stove, reasonable heat output

    Andy P one year ago

    We bought the almond coloured stove - mainly because of its appearance and colour. It is easy to use and burns well. The glass stays very clean and I think we have only cleaned it once in... []

    Stove expert replied: Modifying a stove should not be undertaken unless agreed with the manufacturer so leaving in the air control restriction is a wise move. Having two stoves in a property may mean that one flue has a better draw than the other and can affect how the stoves operate. This perhaps should be investigated further and you may find that the Charnwood's performance improves with further adjustments to the installation.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Charnwood 5 woodburner

    Chris Aaron one year ago

    The airways system only leaves a central triangle of clear glass by the morning. My wood is mature (2+year old ash and beech usually and I don't buy kiln dried wood because I have my own free... []

    Stove expert replied: You say that you are burning too much wood - by this do you mean that the stove is working hard, with vigorous flames continuously but not producing much heat? This seems opposite to the dirty glass that is being experienced, one indicative of an over drawing flue the other being lack of air for complete combustion and or wet fuel. Received from the manufacturer the following information: The reasons why the glass is blackening up can be various. - The C-Five is a DEFRA exempted appliance, therefore it is designed to not shut down fully. But as not everybody live in a smokeless zone, we gave the option to unscrew the stopping device so that the rod could close a bit more. But pushing the rod fully in will shut down all air vents, and as a result no air feed for the combustion, the stove "suffocates", creates creosote and suits up the appliance. - logs been slightly too damp still. An easy test would be to buy a bag of compressed log briquettes (less that 10% humidity), and make a test. - A lack of draught in the chimney/flue will slow down the oxygen feed to the fuel, resulting in it to not burn correctly. - A house that is too airtight will reduce the feeding of oxygen too. You can fit an external air kit that will take the air from the outside world. The heat output of the stove will be affected, of course, by the lack of combustion of the fuel.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Charnwood C5

    one year ago

    Glass Cleanliness : We have found that the glass stays very clean on the C5, provided that the single-damper (with three positions) is kept open during the lighting phase and remains so until... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Good stove but smoke escapes on lighting

    one year ago

    Once lit, the stove operates beautifully.We have a problem with lighting, especially when it is properly cold outside. During lighting, the door has to be ajar. The problem is that until there... []

    Stove expert replied: Cold, still conditions can and often will affect the draw on a cold flue system. Leaving the door ajar is often all that is required until the heat builds up a little. Check that there is enough free air in the room for the size of stove (is there an air vent in the room?), The height of the flue and type of cowl should also be checked. Sometimes putting a lit candle in the box before you try to light the stove provides enough heat to prevent this from happening.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • C5 - 1935 front living room

    2 years ago

    Using smokeless coal is ok and don't have much of a problem however with full firebox and airflow set to boost I can only get 250c out of it and struggle to heat room on freezing day ( 12ft... []

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

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