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Charnwood C 5 stove, page 3 of reviews

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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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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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Page 3/4 of reviews for Charnwood C 5 stove

  • pleased but hard to get going

    Simon Clementson 5 years ago

    Love the stove but finding it really hard to get a good flame burn. The logs just seem to smoulder with a few flames. Draw on chimney seems fine. Could the logs be too damp?

    Stove expert replied: Have you a moisture meter to check the content is less than 20%, really recommend having one to insure the stove has the best chance to perform as expected. Damp wood makes the stove struggle and can cause flue problems so not recommended.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Smokey Glass

    John Carling 5 years ago

    We had this stove installed in Feb 2014, we had big problems with it drawing too much, had the installer back three times to try different things with the air control. He even fitted a storm... []

    Stove expert replied: Is the chimney lined and was a damper used to see if better control was gained? Strange that fitting a cowl made so much difference, what type of cowl was fitted? It may not be the stove but an installation / flue problem.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Worth every penny

    Keith Tilley 5 years ago

    I reviewed this stove about 15 months ago shortly after we fitted it. We were delighted then and we still are. The stove lights easily and burns well. Our house is open plan. The stove keeps... []

    Stove expert replied: Great to have an update and one that is so positive.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Grown to love Charnwood C5

    Malcolm Lane 6 years ago

    I was used to a monster of a stove in my last house and initially found the Charnwood C5 difficult to get going. However with a little practice it is now very easy. The door needs to be cracked... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Messy Charnwood

    Chris Cawood 6 years ago

    We bought the Charnwood c5 in November and have been burning wood and the correct type of coal but it is very messy - every time you open the door a load of ash spills onto the hearth. Are we... []

    Stove expert replied: It may pay you to try a different type of fuel as some produce far more ash than others. Once you have put the fuel into the stove, move it towards the back so that the ash produced is kept away from the door. Once you have riddles to stove leave the ash to settle before enptying the ashpan and this will minimze ash particles in the room when you open the door.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Nice stove but one problem....

    Richard Lisle 6 years ago

    ...The upright plate that restrains the fuel falls backwards into the fire making it difficult to refuel the stove. What am I doing wrong?

    Stove expert replied: Is it located into the holding brackets?

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • C5 nice stove "But"

    Brian Wragg 6 years ago

    We have had a C5 now for a month, it burns realy well, but burns away too quickly, cant keep it in all night. Done the paper test in the door and the rope looks fine, it seems to me that I cant... []

    Stove expert replied: This stove is Defra Approved to meet current smoke controlled area requirements. Therefore the air control will always allow air to bleed through the stove and can't be closed off completely hence you are not able to get overnight burn. Do you notice a change in the rate of burn when you operate the air control, if it does not alter the rate of burn you may also have an over drawing flue that is sucking the air and heat out of the stove too quickly. This may need a check from the installer and if the draw is excessive a damper or stabilizer can help to solve this.

    Overall rating:

    not yet rated

  • Disappointed so far

    Ivan MERRITT 6 years ago

    Must admit disappointed so far with the performance, I struggle to get the stove really roaring,even with combination of door slightly open/control knob full out.Cannot understand why, it replaced... []

    Stove expert replied: Has the chimney been lined? Is there enough free air in the room? Different models allow varying amounts of air through the vents, insuring enough free air in the room is very important.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Love it!

    Amy 7 years ago

    We have been using our stove daily for 2 weeks now and I love it! We have a large fireplace to fill which is why we chose this stove and also bought the log store to help fill the space. The... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Pleased as punch.....

    Richard Gray 7 years ago

    Stove was installed in middle of February 2013 and we are absolutely delighted with it. Easy to use, looks great and generates enough heat for three radiators to be turned off completely. []

    Stove expert replied: Great review.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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