Review of Charnwood Island III stove

Water jacket

5 years ago

I have bought this one year old wood burner from an online company second hand. It is excellent condition and perfect for what I want however it has a water jacket and I don't really have the requirement to install it to the heating system, will I damage the fire not using the water function, are there pre requisits for doing this?

Stove expert replied: A boiler stove must not be used as a dry stove and it is not recommended to be used in this way. There is potential for problems when it is not connected to a water system and should only be used when installed for the purpose that it was manufactured for..

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.6)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 2.6)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 3.3)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 3.3)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4.1)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 2.5)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 2.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 2.5)