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Review of Clarke potbelly stove standard size

Clarkes pot belly stove

John Brown 3 years ago

Have just fitted this stove to my garage and am very disappointed as it has to be constantly tended. It burns far too quickly and has to be restocked every 15-20 minutes. Its practically impossible to control the air flow it just roars away regardless ... unless you close everything then it goes out. I have tried a myriad of woods, seasoned, soft, hard ... even smoke free fuel and it struggles to warm my one car sized garage. In its defence it burns wood, extremely quickly and efficiently.

Stove expert replied: Perhaps you need a damper in the flue to get more control if all the seals on the stove are operating correctly.

Overall rating:

1.5 flames

Build Quality 2 flames (avg 1.8)
Quality of finish 2 flames (avg 2)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 3.3)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 2.8)
Ease of lighting 2 flames (avg 3.6)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 1.8)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 1.3)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 1.7)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 1.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 2.3)