Review of Clearview vision 500 stove
Vison 500 with Backboiler
We bought this product with a back boiler so that we could heat our water for the kitchen area. We run it 24/7 winter and summer but for it to be really effective you need to use 'ovals' which are a type of smokeless fuel that are used in a Rayburn, for example,otherwise you are having to feed it every hour during the day to keep the back boiler hot enough to heat the water. We find that the ovals run for several hours and keep it ticking over at a steady 300 F. Another point is that even though we clean the glass everyday it has seriously marked, although not on one side of the glass, it appears to be 'inside' the glass. Anyway, to conclude, we feel that the stove was not really made to have a back boiler and seems to be an option that Clearview have added to keep in that market. We wish we had gone with a Dunsley stove as Dunsley had a back boiler and created a stove for it. We all live and learn.
Stove expert replied: Discoloration on glass - smokey apprearance usually from over-firing or crazing that spreads over the glass due to under-firing of stove. How far away is the tank from the stove and what size is the tank as on this model the output to water is 10,000BTU's?
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