Review of Clearview vision insert stove

Rachel Green 8 years ago

Had a clear view installed in October. Overall I am pleased with the fire but on two occasions when lighting it there has been backdraft and the room has filled with smoke even smoke coming from the underneath, around the door and through vents at top. I have asked the Engineer to come back out to check it out. Could it be the wrong cowling on my chimney?? Any one else had this problem

Stove expert replied: Down draughts can be due to a poor draw on the flue system, not enough ventilation in the room, weather conditions etc to name but a few. Specific cowls can help to alleviate this problem but ventilation is still key to allow combustion to occur so a full investigation should take place to establish the cause. All internal parts should be checked as they may have been put in the wrong position and this will affect how the stove performs.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 4.8)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 4.5)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 4.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4.5)