Review of Coalbrookdale Darby stove

Coalbrookedale Darby boiler model

Maurice Deegan 9 years ago

I installed this unit in1995. It is connected to 300 lt. h/w tank with DHW coil. It has electric backup if required. The water is circulated to slab heating coils but will not heat the whole slab. The house is large 2 story 180m2 each level and this is our base heat supply. We do not use electric element on to the tank in winter. I modified the grate by using the coal grate bars and then laying 25mm thick fire brick on that with about 20 x 10mm holes for primary air. this greatly improved wood combustion. This heater has been very good with little maintenance.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 5)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 5)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.6)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 2.6)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? not yet rated (avg 4.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.9)