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Review of Coalbrookdale Severn stove

Coalbrookdale Severn multi-burner with boiler

David Baldwin 6 years ago

This is the second Severn I have owned now in 15 years. At a cost of £600 for the first one it was a lovely centre-piece for the room. After approx ten years it developed a leak at the back on the 45% bend where the ash pans go under. The cost to replace the water jacket would have been £800 so we bought a new one at a cost of £1200. Having had this one now for about 7 years it also has just sprung a leak in the same place. Not priced up a replacement water jacket yet but I'm not a happy chappie with this high-end stove

Stove expert replied: As this is the second stove to leak in 15years I would advise having a thorough investigation into the installation and operating process of this unit as there may be something that is causing these premature leaks. (using wet fuel, no low limit stats, a direct cylinder, spring water, no short periods of fast burn or other causes that are attributing to this). Understandably disappointing.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Value for money 1.5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.8)
How well does the airwash work 0.5 flames (avg 2.9)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 0.5 flames (avg 3.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4)
  • Joan Rutherford said 6 years ago:

    Wondering where you sourced the replacement boiler assembly? Our Severn has developed the same problem of a leak and we need to repair or replace it. Much appreciated