Review of Coalbrookdale Severn stove

bought a house with this stove

Jorge Ferer 3 years ago

Hi, I just bought a house and this stove is installed in boiler version. I haven't tried it, but I have seen that the pipes are disconnected therefore this stove cannot be used unless the pipes are connected, as I have read in this forum. I want to hook this boiler to a radiator or two. I have two questions:

1) I would like to know if this would require a pump or just with gravity this would work?

2) this one is missing the throat plate, although there is a thin plate below the exhaust pipe, is this throat plate necessary? thanks

Stove expert replied: Gravity systems only work if the pipework rises all the way from the stove to the radiator, should this not be the case then a pump may be required to circulate the heated water. I recommend a heating engineer is consulted to insure what parts may be required in your situation. A throat plate is required where specified by the manufacturer, as the stove will have been tested with one. They provide a flame deflector which in turn enables the flue gases to be burnt more efficiently and effectively, it also keeps the heat in the stove longer to enable a better heat transfer to the room rather than going up the flue system.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.4)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.8)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 2.8)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 3.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4)