Coalbrookdale Severn stove

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4 flames

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Coalbrookdale Severn stove

The Coalbrookdale Severn stove is a traditional stove.

Available in matt black finish it has a flat top and 2 doors.

The doors have decorative patterns and the stove is therefore easy to recognise.

Technical Data
  • Fuel: Multifuel

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

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  • Burning Wood with Severn

    Joan Ribbons 9 years ago

    I use this stove as a wood stove. Having recently replaced the very worn gasket I find I cannot generate good hot heat any longer. I close the 2 vents at the bottom of the stove as always, and
    nearly close off the flu. I would appreciate any advice. I thought to toss in a 3 inch piece of coal and the fire feels hotter when the doors are open, but once I close the doors, no extra heat. I have a small (4 inch) circulating fan 8 inches from the ceiling, 10 feet in front of the stove, and I barely feel any heat there to circulate. Last winter I would have to open the door 20 feet away when the temperature often reach 84 degrees F. I also notice that I am going through the wood pile very quickly this year.

    Stove expert replied: If the stove is working hard and not generating heat it may that the flue is over-drawing and sucking the heat out of the stove before it can circultae into the room. The gasket that ylou replaced was this from round the door or the glass? If the control on the stove doesn't alter when you operate the vents then you may want to look at adding a flue damper or stabilzer to the flue system. Seek expert advice.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

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  • Severn Stove with Boiler

    Mike Young 4 years ago

    Apologies if this is an old question but we recently bought a house with a Severn stove with boiler. The hot water pipes have disconnected. Is this safe to use as a multi fuel fire? Thank

    Stove expert replied: The Health and Safety Executive states that stoves that are designed with integral boilers should no longer be used if the water system has been drained down, They recommend that they are discarded. Previous advice regarding filling the boiler with sand and leaving the tappings open no longer applies.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Severn update

    Wal Stewart 4 years ago

    Hi Again , Noticed a lot of comments about the glass on this stove browning/tarring up . I have only been using my stove for a couple of weeks but the glass remains clear all the time it your
    stove temp is between 500/525c . Only use kiln dried wood to start the stove and use excel smokeless after it has caught . Buy a stove thermometer and you will benefit from burning at optimum temperatures, your glass will remain clean and everything will burn to ash . I have no affiliation with excel , I have used it in my other 2 stoves in my home and find it produces a lovely flame and high heat with low ash , all things you want from your stove .

    Stove expert replied: Good feedback on using the stove with a thermometer to make sure it is operating within the correct parameters.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Superb Severn

    Wal Stewart 4 years ago

    Hi , I have a large conservatory that goes into a open plan dining room, and kitchen. We had a Esse Dragon mk2 stove which was ornate and beautiful, but even fully stoked it was struggling to
    heat such a large area. I looked on an internet site and found a Severn ( non boiler ) model for sale at a great price so as it says it's a 15kw stove twice the output of the Esse , so I bought it . It arrived on a pallet, so after getting it into my garage I started to refurbish it . I hand sanded it , fitted new seals and glass and polished it with stove polish . Got the stove fitted and tested out last week Wow the heat is fantastic, the conservatory is 37x15 and although it wasn't too cold outside the temp with the stove on low setting hit 35 degrees. I used excel smokeless and with the stove temp at 500 it stayed at the temp for 10 hrs without refilling . It's fantastic , built like a tank, a British made quality stove when quality meant quality . Buy one while you can before everyone finds out about how good they are !!!

    Stove expert replied: As the replacement stove has twice the output of the Esse you should notice a marked improvement in the heat being generated, the area that you are heating is large and therefore the Esse may not have been the correct size product for the space. Glad to hear the replacement is working well and producing the desired space heating. Enjoy.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Coal brook Severn conversion

    Steve Barton 4 years ago

    Bought one of these online but found it was the boiler model when I went to pick it up.I closed off the automatic thermostat aperture and made two sliding manual vents in the bottom of the doors
    -a relatively easy job and lined the firebox with 30mm vermiculite board.We burn logs and coal and it's an absolutely brilliant efficient economical stove.

    Stove expert replied: Boiler stoves should not be used without them being fully connected to a water system according to the Health and Safety Executive guidelines produced a few years ago.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Coal Brookdale Severn with boiler

    Leon Witts 4 years ago

    I have owned this stove from new and it has been very good , a couple of weeks ago I came home from work to find a wet carpet on examination I found the boiler has rotted through from the fire
    box and leaked in my front room. I have now been searching for a new boiler I have stripped the stove and was disappointed to find it manufactured from steel. I''m sure stainless steel would be a much better option. Can anybody recommend somewhere to try for a new boiler was thinking possibly aga/Rayburn ???

    Stove expert replied: If a replacement boiler is not available through Aga you may be able to get one fabricated using the existing one as a template. Add in boilers can be made from steel or stainless steel which is not uncommon. You did nto say how old the stove is but they generally last many years.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • bought a house with this stove

    Jorge Ferer 5 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

  • Disappointed

    Julie Mulvana 5 years ago

    We've recently moved and inherited a Coalbrookdale Severn the only air vent is on the thermostat, it also has a boiler and heats some radiators. Our problem is it takes s couple of hours to
    get the fire hot enough to heat the water burning lots of logs with the thermostat on 8 which makes it too hot in the lounge.Our second problem is the glass has burnt on soot and tar (as well as on the interior) baked on the glass which has to be cleaned daily. I would be grateful for any advice / help to solving these problems

    Stove expert replied: You will only get out of a stove what you put in it so do insure that wood is dry and well seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%. Depending on how this has been installed, priority would normally be given to the hot water cylinder before the radiator circuit can function. If you use smokeless fuel on the stove it may pay to try alternative products as they vary greatly on their efficiency, ash production etc.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Severn Stove Non Boiler

    Michael Zandier 5 years ago

    I purchased my Severn locally in 1989. Originally burned coal for several years and then started burning wood only. Besides replacing a few shaker grates and glass seals this stove has performed
    flawlessly for 28 years. Need I say more?

    Stove expert replied: Wow, what a great length of service from this stove.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Severn wood burner with bolier

    Julie Mulvana 6 years ago

    We've recently moved and inherited a Severn wood burner. So far we are pleased with its efficiency however we'll get a better idea in Jan/Feb when it's been really cold. My problem is with the
    blackened baked on soot on the glass which I have to clean everyday. I've used all cleaning glass recommendations but it still takes 40mins of hard cleaning to clean and then it's only partially clean. We only burn well seasoned wood, we burn it on high for 20 mins then turn the thermostat down to 3/4. I would really appreciate any help/ guidance on how to clean and maintain with minimum effort.

    Stove expert replied: If the airwash is kept open and you are using seasoned wood with a moisture content of less than 20% the glass should remain clean, this is also providing there is enough free air in the room and there is a good flue draw. Do check out the flue draw and free air if the first two points are already being undertaken.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

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