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Review of Dovre 2000 stove

Dovre 2000 review and question

Matthew Thomas last month

Nice large classy looking stove, does not seem very efficient with a poor comment from our local woodturning supplier. Sometimes works quite well and hot other times very poor, maybe due to poor lack of wind for updraft. I wonder whether lining stove back and side walls with bricks or similar will make it better. ? Is the space inside simply to large for effective heating or am I being too mean with the volume of wood I put on at any one time. Quite a pain having to open the doors to adjust the chimney baffle, poor design fault. Usually run it with the doors closed when going well to prevent smoke, sparks and fumes. Sometime open door when using coal and glowing well but have to open up the top venting baffle to reduce fumes. Any thoughts folks.

Stove expert replied: If the flue draw is poor then smoke coming back into the room is often likely when opening the doors for refuelling. You will need to put a decent amount of fuel on this appliance and it should give more heat when operated with the doors closed. The wood needs to be dry and seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%. Have you an air vent in the room? If you line the stove, when it was not designed for there to be any, this would not help with the output.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.6)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 2.4)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.1)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4)