Dunsley Yorkshire stove
The Dunsley Yorkshire stove is the only boiler stove that is Defra Exempt for smoke control areas.
You can also have the model without a back boiler and it can also come as a dedicated woodburner.
This Yorkshire Dunsley stove has 1 door with plain glass for viewing the fire.
Plain black model with a flat top.
- Height: 715mm
- Width: 595mm
- Depth: 450mm
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boiler so that when there is a demand for heat (from rads or hot water tank) it takes over when it is lit. If it is lit and the heat demand goes off (or there's a power cut!), the excess heat is dumped ("thermosyphoned") to a 1.5kw rad in the loft, else the water boils (scary!). The Yorkie has a thermostatically-controlled air control, which restricts the air intake when the water in the back boiler approaches its set temperature. Dunsley have a range of possible plumbing and wiring schematics on their website but I visited the factory in Holmfirth before purchase and spoke to the Managing Director who looked over my custom schematics and was very helpful. I'm not a professional installer but, if you can join pipes and manage basic wiring, it's not beyond the remit of the competent DIYer.The back boiler can heat all the rads in our moderately-sized house (although the ramp-up is a little slow), puts out up to 5kw directly into our small living room (phew!) and can heat a tank of hot water in about 1.5 hours. Lots of space on the top for cooking on too - Dunsley also supply a griddle pan as an optional extra too. We had chestnuts on ours last night - yum!It's a big lad of a stove but it still fits into the inglenook cut into the chimney breast of our small 3-bed former council house with all the necessary clearances (just!). The chimney is lined with a flexible stainless steel flue liner. How durable this will be with a 17kw solid fuel appliance only time will tell! We feed it scrap timber and broken up pallets and since installation (and also of solar HW heating panels) we have knocked 90% 0ff of our gas bill. I haven't fed it any logs yet but, after pursuing my chainsaw certificate, it's a plan for the future! The ash pan only needs emptying about once per week.The stove is very cleanburning, once hot enough, but doesn't slumber down well with a lot of fuel in and so isn't really appropriate for overnight burning as (a) it will get smokey and (b) would be a waste of fuel, with most of the heat going to your heat dump! If you loaded it last thing with your CH on, and only a few rads, I doubt there would be any fuel/fire left in the morning.My only real gripe with it is that, possibly as a result of burning very dry scrap timber, the front fuel retainer bar can get too hot and can start to bend inwards due to differential expansion. I go through a new one roughly once every year. I suspect that this wouldn't happen with logs, though.All said and done, this is an absolutely cracking piece of kit, solid, innovative and British made. I wholeheartedly recommend it!
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the hearth temperature only reaches 25 Deg C when the room temperature is 19.9 Deg C. Therefore under the Building Regulations (less than 100DegC) a 12mm hearth is sufficient. On contacting Dunsley they have confirmed that a 12mm hearth is suitable (however they do advise using a thicker hearth suitable to support the weight of the stove 198kg plus 22kg of water). However a full constructional hearth is not required. Note: when looking for a appliance it is best to get a copy of the installation instructions and check every detail before purchasing.
Stove expert replied: Please note that you should always follow the manufacturers guidance and as they advise a thicker one should be used this is what should be provided, they advise die to the weight of the stove and should your 12mm hearth fail there would be no redress.
this stove high enough its fantastic. We run with only reclaimed wood. No heating bills. Bring on the winter.
Stove expert replied: A great review.
heat is premium columbian coal!!! our radiators are singing!
Stove expert replied: Over night burn for woodburning stoves can be difficult and is not recommended due to the deposits that are created on a slow burn setting which woukd need to be used, if it is a multifuel stove then try using smokeless fuels for over-night and then wood for the day time.
WHEN EVER WE NEED IT! MR BEAGLE LOVES IT, LAYS NEAR IT, UNTIL HE NEARLY STARTS TO SMOULDER!! WIFE SAYS BEST THING WEVE BOUGHT IN 32 YRS I AGREE.
Stove expert replied: Great review.
Stove expert replied: Specialist Heating Engineers should not be disregarded, many will give expert advice and support. As this customer has installed it himself he should get Building Control to sign this installation off whereas a Hetas Engineer can sign it off, important as your house insurance will require this certification.
would have limited time to warm your home sufficiently. I have had my stove for 2 years, and recently the air supply, which is external, (I used a drainpipe and duct tape to connect to the foil hose)stopped working. The reason for this was that the stove had become blocked with tar deposits. Using the curved handle part of Henry vacuum I got under the top of the stove through the hatch, and also used a stick to clear the airways within the combustion chamber, along with the vacuum. That got the stove back to perfect operation from no air at all.
Stove expert replied: Always carry out a monthly check to insure air ways are completely free this will avoid the problem as above. Using good quality fuel which is dry and seasoned is important as is short periods of fast burn to prevent tar build up.