Firebelly FB1 double sided stove
Firebelly stoves are UK produced contemporary models and the double sided models are available with door opening on 1 or both sides.
They can be placed on a log box to raise them up a bit higher.
They are available in quite a few different colours.
Can have multi fuel kit added.
- Height: 601mm
- Width: 522mm
- Depth: 423mm
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Stove expert replied: What a shame that you have had a bad experience with this stove. It is unfortunate that you were delivered the incorrect stove followed by damaged products which didn't get you off to a good start with this brand. You do not make it clear who purchased the stove, if it was the installer then he should be the person to sort out the problems caused by the delivery of a damaged products and any warranty issues that make require attention. Your contract is with whoever you have paid your money to and not direct with the manufacturer under normal circumstances. The installer is also responsible to check that the flue draw is with in the tolerances recommended by the manufacturer, if these checks were not undertaken again you can't blame the manufacturer or the stove. It appears that you have been let down by the installer from your comments which is a great pity, as these stoves do perform well when installed correctly using the seasoned wood recommended.
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Stove expert replied: Liners are not covered by a warranty in any stove, if they crack they can be used providing they are staying in place and protecting the metal of the stove. Fire cement can be used to patch the two parts together if required.
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Stove expert replied: Firebricks are not covered by warranty with any manufacturer, however, it seems a shame that after such little use there was no offer of compromise (perhaps paying for replacements at cost would have helped a little!). Regarding the blackening of the glass, is there enough free air in the room? What is the flue draw measurement? What is the height of the flue? With the air controls open this should mean that the glass would stay clear, the flames should be busy and normally adjustment to regulate the rate of burn would then be made once an established fire has been achieved. Is this the sigle door version or does the stove have a door either side?
and to get an engineer to call. I find the controls a bit basic compared with other stoves and not easily fine tuned. I have been unexpectedly advised that firebricks will probably need replacement about every 3 years but this is usual with all fire bricks which I find surprising. Apparently ALL fire bricks are subject to moisture absorption during long (summer) periods of no fires which tends to damage the bricks when a fire is subsequently lit, this can possibly be avoided by lighting a fire at regular intervals during the summer to drive out small amounts of moisture as it occurs. The outer surfaces remain safely cool which is a bonus compared with many other stoves as there is a convection panel round the fire sides. I will wait to see how long lasting the fire bricks are but otherwise generally reasonable.
Stove expert replied: It is best to leave the door ajar so that a good air movement can be maintained during the summer months and should help to prevent a problem with the liners.