Firebelly FB2 stove
The Firebelly FB2 is the biggest of the 3 Firebelly stoves.
It is a plain contemporary stove with 1 big glass door.
You can place the Firebely stoves on a 12m thick hearth.
There is a multi fuel kit available for these stoves and they are also available as double sided stoves -
You can place the Firebelly FB2 stove on a log box to increase the height.
They are available in a big range of colours.
- Height: 605mm
- Width: 640mm
- Depth: 422mm
Most Recent Review
focal points when not lit and mesmerizing to watch when they are. We also bought the log box which sits beneath our stoves, which we feel sets them off a treat.
Stove expert replied: Lovely comments.
Most Popular Review
well above our expectations. We have now had the unit for a year or so and we are very pleased with the unit. The FB2 is very hot and heats our whole house. I would be happy to recommend Firebelly to anybody looking to purchase a new stove
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Stove expert replied: Praise indeed!
I thought it looked good.The manufacturers told me that I could purchase a touch up spray but will it look as good as new? So glad now I didn't buy a brightly coloured one!
Stove expert replied: Great review and sounds very cosy in the chalet!
Stove expert replied: If smoke only casues a problem when you open the door to refuel it may be a flue problem and not a stove problem. Doors can normally be adjusted and quite often seat with time which is quite normal. If your flue draw is poor then the glass will not stay clean as not enough air is being drawn into the fire chamber to allow combustion to occur efficiently, have you an air brick in the room?
Stove expert replied: Great savings on the fuel bill!!
and it will blaze away happily. The "airwash" system works occasionally, but if the logs are damp, the glass blackens quickly.Last year I bought the multifuel kit and a few bags of coal.I've used that twice. Why? Because it just doesn't work.This evening I tried again and despite numerous fire lighters, kindling etc., the coal wouldn't light. In the end in desperation, I tried a propane torch and almost an entire gas cannister later and still the coals go out, even with the door wide open.This is a huge disappointment and a very expensive one - the flue cost as much as the fire and the draw seems adequate enough, but looking through the previous comments, I'm sure somebody will say it's not.I'd say that it was a good couple of grand gone up in smoke. If only...
Stove expert replied: have you contacted the supplier, installer, or Firebelly to try to rectify the problems? That is probably a good starting point. Perhaps get them to test the flue draw and see how good it is as a starting point.
a lot of heat quickly as the house is surrounded by snow for up to five months of the year and can be freezing to walk into after a two or three week absence.The stove is connected to a straight insulated double skinned chimney of approx. 6m in length and I find it easy enough to light using firelighters and dry sticks, but it will produce a lot of smoke and blacken the glass until the fire has produced enough heat to induce a draught up the chimney. The air-wash system will then clean the glass of soot and the stove will produce a lot of heat as it is rated at 12kw. It is this figure that you should bear in mind when choosing one of these stoves as that is a lot of heat to put into a room and although the burn rate is controllable the minimum output achievable while still keeping the glass clean and the chimney draught working I would guess to be about 6kw.This also accounts for the lack of overnight burn as the amount of wood required to keep the stove burning at this rate overnight is more the firebox can hold.I rate the construction of the stove as good (3.5-4 out of 5) with a few niggles such as the lower air control, I found that I have to spray it with WD40 (when the fire is out) to keep it moving freely, and the stove must be installed on a flat surface for the door to open freely, uneven bricks/tiles will not do. The stove also has a tendency to drop ash out of the door when you open it. Overall I am pleased with the stove, it looks good and produces a lot of heat (by burning a lot of wood which must be dry) but please bear in mind that it will be produce too much heat for a lot of rooms unless it is fitted with a boiler to distribute the heat around the house via radiators.
.Easy to keep clean and de-ash due to the lack of crevices for ash to get into, although I run on old ash for several burns before it needs clearing out.It got us through 3 days of power cuts 2 winters ago and for that I will always love it!Minor niggles - yes the controls can be jerky and sometimes the allen bolt that secures the door handle can work loose - for that reason I use the correct size allen key to operate the controls so that it is always handy.Also the amount of heat into the room could be higher, but I think our chimney is too well flued and a lot of heat escapes up that.If you don't set the controls correctly (i.e. leave full airwash on and bottom flue open), then it will burn through an average sized log in minutes.Other than that it has been great and looks good when working or not.Would recommend to anyone
Stove expert replied: You may be able to get a locking nut to secure the door handle and this would stop this annoying problem. If the stove appears to be working hard and the amount of heat produced is poor it may be that your chimney has to high a draw and will need some control on to calm it down. May be worth investigating this also.