Firefox 5 stove
- Height: 560mm
- Width: 412mm
- Depth: 374mm
- Flue Diameter: 125mm
- Fuel: Multifuel
- Nominal Heat Output: 4.9kW
- Efficiency: 78%
Most Recent Review
Why why why does my Firefox log burner pump thick smoke into my room? I've done all the suggested tricks of lightning kindling well before adding the log so burner is heated, used coal, even... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: As this is not a constant issue (it would appear from your text,) it could and is most likely due to the installation. If the stove is affected in windy conditions do you have an anti-down draught cowl on the flue? What height and diam. is the flue system? Is there adequate air in the room to allow combustion, is the flue top or rear and are there any bends in it? As this appears to be intermittent investigation on when it occurs should be carried out as thee is normally something that can be undertaken to eliminate this. A chimney fan perhaps! Has the chimney been swept recently, is the air way clear or is there debris restricting is?
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Good stove for the money, But if i was to buy again i would spend a wee bit more and buy a morso or woodwarm for more efficience and control features as my two friends have one of each and... [ read more ]
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Nice looking little stove. I did want a larger one but had to make do with this one for flue size. And was very happy. Blasts out some good heat. Looks pretty. But 1 year later I noticed when... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Castings rarely crack for no reason, it may be that you have inadvertently operated it on too high a temperature for a prolonged period. It is a shame though agreed.
Hello thereI have just moved house and in the house there is a firefox 5 installed. It was fitted about 6 years ago and the house being empty for the last 2. I have lit the burner for the first... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Make sure that the chimney has been swept to ensure that the flue way is clear of any debris that may have fallen down the chimney. The stove should not cause any undue smells when hot after the paint curing process has taken place (normally a few firings after installation should complete this process). I am assuming that buy the top damper you are referring to the top air control. As this is a cleanburn model there will be a restrictor fitted that will prevent it from being able to shut completely, this maintains diluted flue gases to comply with the smoke controlled areas and makes this a Defra Approved model.
On further investigation I found a large circle disk, which was the flue blanking plate from the back. The fixing lugs/prongs had snapped off the back casing & were attached to the plate along... [ read more ]
We have two of these stoves, the first one for about 5 years. today whilst I was poking the logs I''d just lit, there was a loud ''clank'', I didn''t know where it came from at first till my... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: The hot plate that is used to blank off the flue outlet that is not being used, can come off over time, sometimes due to damp / moisture coming down the flue system, corrosion due to damp moist fuels being used and sometimes not having been installed correctly initially or where the fire cement has dried out that was used to hold it in place. Replacement parts are available but in this instance it appears you are able to overcome this.
Can anyone helpHad my fire 2 years no issue or no problems then one day tried to open the door as the handle just kept going round and round so could not open it. Ordered a new complete handle... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: This seems very strange, the locking mechanism should prevent it from turning round completely unless something has happened with the door opening. When tightly fitted the handle and lock should only turn enough to open the door. Sorry I do not have any specific advice to give regarding this problem.
MY FIRE BAR AT FRONT OF STOVE THAT KEEPS COAL IN HAS SUDDENLY STOPPED FITTING INTO THE SLOTS IT GOES INTO ANY IDEAS WHYALSO THE HANDLE YOU USE TO SHAKE COALS AND ASHES IS STUCK SOLID CANNOT... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Has the bar become distorted which is preventing it locating in the stove? When you clean the stove out can you see any small pieces of fuel or distortion to the grate system which is preventing it from moving. Does the stove operate with a steady flame picture or is it burning vigorously? If it is burning hard the flue draw may be excessive and a damper or stabilizer may be required to gain better control. Smokeless fuels can be used on the stove but not household coal, if you have been burning coal then this may have caused some distortion to the internal parts that are giving the problems that are being described.
We've bought a dark brown enamel version of the Firefox 5 about 3/4 years ago and it's still going strong. We use it quite a lot and at times had it on for days on end. Admittedly the enamel... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: The wood conversion kit should be something that you can undertake, it will mean removing the grate system and slotting in a wood tray. Have you checked the seals as this can lead to the stove being less controllable and then lead to overheating and hence cracking of the stove casing.
Does this stove have a five year warranty. I am in Ireland. It''s a great stove but not happy the top has a Crack I got stove on 2/9/14
Stove expert replied: These stoves come with a 12 months warranty so is no longer covered by the warranty I'm afraid. I would not recommend continued use of this stove now.
Have had the Firefox 5 for just over a year now & it always surprises me how quickly it lights & gets up to temp! Opening size can be tight for decent chunks of timber but that's a minor issue... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Is the stove the Defra Approved model as if so there is a restriction on the top air control that prevents it from shutting fully and will mean that it burns faster than a standard model. If the flue draw is excessive and greater than the manufacturers suggested amount then a flue damper or flue stabilizer can be added, this will give better control over the stove draw which will allow the heat to stay in the stove longer rather than being sucked out of the firebox quickly. Your installer should be able to test to see if this is the case.