Firefox 8 stove, page 4 of reviews
The Firefox 8 is an 8.9kW cast iron stove which can burn wood or coal.
- Height: 607mm
- Width: 566mm
- Depth: 363mm
- Flue Diameter: 150mm
- Fuel: Multifuel
- Efficiency: 77%
Page 4/6 of reviews for Firefox 8 stove
The stove was purchased along with the "Woodburning Kit" which I fitted before installing the stove. It all fitted together well and seems to be reasonably well made. The kit consists of 3 hollow... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Modifying a stove invalidates the warranty so not recommended. Seems the modicfication in this case has improved things though.
We've had this stove for about 3 years and it works fine. As we burn wood all the time I've decided to buy a wood burning kit. Are there any fitting issues? Can I simply burn logs directly... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: I am sure there will instructions. The liners will still be required to protect the stove body. Go back to the supplier for more assistance.
In August last year I had been having a bad time at work and came home one day and attacked the 70's monstrosity in our dining room with a sledge hammer! We had been talking about getting a... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: As the house is over 120yrs a liner would be recommended and should improve the problem when first lighting of smoke soming back into the room. Smokeless fuels seem popular for overnight burning but is not seen as an efficient use of fuel as this customer states but is down to individual choice.
Have had this Firefox 8 since March 2009 and am delighted with it, the house is warm and cosy and have managed last 3 winters without having to use the central heating, 3 bed semi type house... [ read more ]
It was fitted with a new 6 inch flue but I am very disapointed as it just does not give any heat. I have spoken to the suppliers who advised fitting a flue damper but this has had no effect... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Did the flue liner get insulated when installed? Has the damper made any difference? What fuel are you bruning?
Everyone advised us to get a 5kw stove as an 8 would be too hot. As the plan is to get the stove up to temp and open the doors and heat as much of the house as possible, we ignored everybody... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Good feedback and sound advice.
In reply to Scott, I think what Adrian is recommending is to remove the whole thing: grate assembly and ash pan. The logs can then burn directly on the bottom of the stove. Not sure how well... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Any modifications invalidate the warranty, beware.
Having paid a lot of money for a professional Hetas approved installation my fire is still not right. I have had two visits from Hetas themselves as the first visit it was found the installation... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: The fire bricks can crack which should not cause any problem providing it is protecting the metal of the stove. A stove thermometer is always a good idea to check that the user is burning at the optimum temperature.
Just wanted the stove to burn logs so bought the "wood burning kit" removed the multi fuel gear, fitted the kit as per the instructions. Now burn on 1inch thick (at least) bed of ash.....perfect... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Designated wood burners or trays do make a huge difference if this is the preferred choice of fuel. Nice review.
In response to Adrians tweeks. Im finding it hard to comprehend what you mean. Are you saying take out the grate assembly all together and burn the logs straight in the ash pan? Thanks Scott ... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: If you do this then the bottom of the stove will eventually burn through, all metal surfaces with direct contact to heat should be protected by liners or the baffle at the top.