Firefox 8 stove, page 6 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 6/6 of reviews for Firefox 8 stove
Great stove, bought it for a good price - less than half price of a similar sized stove from the local stores.It is everything you would expect and chucks out a lot of heat. We have a well... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: the egg things are smokeless fuel - a type of anthracite coal, quite possibly taybrite or some other brand.
could you please tell me how to use the vents when burning smokeless coal, also the top vent doesn't seem to move very far, when trying to use it but overall I'm totally satisfied with my stove... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: If your stove is a Smoke Exempt version then the top control will not move very much so that the flue gases are diluted to comply with the restrictions for smoke controlled areas. The bottom vents will allow air to enter the stove from the bottom and should be open more for burning smokeless fuel and can be shut down (this depends on flue draw) when burning wood.
We are really pleased with our Firefox. It represents fantastic value for money by comparison to many others on the market. However, we have been disappointed by the amount of heat the fire... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Providing a gap of 150mm either sied and back with 300mm above the stove has been left then the stove should be able to heat a reasonable space. Was the calculation undertaken to find ou the kW output required undertaken before puchase?
We bought this off the net used 4 times and the guys mother didn't like it because it didn't look like her tiger gas stove!! he removed it and fitted a tiger multifuel stove for her. As for... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: It is not recommended to use a stove for prolonged periods of slow burn without short periods of fast burn to maintain a clear flue, if the stove is being used 24/7 then at least two periods of fast burn for approx 15 - 20mins should be undertaken.
We were initially please with the Firefox as we thought it looked good and was great value for money but having tried hard to live with it for a year now it has got to go! Once we have got it... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: The poor heat may be due to the flue that this stove is joined to, the weather conditions may be affecting this and hence on some days it burns fast and on other days seems sluggish and not able to get a good fire going. Worth investigating further before discarding the stove.