Fireline FP5 stove
The Fireline FP5 is a 5 Kw Defra exempt stove. There are two models available; burning and multi-fuel. A 12mm hearth is okay if your burning dry wood, however - if you burn smokeless fuels you will need a smokeless kit.
- Height: 522mm
- Width: 365mm
- Depth: 310mm
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we go to bed will last all night and into the morning. The only downside is that the firebox is a little narrow and when opening the stove to put in fresh wood, some burning material can fall out.
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gas fire. We decided that although we didn't legally have to, we would use a 5" liner in the existing flue after reading about potential issues with draw.The fire is easy to start and being steel (as opposed to the iron stoves) gets to work quickly producing heat in to the room. I have only used seasoned hard wood and smokeless coal.When running at normal operation the air wash works well, keeping the glass clean. Of course once the vents are closed the glass does get dirty but that is too be expected. The stove is very controllable, I'm not sure if it was designed this way but the top (airwash) vent works in 2 ways, you have the horizontal sliding action but as the handle is on a screw (to lock the vent) you can use this to open, or restrict the flap, we only discover this after closing the vent but then we got a noisy whistling sound that disappeared once the handle was tightened.Overnight burning. I wasn't expecting much in this department, but have been pleasantly surprised, loaded up with wood and the vents set to min, the fire was still going 8 hours later. With an over night burn using ecoal we can easily get 10-12 hours out before the fire would have to be re-lit.Fuel Usage, I'm glad we went for a duel fuel stove in the end, I have found that ecoal gives a more controllable heat and I'm sure it works out cheaper (unless of course you don't pay for your wood)The riddling action is sufficient to maintain a good burn with out having to open to often.Cleaning/emptying is simple with the tool and tray provided. I have found using a ceramic hob cleaning tool (razor blade in a handle) very good at removing soot from the glass.The only problem we have is that I think the stove is a bit to powerful for our room so think hard before choosing the the KW output for your requirements
Stove expert replied: Good review of this stove.
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be correctly installed, run at at the right temperature with the right fuel. I imagine the manufacturer could say you have voided warranty by one of the above fairly easily. However this is speculation, I have no reason to believe they are not a good company. I'm just saying read the small print.
Stove expert replied: If the stove is using lots of fuel and not controllable, the flue draw may be in excess of what the manufacturer advises. This can be rectified by a flue damper or stabiliser in most cases and is not the fault of the stove. It is worth investigating further to see if a better control can be achieved to insure that you get an effective and efficient rate of burn.
. We've tried all sorts of ways but other than keeping an eye on it all the time, nothing works. Our Clearview we could keep going overnight. This one we're lucky if it manages to stay alight for an evening! Glass discolours every time. All in all I wouldn't recommend this stove at all.
Stove expert replied: If the glass is discolouring you may not be keeping the airwash open enough. You should be able to control the rate of burn by gently moving the controls until a steady rate of burn is achieved. A stove thermometer is recommended to insure that the stove operates within the given temperatures. Stoves do vary greatly so it is worth spending time to get to know a new one and how it operates effectively.
with the Clearview. Glass discolours every time. A shame so I couldn't recommend.
Stove expert replied: Did you go back to your supplier regarding the warranty issues that have been experienced? It is a shame and unusual that you have had two knobs breaking in a short space of time. Not what is normally expected.
Stove expert replied: Have you gone back to your supplier to see if you can get a replacement under warranty?
once the stove is up at temp. The door seal rope requires replacing. Can you recommend the best replacement rope? I am uncertain whether it''s a hard or soft seal and I think it''s 10mm dia. Simon
Stove expert replied: Contact a spares company for a rope replacement price or a genuine spare as rope comes in many densities and diam. so the correct product should be used.
by the installer.Unfortunately this stove comes nowhere near the quality of the Woodwarm stove and I now wish we had spent a few more pounds - the biggest problem with it is that as soon as we open the stove to refuel it we get a puff of smoke out of the door due to the low baffle plate (we have plenty of draw from the chimney). We have tried numerous things with the airflow controls but the supplier/installer says nothing can be done and its just an issue with the stove that we''ll have to live with!Also - despite using a stove thermometer (so we know what the optimum burn is) the glass does go brown despite running at the correct temperatures. The only thing that cleans it off (I tried everything else) is ceramic hob cleaner. This needs doing each time we use it.Its a real shame as it seems like a decent stove apart from these two flaws - unfortunately it would stop me from buying the stove again and from recommending it to anyone else. If you want a good stove please pay a bit extra and buy something else like a Woodwarm.
Stove expert replied: Glass cleaning - a damp cloth dipped in vinegar or woodash should help to remove discoloration and is cheaper than a branded hob cleaner. A non stick scourer with cream cleaner also does the same and doesn't scratch the glass surface.
has happened again burning smokeless fuel the stove is only just 1 year old.
Stove expert replied: Seems very strange that the handle has melted twice, is the fire burning fiercely or are you able to close it down?