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Review of Franco Belge Belfort stove

Burns well, but stinks the house out.

Stephen Price 3 years ago

Does anyone know how to contact Franco Belge..this stove is now an expensive ornament..had an engineer out..nothing wrong with the installation..it''s all down to the paint...top gets hot ( no smell )...put a bit more wood on..& I mean just a little bit, & we have to evacuate the building.

Stove expert replied: Any smell that comes from a stove can only be from the heat it generates and initially it will be the paint curing. After the first few firings any smell will be down to the installation or fuel used. It may be that something is close to the flue in the chimney that is the cause. The stove in essence is a cast iron box so there is nothing that can cause a prolonged smell.

Overall rating:

1.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 1 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 1 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 1 flames (avg 3.8)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3.4)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.9)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 3.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.9)