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Review of Franco Belge Belfort stove

Waste of money

Stephen Price 3 months ago

12 months & countless tests by hetas experts & it still fills the house with an acrid paint smell...I''ve tried all types of fuel I've tried to regulate the temperature...very little heat no smell....moderate heat acrid smell....then leave it to burn & freeze whilst the smell goes....surely someone knows how to contact Franco Belge to discuss this problem

Stove expert replied: The smell is likely to be something to do with the installation, more than likely flue originated. Has the flue been lined and backfilled with suitable insulation? Is any part of it close to any combustible materials? Does the smell happen just on lighting or only when the stove and flue are hot with an established fire? The stove is a metal box, where can a smell be generated from once the paint has cured? There have been known cases where the stove paint itself does not cure fully (not specifically with this brand though) and an acrid smell can result. You could rub the stove down and respray with suitable paint or go back to the supplier who in turn should contact the Franco Belge importer.

Overall rating:

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Build Quality 1 flames (avg 4.2)
Quality of finish 1 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 1 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 1 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3.3)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 3.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.8)