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Franco Belge Belfort stove, page 2 of reviews

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Franco Belge Belfort stove

The Franco Belge Belfort stove is a compact model and will therefore be able to fit into smaller fire place settings.

It has a 5kw output & you do not need to put an air vent into the room as less than 5kw output.

You can get the Belfort stove in enamel finish as well.

There is 1 plain door with a glass panel on the stove and the flue pipe can come out of the top or back of the stove.

Technical Data
  • Height: 550mm
  • Width: 420mm
  • Depth: 340mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 4.5kW
  • Efficiency: 74.3%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

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  • Burns well, but stinks the house out.

    Stephen Price 3 years ago

    Had this fitted during the summer...hetas tested..I''ve been told that the paint needs to be cured...how long does this take...I''m opening nearly every door and window to clear the smell..its... []

    Stove expert replied: The paint will cure usually after a few firings, gently increasing the heat to an average working temperature. If the smell persists do look further than the stove as there may be something in the flue installation that is causing a smell, very unusual for a prolonged smell so worth getting checked out.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

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  • Be careful burning anthracite

    Geoff Thomas 3 years ago

    I use anthracite and have burnt through the metal baffle plate. The rear firebrick is just 3 inches high and the baffle plate sits on that. So if you try to have a larger fire the fuel is... []

    Stove expert replied: Anthracite is one of the hotter smokeless fuels on the market. There are many alternatives which may be considered for the future use of this stove. The internal parts, depending on how hard you are firing the stove and on how much fuel you are putting in the firebox, can be exposed to very high temperatures, so controlling the rate of burn and amount of fuel is critical.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • My favourite!

    4 years ago

    I had this woodburner installed in my last house 20 years ago ( it''s still going strong) and chose it again for my new house, fantastic little stove. I have recently had a problem with the... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Back boiler

    4 years ago

    Had this little beauty already installed when we bought the cottage. Back boiler has never been used or connected. Can I replace it with a fire brick

    Stove expert replied: If the back boiler has been installed without water being connected then yes this should be done as a matter of urgency. No boilers (either add in or integral) should be put under fire with out being connected to the water system. An internal liner should replace the add in boiler and the tapping holes sealed with blanking discs.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Had it for 10 years, burnt through two flue liners

    4 years ago

    The stove was already installed when we bought the house, about two years before we moved in. The stove is in the back snug and the room can get quite cold so we keep the stove going 24/7 for... []

    Stove expert replied: A liner is recommended for a property of this age. 316 grade liners come with a 10yr warranty and are best suited to woodburning stoves and the 904 grade liners has a 20 year warranty and is best suited for the multifuel burning stoves. I would go back to see what you had fitted as you may be able to claim under warranty depending on what was supplied.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • little belter

    Kevin Crane 5 years ago

    I've had my stove in for around 12yrs now, it's never let me down. Once every 18mths -2yrs I remove it from its resting place, take it to my garage strip it down and replace all seals including... []

    Stove expert replied: Maintenance is important to ensure that a stove will function as expected, a little time and effort will certainly bring rewards over a stoves lifetime. Gaskets, rope seals, baffle plates, grates etc should be regularly inspected and replaced when needed.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • OUTER GRATE FRAME

    JOHN CROOK 7 years ago

    Really good stove, I installed it about 10 years ago and has been fine until this year I made a terrible mistake I put some coal that I had got from the mother in law, trouble was I didn't realise... []

    Stove expert replied: In the exploded diagram it looks like the frame slots in once the oscillating grate has been removed, refer to the manual for further guidance.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Franco Belge Belfort

    Jim Fryer 8 years ago

    We bought this stove just before Christmas and had it fitted straight away. I love it! I burn wood and Taybrite and it never goes out. Each morning I come down, rake it out, empty the ashes... []

    Stove expert replied: Good feedback and this stove is producing a good amount of heat and seems to be working well.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Franco Belge Belfort - part of the family for many years

    D Daly 9 years ago

    This little unit sits in the study, the coldest room in a 350 year old house - the room has three external walls and is single storey with minimal insulation. It just manages to keep the room... []

    Stove expert replied: Recommend emptying the ashpan at least daily to insure longevity of the grate, if hot ash left in the ashpan it can shorten the life as it is being cooked from both sides! In the summer check the riddle as it may just need cleaning with emery paper to remove surface debris that has built up over time. Annual maintenance always worth doing so that no nasty surprises occur when the next heating season begins.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Two years on from installation

    Susan Anderson 9 years ago

    We installed our wood burner 2 years ago and I am still delighted. We live in NE Scotland have had two very hard winters and the stove has kept the house warm without us using the gas central... []

    Stove expert replied: great that the stove is working well for you. To seal the flue another option is either fire rope wrapped around and pushed into the gap with fire cement on top, or high temperature silicone. Both are a bit more flexible.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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