Franco Belge Monaco stove, page 2 of reviews
The Franco Belge Monaco stove is a traditional cast iron stove with quite a high output to the room.
The Franco Belge stoves are popular where the flue dimensions of the chimney are restricted as a lot of the Franco Belge stoves have got a 125mm flue diameter.
There is one plain glass on the Franco Belge Monaco stove with some simple relief work around the door.
- Height: 599mm
- Width: 566mm
- Depth: 433mm
- Flue Diameter: 125mm
- Fuel: Multifuel
- Nominal Heat Output: 6kW
- Efficiency: 70.3%
Page 2/2 of reviews for Franco Belge Monaco stove
cracking stove great heat always keeps glass clear but now on my 3rd baffle plate and its taking two months to get one which is very disappointing.
I have had the Franco Belge Monaco stove for over 2 years using it 7 days a week - mostly for 6-8 hours a day and it has performed brilliantly. It is easy to use and the baffle plate is easy... [ read more ]
I totally agree with the other reviews it is a really bad design. The baffle is very heavy and difficult to put back up. Also the metal holders that are supposed to hold it in place are too... [ read more ]
Good looking stove, easy to light but baffle is definitely an issue. The baffle plate warps and it connects to a half-moon lip with two bolts. The baffle plate falls down now after just two... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Disappointing problem with the baffle plate.
This is a good looking efficient stove but it seems there is a common design problem which in our case has made it unusable: The baffle plate has warped so the gap for smoke to enter the flue... [ read more ]
We have had the flue swept and burn only recommended fuel and dry logs but this make no difference. Sadly the Franco Belge Monaco stove has a design fault which makes it difficult to live with... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: It might be a problem with the flue draw and not the stove, worth investigating further.
This is a beautiful fire, it makes the room! But I am about to change the baffle for the second time due to warping. The first one went after 2 years, this one after 6 monhs. The cost of approx... [ read more ]
Great fire that bangs out loads of heat. However like others have had problems with the baffle plate which I've just replaced for the second time in three years. Everything else I'm pretty pleased... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: It may be worth looking into getting a plate made locally by a sheet metal worker who can make the latches slightly longer and the plate thicker and this may well solve the problem that you have experienced.
We initiate the fire with kindling and "Homefire Ovals" - a smokeless fuel, then once the fire is going we switch to burning dry logs, no more than 2 at a time, we follow the guidelines in the... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Stoves can be operated above their optimum working temperature and this would cause a smokey discolouration of the glass and not a crazing affect, crazing is caused when the stove is shut down for pro-longed periods and the flue gases attack the surface of the glass as they are staying in the firebox longer than recommended.