Franco Belge Monte Carlo

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Franco Belge Monte Carlo

This is a good quality cast iron stove with a high output and a 5 year warranty.

You can have a direct air supply to the outside and a side loading door is on this model.

Technical Data
  • Height: 804mm
  • Width: 735mm
  • Depth: 608mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Woodburning
  • Nominal Heat Output: 11.5kW
  • Efficiency: 79%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 3 flames
Quality of finish 5 flames
Value for money 3 flames
Ease of use 1 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 3 flames
How well does the airwash work 1 flames
Controllability 1 flames
Handle operation 1 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames
  • More cons than pros

    Matt 11 years ago

    The stove is pleasant to look at to use and has good heat output....Major design flaws which the company is not interested in solving....as followsAir gaps in the door unit...had to fill with
    pasteFlimsy clips for holding glass in positionAir regulators do not work....had to leave in the full moon position permanently and use stove door open and room windows to start fire....very poor designed air shaft mechanism which will not give you positions that you think you have.Stove legs slide on granite base....used rubber pads to stop slide..Do not shake ash pan as you will get ash drift blocking your air vents at the bottom back of stove...Use only turf briquettes which are twice as dry as dry timber 10 %Had to screw down flue to top plate of stove to get permanent fix...Now THE FUN BITthis stove has a 5 year guarantee for all parts outside the inner fire chamber......the company does not honour its guarantees...it knows that the air vent system does not function as presented by them...they simply want to ignore the issue and have left it to me to resolve despite my guarantee......there are serious fire safety issue here which the company and its agents chose to ignore...For any of you living in ireland or the UK MY ADVICE IS NOT TO DEAL WITH THIS PRODUCT unless you are prepared to solve the many problems which this stove will present to you and that you are prepared to employ really knowledgeable people at your own expense to help you directly.....you are on your own....you will not have your guaranty honoured .....that simple......
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    2 flames