Franco Belge Montfort stove, page 2 of reviews
The Franco Belge Montfort stove is available in 5 diferent enamel finishes -
there is air wash to keep the glass clean .
The Montfort has an external riddling grate & 1 plain glass door to view the fire through.
It is a traditional relief cast iron stove & weighs in at 75kg.
- Height: 550mm
- Width: 454mm
- Depth: 382mm
- Flue Diameter: 125mm
- Fuel: Multifuel
- Nominal Heat Output: 5kW
- Efficiency: 64.3%
Page 2/4 of reviews for Franco Belge Montfort stove
After the problems last year when the C Sweep couldn't remove the bottom grate. The supplier came took the fire apart and angle ground a piece off the back. They swept the fire once they put... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: You do not state how old the stove is. Screws should be able to be removed and would suggest loosening them on a monthly basis when you do the routine check to insure that there is no debris fouling the airways, at the same time check the rope seal etc.
Just had this stove fitted and it's really efficient at throwing out heat, even on comparatively little fuel. Lovely big window compared with the smaller Belfort that we had for years at a previous... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Smoke Exempt model have a bleed if air all the time to help dilute the flue gases so they do not shut down fully as with other models this is probably the reason you notice the difference between these models.
I have had a Montfort Mk2 since 2010. Chimney sweeps have had 2 attempts at removing the baffles so that the flue can be cleaned. The stove supplier came and removed bolts which they thought... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: It is recommended that an alternative access is put in the flue section of the stove for sweeping purposes even if the baffle is removable, it is good practise to do this.
I've had this fire for a 2.5 years. I Had it professionally installed by a Hetas engineer and for the first year we had no problem at all - it's was very easy to light I clean the glass everyday... [ read more ]
This may be more a reflection of the overly damp weather recently, too much pine and other conifer type wood and supposedly 'seasoned' wood being anything but, however we have not managed to... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: The flue needs to be checked as this will affect the heat produced as will damp unseasoned wood. Smokeless fuels are fine to be used on stoves and can give a good constant heat output if required.
This is a cracking little stove, now that it has been fitted correctly. (that is another story). I have one major issue though. Spare parts! It is very complicated trying to order these, as... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: If you are finding the stove hard to control it copuld be that the flue draw is excessive and this can be corrected. Other causes are that the rope seal or glass gasket may need attention. Do not live with the problem but investigate and try to correct so that costly spares need not be required.
This excellent website was a major resource for us when selecting a cast-iron multi-fuel stove for our 14´ X 16´ flag-stone floored living room. We are delighted with our Franco-Belge Elegance... [ read more ]
2.The Chimmney sweep man could not undo the Screws which hold the damper plate in place so that he could not get the Flue cleaned, the supplier ended up having to cut a hole in the flue and... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: A replacement door handle may be a good investment or go back to supplier to see if a replacement handle can be supplied under warranty unless you can adjust to correct the fault. Is the wood that you are using dry and well seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%? Are you leaving the airwash open?
Installed the montfort elegance two years ago, its paid for its self ten times over. It kicks out a lot of heat for a little stove and heats most of my bungalow so no need for the central heating... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Have you got an antidown draught cowl on the chimney? Possible height problem worth following up witha chimney expert.