Futurefire Panoramic FX2
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fit is very poor and the side and top bricks fall down all the time. Surely I shouldn't need to cement them in. The handle is quite loose and the latch pulls at the rope seal and frays it. I only use well seasoned wood below 20% moisture but still the fire isn't as controllable as my other wood burner, you basically need the air flow fully open and the door slightly open to keep the fire going and the glass does get dirtier than that one, a Contura 51l, which really is an exceptional stove so I might have been spoilt.
Stove expert replied: Regarding the poor control of the stove, do have the flue draw checked and make sure that there is enough free air in the room as both can have considerable bearing on a stoves performance. Great looking stove, it is a shame that you have had difficulties with the internal liners not staying in place.
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you have to let the fire burn out before it can be re-fitted which when I did I realized how badly put together it is and that the lining is of the soft fibrous type which is easily damaged.There is no ash tray which makes cleaning difficult and the fire has to be out.The glass window gets dirty very quickly. I have read the blurb received with the stove and tried every way to keep it cleanbut always failed.The glass gets so badly burnt after about 6 hours use it takes about an hour of hard graft to get the stove ready for re-use and door handle isn't the best I've used.I have another make of wood burner in a holiday home and have none of these problems.I should have used my head not my heart.
Stove expert replied: This is a woodburning stove only so there is no ashtray, you need to leave the ash to build up to provide the best conditions for wood usage. When you need to remove some you simply take it from the sides with a fireside tool and spread the remaining ash over the bottom to continue burning. I am unaware of other customers experiencing dirty glass with this model, make sure that you are only burning wood with a moisture content of less that 20% and you leave the air control fully open, only shutting it partially when the fire is established. Do check in the manual for good practice guidance. Perhaps you could use some fire cement to hold the liners in place, this may help to stabilize them.