hunter Herald 5 slimline stove
The Hunter Herald 5 slimline is available as a wood or multi fuel model.
This stove is suited for a big fire place opening in a smaller room -
as the stove is quite big but is 5kw only in output.
You can have this model with a flat top or a low or high canopy -
this stove has a top or rear outlet for the flue pipe.
- Height: 567mm
- Width: 575mm
- Depth: 344mm
Most Recent Review
using the clever airflow system (top slider), the glass stays clean and the fire can be shut down at night to tick over all night keeping the chill off the room. Best investment in years!
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to control the rate of burn, no tarry deposits left on the windows, provided that the ends of logs aren't pointed right at the glass or it's not closed completely when left to burn down, and any tar deposited in these situations burns off very quickly. Economic consumption of wood, too, despite being lit most mornings and every evening in cold weather, sometimes all day.
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a bottom vent it is so insignificant. Open or shut the fire ignites the same. Most occasions I can get a good fire going with the top vent open BUT there doesn''t appear to be any adjustment, it''s either open or closed and closed the fire barely fundtions, and the airwash system most certainly doesn''t. I didn''t realise that it would be impossible to put in more than one decent size log so I manage to top up with a couple of fire logs. Keep the top vent open, as I previously said it is either open or shut, nothing in between, and the fire roars away and the fuel lasts hardly any time. Shut it down and I would be better advised to put the gas central heating on!! Is this an installation error? Two installers have now looked at it and assured me all is ok. I have adequate ventilation in the room - so many drafts that I didn''t want to have a higher rated model necessitating an air bricks. Would be grateful for any comments, please
Stove expert replied: The installation and user manual would offer advice on air controls and would mention the use of the bottom vent. The bottom vent should be used for lighting and if a multifuel stove, when burning smokeless fuel. The top air control should be used to control the wood burning. Logs must be dry and well seasoned and burn correctly to keep the glass clean. Your fitter would usually commission the stove and also explain how to use it correctly.
took at least a week of burning to get rid of that new just painted fumey smell, within weeks the paint started to flake and has even rubbed off the door handle, this stove does not shut down to a slow burn like our previous one and after just one winter it looks like a cheap bit of tat. When we can afford to replace this stove it will not be for another Hunter model.
Stove expert replied: As this is a new stove site the reason that the stove does not shut down may be down to the flue draw being excessive and this needs further investigation, if this is the case then the stove is not at fault. As you have had a problem with the paint soon after purchase, did you go back to the supplier for comment from Hunter under warranty?
as well as great sales advice. Wonderful service.
Stove expert replied: Great comments
paint that needs to burn of I have to say how impressed I am with it. It couldn't be easier to light, a couple of firelighters and a bundle of kindling to start with. I have the bottom vents and the top vent open to get it going and the flue warmed up then after a few minutes put some logs on close the bottom vents right up. The top vent then closed to halfway for a nice steady burn. It heats our 5m x 3m breakfast room / kitchen no problem I can't wait for next winter :-)
but it's had so much use I can hardly complain. I recently replaced the fire rope seals and next year will need to replace the fire bricks.
Stove expert replied: Great feedback for a stove giving good service.
our first real fire and then a couple of weeks after getting them back we've found that despite taking great care there's now lots of paint missing already.Note that the body is made from sheet steel so ours clangs and bangs very loudly when warming up and cooling down although is fine once up to temperature.The size looks great in most fireplaces but is annoying when it comes to log size, most that we've bought were too large to fit two in at a time... Not necessarily the stove's fault but as it is a slimline keep this in mind.For the money they're a nice looking stove but next time I'd spend more and get something with cast body and more than a single spray coat of paint.
open the door and the handle just unloosens but it doesn't open the door so have to take of handle and open the door with some form of pliers put the handle back on then tighten it up and then the same happens again when I put any pressure on handle it just unloosens it self any idea to what I can do.
Stove expert replied: Go back to your supplier for further assistance and if they are unable to advise how to overcome this see if you can get a replacement under warranty.
mine it's that if it's really windy outside it can be a bit awkward to light and when lit it won't burn as well as if it was not so windy.