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Hunter Herald 80b boiler stove

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3 flames

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Hunter Herald 80b boiler stove

The Hunter Herald 80b is the biggest boiler stove in the Hunter range.

It is available as a wood or multi fuel model and can have an add on canopy.

It is only available with 2 doors - the crosses can be removed.

There is an optional thermostat available for this model.

Technical Data
  • Height: 820mm
  • Width: 770mm
  • Depth: 545mm

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 2.5 flames
Quality of finish 3 flames
Value for money 2.5 flames
Ease of use 3 flames
Ease of lighting 3 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 2.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 2.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • My hunter 80B stove is leaking on the inside

    Neil Walker one year ago

    I have a leaking Hunter 80B wood burning stove how long should they last. I looked after the product Very well its not my fault it's sprung a leak. These stoves are not cheep and should last
    a lot of years. Will have to see what happens in the near future. I'm trying to sort it out.

    Stove expert replied: Boiler stoves can fail prematurely for many reasons and you have not given the age of this product. They must be installed as per the manufacturers recommendations. Is the system dosed with a rust inhibitor? What fuel are you using? (wood needs to be dry and seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%) Has there been cold water corrosion protection added to the system? Is the stove working 24/7? Do you give the stove short periods of fast burn every day? Is this boiler the correct size for the system it is driving? The list can go on. Usually there are factors that can be identified as contributors to premature failure if the boiler is only a few years old.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • combustible wood

    Dolf Walg 8 years ago

    Dear Expert, wood is indeed combustible, which is not an eye opener. Next to a boiler area the heating up is limited, but does take place. It is off course the last drying. Wood should be dry before getting it inside.

    Stove expert replied: Only wood that is less than 20% moisture content should be used on an appliance, seasoning can take in excess of a year depending on which wood it is and always the clearance of 450mm should be maintained.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

More reviews for Hunter Herald 80b boiler stove (page 1 of 2)

  • My hunter 80B stove is leaking on the inside

    Neil Walker one year ago

    My hunter 80B wood burning stove is leaking on the inside round the rear outlet it is only 6 years old I tried to get in touch with the dealers but they've gone bust. Then got in touch with
    the manufacturer but and they not really interested so I have welded it up until I find another stove. You shouldn't have to be repairing your expensive stove after a few years. I am going to buy a stainless steel back boiler stove next. It will not be a hunter stove

    Stove expert replied: Failures in boiler stoves can be due to a variety of things which may not be down to the stove, Installation, has this been carried out, as per the manufacturers instructions by a suitably qualified engineer? Has the system been dosed with a rust inhibitor? Is there cold water corrosion protection on the system? The flue draw does this match the requirements in the manual? The type of fuel used, wood needs to be dry and well seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20% or a smokeless fuel suitable for closed appliances. How the stove has been operated, has there been short periods of fast burning on a regular basis to maintain clear boiler sides and a clear flue system? Has the chimney / flue system been swept annually if not more often? What kW loading is the stove supplying - if oversized for the system it will not be working effectively or efficiently. If by the rear outlet you refer to the flue outlet - is this the option that has been used to flue the stove? If so can moisture get into the flue system that collects at this point? If there is an underlying contributing factor this should be identified and suitable measures taken to correct it before another boiler is installed, to prevent similar from occurring again. It is easy to say the stove is at fault but this may not always be the case. The issues outlined are just some and there will be more, a complete over view should be undertaken to check the boiler is the correct size for the system, the installation meets the manufacturers requirements etc before a replacement is installed.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Hunter 8

    Margaret Rooke 6 years ago

    New to fire stoves when I purchased this stove and purchased by appearance only. I’ve not been very impressed by the overall efficiency of the stove and expensive to feed, it heats
    the hot water by a back boiler and supplies 5 radiators. I’ve had to replace the majority of the parts twice which has been very costly. I wouldn’t recommend this stove and now looking to purchase a new heat source. If anyone could recommend a multi fuel fire stove it would be very appreciated.
    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • 3rd Hunter stove

    Julia Furr 6 years ago

    This is our 3rd stove in as many years. We have had 3 x leaking boilers. Whilst Hunters are always happy to replace leaking stove/boiler, it has been almost impossible to get a company to fit
    . Our latest conquest has been the glass falling out of the door in to the fire. This is because the clips are not long enough to hold the glass in place. With regards to smoke filled rooms when opening doors to refuel, we feel that this is a huge disadvantage when having any kind of stove. Overall, whilst boiler is very efficient at heating water/radiators, the design of the stove we have found to be poor.Certainly will be looking at another make next time.
    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • 3rd Hunter stove

    Julia Furr 6 years ago

    This is our 3rd stove in as many years. We have had 3 x leaking boilers. Whilst Hunters are always happy to replace leaking stove/boiler, it has been almost impossible to get a company to fit
    . Our latest conquest has been the glass falling out of the door in to the fire. This is because the clips are not long enough to hold the glass in place. With regards to smoke filled rooms when opening doors to refuel, we feel that this is a huge disadvantage when having any kind of stove. Overall, whilst boiler is very efficient at heating water/radiators, the design of the stove we have found to be poor.Certainly will be looking at another make next time.
    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • 3rd Hunter stove

    Julia Furr 6 years ago

    This is our 3rd stove in as many years. We have had 3 x leaking boilers. Whilst Hunters are always happy to replace leaking stove/boiler, it has been almost impossible to get a company to fit
    . Our latest conquest has been the glass falling out of the door in to the fire. This is because the clips are not long enough to hold the glass in place. With regards to smoke filled rooms when opening doors to refuel, we feel that this is a huge disadvantage when having any kind of stove. Overall, whilst boiler is very efficient at heating water/radiators, the design of the stove we have found to be poor.Certainly will be looking at another make next time.
    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • 3rd Hunter stove

    Julia Furr 6 years ago

    This is our 3rd stove in as many years. We have had 3 x leaking boilers. Whilst Hunters are always happy to replace leaking stove/boiler, it has been almost impossible to get a company to fit
    . Our latest conquest has been the glass falling out of the door in to the fire. This is because the clips are not long enough to hold the glass in place. With regards to smoke filled rooms when opening doors to refuel, we feel that this is a huge disadvantage when having any kind of stove. Overall, whilst boiler is very efficient at heating water/radiators, the design of the stove we have found to be poor.Certainly will be looking at another make next time.
    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • flue baffle

    Quinten Fyfe 6 years ago

    I have installed a hunter 8 and have noticed that the flue baffle plate has fallen from its perch on a few occasions. I bought the stove 2nd hand and the previous owner had a modification done
    . He replaced the front face of baffle plate replaced with a heavier steel, could it be that the baffle is expanding at different rates and causing it to creep . Otherwise wise an amazing fire. It is only 2 yrs old.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Good and bad

    Julian Leyton 6 years ago

    Our experience is very much like Emma, with her 'unimpressed' below.We have a reasonably spacious 3 bedroom house with 3 downstairs radiators and 6 upstairs.Originally I burnt just wood but
    when I found myself using a whole load in just over a week I switched to coal. A while later I found the baffle and some of the riddle bars distorted and, back in the days when Hunter would actually respond directly to customers, they advised me that coal burn too hot and I should use smokeless fuel (at extra cost).Now, with smokeless fuel, our house is reasonably warm - no more - but I have to use at least 25 kgs of fuel every day (even when not particularly cold) costing us a similar amount to our previous oil burner.It looks good and gives a pleasant heat in the room where it is sited, however had I realised in advance just how much fuel it would use (and how much ash that would create) plus how long it takes before it is hot enough for the pump to feed the radiators (all manufacturer instructions adhered to) then I am not sure we would have changed from oil to this multi fuel burner.
    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Hunter 80B

    CarwynPhillips 6 years ago

    I'm thinking of buying a boiler stove and fancied this one, but can't find any details whether this one can be incorporated onto a oil combi boiler system? I've read that the stovax Stockton
    can be added to a combi system, so why are some suitable when others are not.Any feedback would be most welcome. ;)Cheers.Caz
    Overall rating:

    not yet rated

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