Klover PB 24 and PB 35 Utility Boiler
The PB 35 is a pellet stove that is dedicated to heating your hot water.
- Height: 1380mm
- Width: 730mm
- Depth: 820mm
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. Although the boiler requires regular cleaning and maintenance we are very happy with the system and the heat it produces and would recommend to anyone looking for a renewable source of heating.
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the problems largely remain. Black smoke is emitted for 2-3 minutes every time the boiler moves to ''WORK'' phase, which is a particular problem for us as the flue is opposite a bedroom window. Not only so but the boiler needs emptying of ash and cleaning almost twice a week which is a dirty process. Despite wearing a mask and gloves, I require to wash my clothes and take a shower after cleaning the boiler.
Stove expert replied: It is normal for there to be smoke coming from the flue for a couple of minutes during the ignition phase, while the pellets are getting properly alight, and again for a short period when the boiler moves up to a work phase. For all the rest of the burning time there should be no smoke, which is what I think you've found. If the flue terminal is close enough to a bedroom window for fumes to enter then another section should definitely be added so that that it cannot occur. Ash and soot are created by any appliance that burns wood and how often you have to empty the ashpan is totally dependent on how much pellet is being burnt. If you are emptying the ashpan twice a week then it suggests that the boiler is working very hard, which gives the idea that it is either heating a large house or one with a low level of insulation. Can I suggest that you get an ash vac, which makes cleaning it out a lot quicker and dust free.
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relied on electric storage heaters, we love the flexibility offered by a "wet" heating system. You do need to allow for about 20 minutes lag between firing up the boiler and heat arriving at the radiators but that's fine. Cleaning/emptying ash is reasonably quick and easy since the boiler is over 90% efficient so there's not a huge amount of ash compared to the volume of pellets that go in. Pouring pellets in to the top of the boiler is also relatively easily (I'm 5' 9" and only averagely fit!). There are several "ratings" that are really not appropriate for this type of appliance (size of firebox, handle getting hot etc) but as they're required fields in this review I have simply given them a top score to reflect the fact we're very happy with the boiler.
Stove expert replied: Great review.