Morso Squirrel Cleanheat stove
The Morso Squirrel is a cast iron stove which has been popular with narrowboat owners, and others who want to heat small spaces.
- Height: 546mm
- Width: 388mm
- Depth: 438mm
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for environmental reasons I would like to avoid using coal and the stove is much less successful when burning wood only. Has anyone any helpful suggestions?
Stove expert replied: Use only dry seasoned wood with a moisture content of less than 20%. There are some woods that give better results and a few of these are: Ash, Beech, Hawthorn, Rowan, Thorn, Yew
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is often no need to use any other heat in our three bedroomed bungalow. Even when we managed to burn a hole through the baffle, through leaving it on too high, it was relatively cheap and very easy to fit. I'm just about to fit a new riddler which has finally burned through for the same reason. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this excellent item, and would definately buy another.
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Stove expert replied: Great review and very versatile heating food on the top.
brackets, burst back-boiler and hairline cracks in the body. I have looked after and nurtured this stove, with regular servicing and maintenance. It's beginning to look as though we're heading for a new stove soon. But which one? I don't want to go through this again in the next decade or so.
Stove expert replied: 16 years is a reasonable length of time to have a stove and obviously the stoves longevity depends on how it is used, length of burning time, fuel, flue draw and quality of build etc. If these problems have manifested themselves of late the stove has given you reasonable service.
of some TLC.. Baffle plate about burned out.. (overheated now and again) but seems that getting parts is not a problem. So here goes for another 15 years. Thanks folks.
will burn for ten hours, 12 with hardwood. At this time of year the Squirrel never goes out, burns day and night. Over the ten years I have replaced the baffle plate once, suspect that night burn with coal caused it to warp and crack. Â£30 for a replacement. This stove is well worth the money, your buying a stove for life when you buy one of these!
Stove expert replied: Smokeless fuel is recommended on a close appliance and not household coal which burns with long flames and subjects the internal components to higher than normal working temperatures. Great review.
at 8am it is still glowing red only requiring a shake and a coal top up to get the heat back up again. Absolute no brainer , would buy again for sure. Like I have said its all in the set up when burning, very easy to keep it running all through the winter. :-)
Stove expert replied: Great comments, very efficient fuel usage but do please give short periods of fast burn regularly as it is not good for the flue system to be slumbering 24/7.
Stove expert replied: Nice environment to work in. Good review.
lounge easily. It burns wood or coal equally well and will easily stay in over night with a bank of homefire ovals, I have recently been using wood briquettes which emit very good heat - one word of warning though they do get so hot that a flue thermometer is an essential indicator that you are not burning so hot as to damage your stove! Overall we are very pleased with the stove and would happily recommend it to anyone! We are in the process of installing a Charnwood Cove 2b into an extension so it will be interesting to see how they compare.
Stove expert replied: Looking forward to the review of the next installation, it will be good to hear the comparisons.
the Squirrel on a 'for sale ' website and bought it , as it had only ever been used with turf (peat) it was in nearly new condition.The sitting room where it is installed is a 'cold 'room as it only gets the sun in the early morning and has a concrete floor.The stove does a fantastic job of heating unlike the open fireplace which consumed a huge quantity of fuel. One great advantage is that you can light it early go out for a few hours and it is still alight and the room is warm and cosy. The old saying is true 'you get what you pay for' These are fantastic and well worth the initial outlay.....get one you will not regret it !!!!
Stove expert replied: Known fact that most heat on an open fire goes up the chimney, a closed appliance gives you lots of heat even if the stove is quite small.