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Review of Parkray Compact Consort 5

very disappointed

Jane Shipp 5 years ago

I previously had a wood burner that worked very well and so when I moved to my new house one of the first things I did was to have a wood burner installed. I chose a parkway consort 5 and am very disappointed with the performance of this burner. The only thing that it does well is producing charcoal. I can have all all the air sources open, plus the door open slightly and the fire still doesn't draw. This surely can't be right? If there is something that can be done to improve the fire's performance I would be very grateful to know.

Stove expert replied: Is this stove installed into a lined flue? Although low output please make sure there is enough free air to enable combustion to occur. The height of the flue system may need checking as outside forces affect the way a stove performs.

Overall rating:

1.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.4)
Quality of finish 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 2 flames (avg 4.2)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 2.8)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.4)