Parkray Compact Consort 5
A small multifuel stove from Parkray, similar to the Parkray Consort 5 but with a depth of only 363mm.
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Stove expert replied: Cracking firebricks do not need replacing if they stay in one piece and protect the stove metal, only change if they leave exposed metal. Take care when refuelling the stove and knocking them can cause cracks though.
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is lovely - simple and modern, and fits well in our small sitting room. It is very quick and easy to get started and really kicks out the heat! It burns hotter and for longer if you use a mixture of coal and wood. We haven't tried over night burining so are not sure how well it scores here really. On reflection, happy to have saved £500 by not buying a Clearview, which is the most popular stove in our area and twice the money.
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old wood burner , it just needed updating. since having the liner installed , every time we open the Parkray 5 door to reload , fumes / smoke bellow out into the room , we obviously have the damper open before we open the Parkray door .we've even tried opening our windows in case there isn't enough draught .....the company that installed it can see no reason why this should be happening and were frankly unhelpful......might it be worth taking out the top fire brick to enable the smoke to access the chimney direct , as with the brick in place the smoke is pushed towards the glass....any ideas please ?
Stove expert replied: There may not be enough free air in the room, if the house is well insulated. What height is the flue system (ideally 4.5mtrs is best). Have you another chimney in the property? What fuel are you using and if wood, is it dry, well seasoned and with a moisture content of less than 20%? Is there an anti-down draught cowl on the top of the liner? I would not remove any of the internal parts as they are there for a reason,. This is likely to be to do with the installation and requires further investigation so that refueling is not a problem for you.
chopped up wooden shed. Saved about Â£600 on gas last year. Average temp 21deg. C. Leave all internal doors open heats the whole place. Air control needs looking at. don't screw up tight the air wash knob it opens up the vent when shut.20mm metal plastic pipe insert , split slid over riddle boss shuts off uncontrolled air gap. To be swept annually plus 2 powderÂ extinguishers, Â insurance insist.
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.
Stove expert replied: Try putting WD40 on the inside of the handle when the stove is out to loosen it. If using wood do make sure it is dry and seasoned and operate the stove on short periods of fast burn to burn off any tar residues that are produced when the stove is slumbering.