Riva 66 Multi-fuel Fire
- Height: 599mm
- Width: 742mm
- Depth: 395mm
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the two accessories fitted at same time of installation, that's the fan and hot air ducting to another room. I've just asked my stove fitter if he can return to fit the fan as I'm hopping it could help distribute some of the heat away from the stove as the heat build up above is causing the plaster to crack on the chimney breast. We are now thinking of putting Split Face tiling on the breast rather than the heat resistant plaster as a more permanent fix.
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time again. It looks a mess and spoils the whole look of the thing. We purchased the 'Storm' colour which is difficult to keep clean. We were told by our dealer, that on this particular model the manufacturer realized it could not be cleaned and this would be addressed on future models. That doesn't solve our problem. We would like to spray this black but our dealer wants quite a lot of money to do this. Has anyone had a go at doing it themselves with the Stovax black paint?
Stove expert replied: Might be worth trying: HEAT RESISTANT PLASTER 20kg High temperature smooth finish. Protection up to 500°C For use on walls & chimney breasts, hole in the wall fires adjacent to: Inserts stoves, freestanding stoves and range cookers. WHAT IS HEAT RESISTANT PLASTER? Heat Resistant Plaster is a replacement material for gypsum plaster where the temperatures are too high for gypsum plaster to stay on the wall. Heat Resistant Plaster is a fully blended fine powdered material which is mixed with water to a trowelling / floating consistency. WHERE TO USE HEAT RESISTANT PLASTER? On walls and chimney breasts where the temperature is likely to exceed 50°C particularly around the so-called “hole in the wall” type fires and stoves. It is recommended that the plaster is used in combination with HeatProof Screed. HOW TO USE HEAT RESISTANT PLASTER. Remove all traces of old screed and plaster on the wall or part of wall to be treated. Prepare the area by coating with PVA (as is usual for plastering). Re screed using Heat Proof Screed prior to applying Heat Resistant Plaster. Mix the plaster with water using a mixer drill attachment, it is not possible to mix properly by hand. Allow about 10 minutes to get the material onto the wall and about an hour subsequently for floating. Leave three days to dry naturally before any heat is applied. COVERAGE: 20kg tub will cover approximately 2m2(21 ft2) at a thickness of 6mm (1/4”)
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year for the first time. Both of us are working full time and we can split enough logs to feed it. If I bought this stove again I would have a single duct outlet instead of two outlets so heat is pushed into all the upper rooms (instead of some vents acting as a return path making those rooms slightly cooler (though still quite warm) otherwise it is perfect for our needs
Stove expert replied: You can buy paint to respray the trim if the discolouration does not clean off. Is it where you open the door to refuel the stove (Just top centre)? Have you an air brick in the room to ensure there is enough free air for complete combustion?
morning the glass is quite black usually- occasionally with tar which is harder to remove with kitchen roll water and fine ash.Our biggest problem is cracks in the plaster work- the worst in the centre above the fire surround. We had the wall plastered originally with the heat proof plaster and we still had this cracking. This last autumn we had the wall redone as it looked a mess and much too our dismay the same problem has occurred. The wall does get very hot just above the fire which is possibly the major issue. Would appreciate suggestions. We have considered tiling the wall.
problem we have found is with the metal on the door and the main frame. After just one year it had rusted badly and needed treatment and repainting. We reported this to Stovax and were told that it was rusting because it was operating at a high temperature (well it is a fire!) This has become an annual maintenance chore of de-rusting and repainting. I would recommend the fire for its function and looks but not for the amount of maintenance it requires to keep it looking good.
fires. Two family members have since installed the same and appear to be suitably satisfied. I think many people over fire their stoves and burn the wrong / wet fuel.
t have a flue liner which may contribute to this; the smoke goes straight into the chimney. So I'm looking at either fitting a full flue liner, or small length of rigid flue off the stove which should heat and help draw better. Any thoughts?
Stove expert replied: A flue liner should help with the smoke issue and is recommended in older flues or ones that are larger than 12 inch square 9incs diam.
't used the gas central heating at all. I get up at 5am and the house is still warm from the previous evening despite sub zero outside temperatures. Stove still looks excellent. I can't get it to stay alight overnight using only wood but a few coals do the trick. We have a good supply of wood and since investing in a Fiskars x 27 splitting axe, we're having no trouble keeping it fuelled. I cannot fault the stove.
. Stove is on for about 3 hours in the evening and the house is warm enough not to need morning heating. Extra heat can be pushed into the furthest room by partially closing some of the vents. The vents can get hot so worth cutting back carpets if needed - we fitted steel plate to spread the heat. I estimate that it will save us at least £300 in heating bills per year for an installation cost of £5000 so earning us equivalent of 6% interest. To date we are very pleased. The handle fixing seems a bit flimsy but that's my only complaint. Occasionally the two convection paths merge and form one big path (half the vents act as inlets). This can be fixed by closing off the other vents for a few minutes and then re-opening them although it makes no real difference to the overall heat output. We bought the fan kit but found we didn't need it. Also unlike other central heating this still works during a power cut
Stove expert replied: Good feedback.