Scan Andersen 4-5 stove
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anyone know please?
Stove expert replied: I know it was available as wood or multfuel but I am unsure if a conversion kit is available. They are supplied by Jotul UK, it may be worth speaking with them.
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it and fit a stove ! The efficiency is amazing with the added benefits of greater safety, less mess and less hot air racing away out of the room and up the chimney ! Lighting is easy and painless - I use short bits of floorboard kindling with 1 sugar cube sized piece of fire lighter and 1 match. Leaving the door ajar until it races like a rocket engine. We find it very controllable if you make small adjustments. Once the stove has settled we don't generally adjust the air lever during use. I would tend to agree with other reviews that the uncontrolled tertiary air could be reduced a little to slow things down a bit. I suspect that it's factory set/designed with smoke control in mind. So far I've only run the stove on oak, beech, birch, ash. Air wash works well but if you shut the air supply off it will of course soot/goo up. simply burn this blackening off on the next firing rather than attempt to clean it. I've never managed to get it to burn all night (with wood). The stove retains a nice blend of traditional features/lines with a modern touch allowing use in any home. Build quality is superb and the castings (cast panel construction)are just gorgeous being nicely made, well machined and finished. The stainless steel handle formed from round bar can be fitted permanently or used in a removable fashion (square drive spigot & socket) which means it doesn't get hot and is less of a temptation for little fingers. The ash pan is large enough for 7-10 evenings and is well finished, being fabricated from zinc coated steel sheet. The fire box uses vermiculite boards, retained by stainless dowels. The lower baffle has a removable pressed sheet stainless u-section cap to protect its 'flame licked' leading edge. Riddling grate works well but can become temporarily "jammed" with charcoal or nails/screws ( if you burn the odd floorboard or pallet). In all, compared to other brands & typical build quality, I would not hesitate to recommend this stove, or to buy another ! go for it.
Stove expert replied: Good feedback with helpful observations!
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''s a small hex bolt on the bottom hinge but removing it seems to make no difference. Any thoughts?
Stove expert replied: The rope can be replaced in situ if you are unable to remove the door, just ensure that you remove all previous adhesive and re-attach the new rope in the same place, allow to dry fully before closing the door and using the stove.
built property and is more than able to proved adequate heat for the living room. The rest of the house is heated by oil central heating which we tend to kick out after dinner and retire to living room.It lights really easily and the glass stays relatively clean. I have also had a Morso¸ squirrel stove but far prefer the scan Anderson - it's easier to control, easier to light and provides more heat. Another huge plus is it produces v little ash - we only need to clean the ash box once every 7-8 uses (stove running for 4-5 hours each time)
Stove expert replied: The ash compartment should not be allowed to build up so that it touches the underside of the grate as it restricts the airflow and can shorten the grates life. Ideally it should be cleared out daily.
out twice . but finally today it fell and smashed .OK I thought I will order a new one £117.18very high price , before someone says it is special , I had the same glass cut and delivered from an online supplier for £25.00
a reply, any advise if I should glue the chip back in with thermite glue. worried that there may be other damage, not visible yet.
Stove expert replied: I am not sure by "got the temp right up" do you know what temperature you got the stove to? I would advise getting a thermometer so that you do not over fire the stove as this can lead to damage. I would also wait and see what the supplier / manufacturer suggests as the stove is still under warranty.
, because it clanks, bangs and â€˜pingsâ€™ almost constantly.Good points first: itâ€™s easy to get going and highly controllable. The airwash works efficiently and keeps the glass reasonably clean, as long as itâ€™s never completely closed. Slight blackening can easily be removed from the glass with damp kitchen towel when the stove is cold the next morning. The ash pan is a decent size and can hold about five daysâ€™ worth of ash before it requires emptying.Now for the downside: it is incredibly noisy. Despite only ever burning kiln-dried wood, with great care taken never to overload the firebox, the stove almost constantly clanks while lit. A bit of noise from expansion and contraction of hot metal is to be expected, but at times this stove is so noisy that you have to turn up the TV to drown out the racket, which can be heard throughout the house.The stove has been inspected several times by our HETAS-registered installer, who is a highly rated trader. With no obvious fault detected, he has tried to persuade Scan Andersen to inspect the stove, but Scan has consistently argued that there is no warranty on stoves older than one year, and it is not interested in assisting. This is very poor after sales service; Very disappointed!You can hear (and see) our Scan Andersen 4-5 in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDgnUJ-lACg
Stove expert replied: Ash should not be left to mount up in an ash pan as this can lead to a shortening of the grates life, a clear space below the grate is recommended and should be maintained. Really disappointing that this stove is making a noise that is causing you distress and that you have been unable to get any assistance as this does mar the whole stove experience somewhat. Certain aspects still scoring well.
recently, the only burn it has had is from the Hetas installer to check the draw etc. I would be glad for a comment on the following. The stove has a heat shield (convection plate?) fixed to the back. We were told when buying the stove that' this backplate does not heat to the same temperature as the cast iron body and there for enables the stove to be fitted closer to the wall. Ours has been fitted right back in the opening with the plate touching the wall. The actual back of the stove is therefore 50mm from the non flammable lining affixed to the back of the fireplace opening. Is this correct/permissible?
Stove expert replied: Please refer to page 35 of your manual that was supplied with your stove, it gives the permitted clearances. Please add to your review when you are using the stove fully so that accurate comments on build quality, efficiency, controlability etc can be updated.
as used by the supplier, resulting in the glass developing a crystalline appearance originating at the glass bottom gradually spreading upwards. Scananderson replaced the first glass free of charge and second with a 50% discount. This now is showing the same problem after just two months useage. ( Jan/Feb 2017). There is no problem when burning logs. I use the same solid fuel for another stove from another manufacturer with no problem at all. Has anyone else had a similar problem?
Stove expert replied: If the spiders web appearance gradually creeps over the glass then this is down to the stove not being operated at a fast enough rate of burn, not enough air is passing through it to remove the gases produced and so they stay in the firebox and cause a chemical reaction that shows on the glass. Short periods of fast burn will prevent this. The other stove may have a better flue draw hence it has not had the same fault develop. Homefire Ovals are fine for closed appliances but other Homefire fuels are not suited so do check that the one you are using is correct.
Stove expert replied: Nice comments.
the fire, I think. Some other models have little windows or cast iron over them, which I find a bit silly. Enjoy!