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Review of Stovax Brunel 3cb stove

Sweeping

Bob Gairns 8 years ago

We have had this stove for two years now and are happy with it for heating purposes! It took a bit of practice to get it to burn clean but we have got there now. The biggest drawback and had I known this when we had it fitted is that it is not possible to remove the baffle to sweep it from the bottom?Sweeping from the top is the only option and removing the soot is a complete nightmare . The back bricks hold in the side bricks which need to be removed to allow fingertip access to rake the soot from the top of the metal baffle but to get that far you have to remove 14 set screws to do so. It is a complete faff and overtime I expect to lose some through damage or corrosion. To have any chance of doing a job on this you need an access plate in the flue which we don't have room for or a rear entry flue, not top like ours.

Stove expert replied: Perhaps changing the flue to one with a door would help you.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 0.5 flames (avg 3.3)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.2)
Ease of use 3.5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 3.5 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 3.5 flames (avg 3.6)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.6)
Controllability 3.5 flames (avg 3.6)
Handle operation 3.5 flames (avg 2.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 0.5 flames (avg 3.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1.5 flames (avg 3.5)