Stovax Riva 40 multi fuel
A contemporary stove suitable to fit into a traditional fire place.
It can be installed as an insert stove with or without frame.
This stove can also be installed as a free standing model.
It is available in 2 colours.
- Height: 599mm
- Width: 492mm
- Depth: 350mm
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to hear from Riva users who have similar experience and how they either overcame the problem or got some sort of recourse from vendor.
Stove expert replied: Is the stove installed with insulation around the cassette box?
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it is easy to light and clean. It is certainly more than adequate to warm our 16m2 sitting room. The airwash system to keep the glass clean is so far only moderately satisfactory, but this may be because the wood I have been burning is not quite well enough seasoned. All in all a sophisticated piece of kit and a good purchase (although it should be at £1100). I have not tried to burn it overnight so have submitted a neutral score.
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running within the day. There was very little mess and it adds that perfect cosy feel on a cool evening.
season for 10 years with good seasoned and dry wood. Air wash ok at higher levels than Opto burn, won''t burn overnight and won''t take huge logs. All in all its been a v.good purchase, but now nearing the end of its life - hence the reason i''m looking on the site.
Stove expert replied: Good service for hard working stove.
have stated it is very difficult to get parts for it. There are much better stoves on the market for less money. Would most certainly not recommend it.
Riva is fantastic, it's very easy to light and maintain. Cassette stoves for me every time.I've read all the previous comments and have a few comments that might be relevant;IHMO only use hardwood logs that are seasoned or kiln dried and between 10% and 20% moisture. Rejecting logs above 20% is a no brainer but rejecting logs under 10% is just as equally important. Invest in a moisture meter!I had a patch that required plastering, about 1.5cm deep and 10cm x 10cm directly above the fire where the heat is greatest. Researched all the heat resistant and specialised plaster and was about to order. Had some bog standard polyfilla left over from another job and fired it in to see what happened. Several weeks later and fire on every night and no sign of cracks whatsoever. Give the cheap option a bash first, what's to lose!I read a review about ash removal. Remember that removing all ash between fires is a definite no no. With good quality logs I only remove 1 or maybe 2 scoops of ash per week. Always leave ash in the fire, move it to the side to allow the air up the middle. Lots of heat comes from the old ash once the fire is up and running. Don't be too clean!I hope this has been helpful. Regards Stuart
. Once the wood has started to burn the preset "optiburn" setting is perfect to allow a secondary burn of the smoke. The controls work almost instantly. It is very unlikely that you would get an overnight burn using wood but not everyone needs that feature anyway. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this insert to anyone.
Stove expert replied: Great review.
Stove expert replied: It is certainly advisable to get the installation checked and if no insulation has been included round the cassette then heat can dissipate there rather than coming forward into the room. The flue draw is also something that should be checked as if in excess of what is recommended the heat will be sucked out of the stove before it has time to radiate correctly. The stove is a metal box and will heat up when fire is inside so the heat must be going somewhere, there is normally a reason that once established can usually be corrected.
good.Most of the heat goes up the chimmney and sometimes you cannot bear your hands on the chimmney breast in the bedroom.We cannot have a larger or freestanding one as we wish to keep the original fireplace.I would not buy another one
this.Leave the door slightly open when first lighting though as the condensation is a bit of a pain to get rid of if you don't!You CAN burn overnight but bank up over smokeless fuel and turn the vents off. You'll never manage this with wood or more volatile coal.
about 30cm around the actual Riva, however every time we have a fire cracks emanate from the Riva, can anyone tell me what to do, I can't face a lifetime of filling cracks & repainting the chimney breast after each use of the Riva? I can't go back to the bricks as they have now been spoiled.
Stove expert replied: Was there back fill round the cassette when installed and how was the flue connected, two areas that are worth re-visiting to try to overcome this annoying problem.