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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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.
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.
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.