Stovax Riva 50 stove
Stovax Riva insert stoves can be used in a smokeless area as long as you add the smoke control kit.
They are plain cassette stoves flush with the wall and some are available with ducting.
- Height: 550mm
- Width: 540mm
- Depth: 350mm
- Flue Diameter: 125mm
- Nominal Heat Output: 7kW
- Efficiency: 83%
Most Recent Review
saying that it was not safe to use and that we had over fired the unit. This I strongly disagreed with as we always have the air flow on minimum and don''t over fill otherwise the room would get too hot. Infrequent use and annual checks by the "professionals" we were very disappointed and the was forward was to buy an exact replacement for a little over £3k. If this unit was made in China then I would understand why the construction is so flimsy. Our recommendation is not to buy one of these and carefully check what is on the market and its durability. Apart from this we were advised that this unit is no longer available and that there are only a few left for sale. What a surprise!
Most Popular Review
the Riva 50 inset.
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draw. Got installer in only to find the inside of the fire needed to be replaced. Guarantee did not apply seemingly. Waited three months for the parts and still you cannot control the burn properly. It goes far too hard and fast. Used once since repair, I am not a happy camper at all. I feel like ripping the whole thing out. It cost over £500 for repairs and all in all over £3,000 down the drain.
Stove expert replied: Have you had the chimney swept since the stove was installed? Are the rope seals all in tact as I assume that it was internal liners that have been replaced - these are not covered by warranty which is normal practise by manufacturers as they are classed as consumable items. As there is a noticeable change in how the stove is performing, it is a question of finding out what has changed - this may be higher trees surrounding the property, change in wind direction, internal alterations where another fireplace is now being used - so can be quite a diverse process to ascertain this and then take steps to alleviate its affect. Having been happy with the stove initially it is worth trying to find a solution so you can fully appreciate it again.
seeing the flames and it is much neater I can not turn it down to gently smouldering the way I used to on old one. When I close the vents it keeps burning an then gets cold quickly. My last one smouldered all night giving constant heat.
Stove expert replied: The flue draw may be excessive for this stove hence the lack of control, this is difficult to rectify in an inset model. Do check the glass and door seals to make sure that they are effective.
and turf and the ashes are so fine, once cooled, can be hoovered up with a good ash vacuum cleaner. Lights very easily using a small fire lighter every time.
not double glazed. Absolutely delighted with this stove ample heat output, easy lighting with a large door , will take logs up to 13ins long.professionally fitted.
had never gone for this, but oops, too late! My installer H G Matthews told me that I would have to have my whole fireplace reworked if I had it removed. the interior is so small that you can just fit one short log, or two in such a way that you don't get enough air circulation around them. If you can go for the next size up, don't make the same mistake as me. The installer also told me that the output would be more than enough for the size of my room 20' x 14' which makes me wonder how many of this model they have installed into a barn conversions with a vaulted ceiling. My property has a B rating EPC, so it's not as if I have heat leaking out of the building. The heat output is sufficient with the doors to other rooms closed, but no more than that. Be warned..