Stovax Riva 55 stove
The Riva 55 multi fuel stove has airwash & clean burn - there is a riddling grate on the stove and it has a contemporary design.
- Height: 709mm
- Width: 632mm
- Depth: 350mm
- Flue Diameter: 125mm
- Fuel: Multifuel
- Nominal Heat Output: 8kW
- Efficiency: 84%
Most Recent Review
Four years ago, we replaced our open fire with a Stovax Riva 55. Starting six months ago small amounts of vermiculite started to fall out, coming from behind the orange frame. Now it is a fist... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Inset stoves can be back filled with vermiculite to ensure that the heat the stove produces is not lost through the surrounding brickwork etc, ideally it would be worth getting your installer back if possible (work can be undertaken in a property even during the Covid restrictions following the guidelines that are in place). If you are DIY competent then you need to expose the area of concern and replace the vermiculite and make good.
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We just had this stove (our first) professionally fitted three days ago after deliberating for a while over what to buy as we have a very narrow chimney breast and although making it wider was... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Informative information of the installation, operation of this stove. Great!
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We had this stove installed about 10 years ago, although it was badly installed originally, it has since been taken out and re-installed. The stove works well ,and if used with dry wood will... [ read more ]
We also have smoke coming back into the room, when loading. We spent a lot of money on our chimney, with various cowls, and eventually getting a chimney liner fitted, which did improve things... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Was the flue draw test carried out when this was installed as this is critical to insure that the stove can function effectively and efficiently?
Its a good working stove but the components are cheaply made and the metal is thin and poor quality I would imagine its not made in the UK.. When you have to replace parts they are excessively expensive " what a shame"... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: It is quite often the case that spares seem to be priced high compared to the initial purchase cost, this is common in may cases with other goods purchased. Most components do last a reasonable time and no information on what has been replaced means this is therefore difficult to comment on further.
We had this fire installed in July 2017 as part of a whole house re-furb. The main issues we are having is smoke being pushed into the room when opening the door, and sooting up of the glass... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Any problem with the stove under warranty should be followed up with the supplier. Regarding the smoke and dirty glass, this may be due to a poor drawing flue or not enough air in the room to allow combustion to occur efficiently. This sound like an installation issue that should be followed up further,
I''ve had a Stovax Riva 55 for the last 5 years and found it a really good stove, but this summer I decided to overhaul it with new fire bricks upper and lower baffles and log guard. I priced... [ read more ]
Hi we are having few problems with this stove1st: BLACKENING OF GLASSEverytime we burn logs glass gets black... very annoying as they you can enjoy fire estetical reason2nd: PLASTER CRACKED (... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: I suspect the installation may be at fault with so much cracking around the opening being evident. Was the stove installed with insulation around it, did the installer use fireproof boarding, rendering and plaster or just standard materials? If smoke comes back into the room, when opening the door, the flue draw would appear to be poor, has this been checked, was the chimney lined? Is there an airbrick in the room. Is the fuel dry and seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%. Might not be the stove at fault and further investigation recommended.
We have 2 Riva stoves-66 and 45. The larger one works extremely well. However the smaller one not as well. 1. The air wash does not work so we have a black glass. 2. If it is opened shortly after lighting there is a huge amount of smoke coming into the room. Do I need to contact the suppliers. The problem one was installed in late 2014 so is in its 2nd winter.... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Sounds like the flue needs to be warm to enable the flue gases to lift effectively away from the stove. Have you an air brick ion the room? Make sure the door is shut to the room as the other flue may have a better draw and this can affect other flues in the property. Is the flue lined and insulated? What height is the flue? The glass blackening may also indicate the poor draw not allowing the gases to get away effectively from the stove, likely to be down to the installation rather than the stove unit itself. I would seek further assistance from the installer first to check what flue draw you have on this system and to ensure there is enough air in the room to allow for combustion to be effective.
The Hetas engineer who fitted our stove said he had never seen so many disclaimers in the manual before. This is the 4th stove we've had and by far the worst. Air controls just don't seem to... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: From what you have written above the installation seems to be the cause for the disappointment in the stoves performance. As you have another working flue in the property it could and is most likely is affecting the way this flue is performing. The fact that you are getting smoke back into the room on opening the door is indication that it is not drawing enough when the pressure is changed on opening the door. You also say that you are using lots of fuel for little heat production again indicative of a flue draw issue. The installation should be checked thoroughly on both stoves and do make sure that there is enough ventilation provided in both rooms.
Replaced our freestanding 20 year old wood burner for something more contemporary and decided on the Riva 55. Ever since its been installed, we have had problems trying to shut the fire down... [ read more ]