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Review of Stovax View 8 stove

Stovax CL8HB

William O 6 years ago

Agree with previous respondent, this unit is very disappointing. Stovax blame installer, installer blames Stovax - either way we have a lump of metal ( cold ) doing nothing more than throw heat up the chimney as there is not enough draw to get it going - then not enough control over the airflow to damp it down. Engineers visit concurred with my opinion as he couldn't get it going...asked for money back

Stove expert replied: I would suggest that you get a flue expert to advise you further as not having enough air / then having too much air seems to indicate that that installation is at fault. Nothing changes with the stove but the weather conditions vary and seems to be affecting the stove quite dramatically.

Overall rating:

1 flames

Build Quality 1.5 flames (avg 3.5)
Quality of finish 1.5 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 0.5 flames (avg 2.5)
Ease of use 0.5 flames (avg 2.7)
Ease of lighting 0.5 flames (avg 2.7)
Firebox size 3.5 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 0.5 flames (avg 2.3)
Controllability 0.5 flames (avg 2.3)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 0.5 flames (avg 2.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 0.5 flames (avg 2.1)