Review of Stovax View 8 stove
Stovax veiw 8HB
Had my boiler stove installed for 2 years now , it's linked up to a " heating innovations " H2 control panelHouse is early 2000 build with double glazing , around 900mm of loft installation installed , 4 beds , 16 rads installed plus 300 lt hot water tank Net result is no gas bill for winter use over the last 2 year The stove gives around 8kw of heat to water , which is a little less than the total heat lose of the house , hence 900mm of loft insulation Heat to room is a little to much but air controls dampen down well Having read other comments my view is poles apart The stove must be sized to suit the heating load , to big a heating load will result in slow to heat up water , or lack of heat ... I run my stove on a setting of 58 degs , as per H2 panel installation details , hot water tank is set to 55 degs , 2 heat leak radiators fitted , 28 mm flow and return to boiler The only issues I have had was during " testing " the main pump failed , replace pump with better one and works a treat
Stove expert replied: Always get the heat load of the system calculated before purchasing a boiler, it is not worth taking the risk of a stove that can't provide you with the heat required!