Review of Stovax View 8 stove

Stovax veiw 8HB

Mark Derrick 9 years ago

Had my boiler stove installed for 2 years now , it's linked up to a " heating innovations " H2 control panel

House 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!

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.5)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 2.5)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 2.7)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 2.7)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 2.3)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 2.3)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 2.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 2.1)