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Review of Stovax View 8 stove

View 8 HB

2 years ago

Very little heat goes to room so what's the point of having it ? If I wanted all the heat to go to the upstairs rads I'd switch on the Central Heating. The PRIMARY function should be to heat the room it sits in - not pump heat through noisy pipes and clanking valves around your house. Don't bother

Stove expert replied: The split between the room heat and water are clearly stated and perhaps a radiator should have been installed in the room for the extra heat that you require and will depend on the room size. It may be a case of the system needing rebalancing. 4.9kW average heat to room is achievable depending on the fuel being used, how much fuel you put on and making sure the controls are set correctly. Was the system designed and calculated by a heating engineer? It might not be the stove at fault for the lack of heat being generated.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.5)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 2.5)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 2.7)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 2.7)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 2.3)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 2.3)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 2.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 2.1)