Review of Stratford EB 25 HE

Stratford E 25 Smoking when door is opened to refuel

Dermot Burns 2 years ago

The Stove expels a lot of smoke into the room when the door is opened to re-fuel.

I have a 100mm direct underfloor Air Intake piped to it and also have a 150mm dia Vent in the same room as per Building Regs (really don''t need it as the Stove is piped direct )but still smokes badly.

Stove expert replied: It is worth checking the flue draw to see if it complies to the manufacturers guidelines, it may need lengthening as this sometimes helps, try opening the door ajar for a short period before opening fully as this sometimes helps with the imbalance!. If you have another flue in the property this may also be a factor that needs investigation, if the draw is stronger on this one then it is preventing the gases from lifting out of the firebox fully on the Stratford, this can happen even if the flue is in another part of the property. Further investigation recommended.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 3)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 3.7)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 3.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.6)