Stratford EB 25 HE
The largest in the range the Stratford EB 25 gives out up to an impressive 25kW of heat to water and 12kW to the room.
- Height: 725mm
- Width: 678mm
- Depth: 489mm
- Flue Diameter: 150mm
- Fuel: Multifuel
- Efficiency: 72.4%
Most Recent Review
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... [ read more ]
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.
Most Popular Review
We bought the stove in september and had it fitted by hetas approved engineers but right from the first week we had problems with it not heating radiators and not being able to control the burn... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: If the stove is working hard and you are not able to shut is down it may be an over-drawing flue preventing the heat from going to the water. A flue damper or stabilizer can be fitted so that more control can be achieved and this would help to keep more heat in the firebox so that it transfers to the water effectively. Your installer should be able to advise further. It may also be worth trying smokeless fuel to see if the performance improves.
More reviews for Stratford EB 25 HE
Poorly designed overall. Its impossible to shutdown the stove enough for it to stay lit overnight. So it burns too high most of the time, which means the pipe stat kicks in a lot to pump extra... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: If the stove is not controllable it may be due to an over-drawing flue system which although may have suited previous stoves may not suit this model without remedial work, this should be investigated further. These are normally very controllable stoves when installed correctly and if using smokeless fuel should easily keep in for overnight burning, unlikely if only wood being used to have a lot left in the firebox but the hot ash should be able to be re-kindled if the air controls are set effectively. The thermostat on the stove itself, can be regulated to control the water temperature and do check that the damper flap has not become jammed open with ash, which can also lead to poor control overall. There is a fuel retaining bar that fits at the front of the firebox, so this should keep the fuel away from the front edge if the fuel is pushed to the back when loaded, if you are over-loading the stove then ash can spill onto the hearth when the door is open. This is a high output model so please make sure that you have either an airbrick in the room or use the direct air feed that is optional, this should help to overcome smoke coming back into the room when the door is opened. These models have gone through a complete design change since previous Stratford models to give greater efficiency, quicker heating up times and have a more modern appearance. Do also check that the door seals and intact and are forming a good seal and that the glass gasket is in place.
We purchased this stove as it was the only one we could find with the required output to water.Positives are that it burns very well and does give most of it''s heat to water. It has a large... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: You should not have a boiling water noise in the system as this is indicating the heat is not getting away fast enough from the stove, do get the plumbing system checked as the pipework should rise away from the stove, be correctly sized for the demand on the system etc and with a heat leak radiator should mean the water can't boil (open vented system layout) as this is loosing heat all the time. Only if the stove got into an over-drawing position where the thermostat is stuck open with a full firebox of fuel would it be likely to get a boil situation.
Since 2006 had a Hunter 14 good stove but not boiler type. As they do not do a boiler model big enough as I have 18 radiators went for the 25HE after much research on internet. Fitted the latest... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Great review and sounds like you are warm and toasty!
is the Stratford he25 OK to connect to a pressurised system
Stove expert replied: Yes it is possible using a heat plate exchanger and a qualified heating engineer should be able to advise you further.
It is well built, huge firebox, easy to use and gives out plenty of heat to water and rads . My heating is zoned so when the water gets hot enough usually after thirty minutes my down stairs... [ read more ]