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Review of Stratford TF90 stove

tf 90 fully closed but still drawing too much air??

Lenny 8 years ago

Had stove for a few years now and was happy enough with performance until recently...stove is now drawing a lot of air even when fully closed off.I have checked door seals damper flap etc and all seems fine.There is an alarmingly low amount of help online to tackle such issues and a frequent and competent internet user should start a forum. Any help would be fantastic as users know this is a large thirsty stove that is consuming even more fuel than ever.\n\n

Stove expert replied: Test the door / doors are sealing by shutting a piece of paper between the body of the stove and the door, if you can pull it out then the rope may need replacing and or the door adjusting to rectify this. Check the glass gaskets as they need replacing at times. The internal parts should be checked to insure they are not warped. If all of these do not produce a problem then check the flue system etc, you can always go back to the installer for further support.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.5)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 2.8)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 3.2)