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Review of The Salisbury

Regrets

Tony Hickling 4 years ago

Having bought a number of log burners the Salisbury is proving one of my regrettable buys. Problems with the damper , it seems to expand when hot and gets jerky, the removal of ashes and having to clean the glass which from time to time soots up doesn't help. There are much better stoves out there and I am afraid the next stove I buy won't be a Chesney.

Stove expert replied: Do check that the wood being burnt has a moisture content of less than 20% and keep the air controls open so that the glass can stay clean. Perhaps the damper arm / hole location gets too tight when hot and a slight modification could improve this operation, further investigation is recommended. All stoves will require ash removal - you do not say what the actual problem is with this on the Salisbury stove!

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 3.2)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.5)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.9)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 2.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 2.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.3)