Review of Yeoman Devon stove

Yeoman deven Exe Wood 2 Door Flat Top serial No DYM07128

Lynn Thompson 4 years ago

We love the look of our fire but are having awful trouble with the draw of it even with vents at the front and one underneath. The fire just smoulders and then burns out, we can only get some sort of a fire with the doors continually open which is not cost effective, or how it should work. We have had the retailer out and now a Stovax Rep and still it can't be sorted!! neither of them seem to know what to suggest! Can you help? if it's the chimney itself what can we do?, we don't want to have to replace it with a gas fire, We only had it installed in October so you can imagine it's been quite a miserable winter for us inside and out.

Kind regards


I have filled in the ratings for you but where the question is ''would you buy the stove again'' I have only put No because it's not working how we want it to but I don't know it may be a combination of things causing it not work properly! We need some help please

Stove expert replied: Things to check, is there enough free air in the room to allow for combustion, if a well insulated property an air brick is likely to be required? Is the chimney lined? Have you another flue in the property that may have a stronger flue draw than the one this stove is installed in? What height is the flue? Being that the stove seems to work when the doors are open would seem to indicate that not enough air is getting into the stove when they are closed so check8ing the above is important. Also is it a Devon or Exe model as they are different. Do also check that the air controls are able to open when operated as I have known the internal parts being put on incorrectly so closed was intact open and vice versa.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.2)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.5)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.3)