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  1. Assuming this is a Clearview 750 stove then that stove would usualy require 250mm of non combustible material under the stove. However the Clearview web site suggests that 125mm is enough. Frequently Asked Questions | Clearview Stoves WWW.CLEARVIEWSTOVES.COM Here we have answered some of the more frequent questions on the choosing and fitting of a Clearview Stoves Talk to a good installer before going any further, most Clearview stoves do not comply with the 2022 emissions and efficiency regulations or the 2014 version of the same and as a result many installers will not install a Clearview product. A
  2. A bit late on this one apologies. The Stove Industry Alliance have been fighting this crap on behalf of the stove industry, I would ask you all to spend some time looking at their web site please. Home - Stove Industry Alliance | SIA STOVEINDUSTRYALLIANCE.COM Yesterday figures on air pollution released by Defra on air pollution data shows an 18% reduction in PM2.5 emissions nationally between 2012 and 2022. The SIA issued this press release yesterday: 240215SIAStatementAirPollutionStatsFINAL (1).pdf At an SIA meeting last October DEFRA gave the attending members a presenttion on the future of domestic heating, once gas boilers are banned from being installed into new properties from 2030 then the long term plan is for the use of electrically powered air source heat pumps, however the insulation values of properites built before around 2012 will not be good enough to hold a room temperature above around 14 C, therefore wood burning stoves will be used too provide zonal heating in specific areas. It costs a significant amount of money to fight this sort of stuff which is driven by inaccurate out of date details, having a fry up for breakfast releases far more PM2.5 into the home than a 2022 complaint stove. On test last year a Charnwood C5 BLU wood burning stove was proved to REDUCE PM 2.5 in the home as when the stove door was opened to refuel air from the room containing these particals was pulled into the stove and up the chimney, this is solid independantly verified reserch. The SIA needs all the help financially it can get, however at present membership is only open to stove manufacturers, flue manufacturers, retail stove showrooms, certified stove installers and certified chimney sweeps. But you are free to access the data on the SIA website and social media channels and use this to reassure the public that the outdated and misleading nonsense being peddled in the press etc has been independantly tested and found to be inaccurate in some cases and plain wrong in others. A.
  3. Talk to Firepower heating, they are the importers and usually know what they are about. A
  4. Charnwood non black colours are soft, they need gentle handling untill the stove is well burnt in, thats why you get a free aersol can of paint with the stove. The Country Living colour options are even softer. I would recommend that the stove is cleaned up and resprayed once its been swept in the spring, use only genuine Charnwood paint, 2 maybe 3 very light thin coats. As a Charnwood major dealer I can tell you the Island 2 is a smashing stove, I hope you are putting into a large room. A
  5. Not unusal especially is houses suffering from damp or condensation. Clean it up using wire wool and respray with 2 or 3 coats of Heta stove paint. Do not use other stove paints as some are oil and someare water based and dont play nicely together. A
  6. Probably made by Saltfire in China and retailed under several brand names in the UK. . Very unlikely to have any spare parts available. A
  7. I understand that one or maybe two do meet the requirements, the rest have not gone forward for testing, but independant testing by others has revealed efficiency levels well below the current 75% minimum requirements. This is unlikely to change in the short/meduim term I feel. A
  8. Dont act for Dean Forge so cant fairly comment on them, Esse I do act for, very tough robust stoves, 100% built in Barnoldswick on the Yorks/Lancs borders but more basic in air managment than other brands. If they were a car they would be a Ford or a Vauxhall, good solid decent bits of kit but not as advanced as an Audi or BMW say.
  9. Stoves that stand the test of time are generally those made from scratch in the UK or western Europe. The issue now is that there is a lot of importing not only of chinese etc junk but also by UK brands buying in semi finshed stoves from China and eastern Europe mainly and perhaps fitting a door handle or glass in the UK,. These can then be sold as made in the UK. Sooner or later your stove will need service parts so its important to select a brand that is well estabilished and financially sound with a good parts back up. I have rebuilt grates on Charnwoods and Morso stoves that are 40 years old plus, Arada outer casings are warranted for life, Esse are a very robust product,other decent brands to consider, Woodwarm, Heta, Hwam, Jotul. Dont like Burley, the circular air flow in every one of theirs I have seen within the firebox puts ash up the left hand side of the glass, Chesney someone mentioned, they went bust 2 or 3 years ago, then reformed a few weeks later minus a lot of debt, they buy in stoves from other manufacturers and re sell so quality and parts support would be a lottery. Somebody else mentioned Clearview, really good stoves in their day but that was 20 /25 years ago and technology has moved on. Most of their models are not compliant with the current emissions and efficiency requirements, the buisness is for sale as the owner wishes to retire so their long term future is questionable. As a stove retailer I believe that the current world leader in combustion technology is Charnwood, they have a big price ticket yes but very low ownership costs linked to a long product life makes the cost per year far lower than cheaper brands. A
  10. Bit late now but that is a very old 100, but a good shotblast should get it back into a form where it can be rebuilt, but it has been abused, check the steel sides and rear for warping or cracks before spending time and money on it. Suspect its been overfired and been involved in a chimey fire as a result. I am an Esse stove dealer and have supplied that stove since 2008 with no issues at all. From what I can see it needs a new grate, firebrick set, baffle plate and door glass and rope kit. Screws holding the bottom of the glass in place are likely to need drilling out and re tapping. A
  11. They cristalize any tar causing it to drop off the inside of the chimney when swept, they are NOT an alternative to sweeping the chimney, this does still need to be done. A
  12. In my years in the motor trade GME Springs in Coventry would be my go to supplier for uprated springs. A
  13. I am now needing to renew my driving licence as my 70th birthday is coming up. Having spent a few hours looking at the paperwork and different govt sites I came to the deduction that to pull IFW 3.5T trailers with my old Defender TD5 I needed groups B+E which I have and can be renewed with no issues. Somewhere else I read that allowed a max train weight of just over 8 tonnes, I am about 5.9 max. ( 2.4 + 3.5) . However if I wished to retain my grandfathers rights to drive 7.5 tonners then an HGV medical would be required. Not having driven a 7.5 for maybe 20 years loosing that and minibuses is of no consequence. I am now to old to drive Air Cadet mini buses anyway under their regs which was something I did occasionally. I was going to ask here is that is correct, but the post at the top of this section answers this in great detail. Thank you for the input guys, A
  14. Best bet is to talk to the manufacturers of the stove you have in mind. Some models in the better brands at the higher end of the price scale have convector panels integrated into them to reduce MCC to the sides and rear, Morso S11-42 , Charnwood Skye and ARC models for example. Some installers are happy to fit cement board to the walls of the room instead. Dont forget the plasterboard is rated as combustible. A

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