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Post: # 283684Post doofaloofa
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:35 pm

We'll be building an extension this year, and the new space will require a source of heat.

It is 4mx5m, two stories on the north side of the house

Idealy I want a stove that heats the two new rooms, and produces a surplus that could be piped to some of the 'less hot' rooms

can anyone recomend a good burner
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Post: # 283685Post Green Aura
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:02 am

I don't know enough about specific stoves to recommend one, doofa, but there are plenty of online calculators that help you decide on the right size to meet all your heating requirements.

It might be worth starting there and then checking out what is available, matched to your budget, available space for it etc. You may find, once you've sorted all that lot out, that there's not a huge choice anyway.
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Post: # 283687Post doofaloofa
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:10 am

Thanks GA

You're right of coarse, it will probably come down to availability, and athetics
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Post: # 283690Post Odsox
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:09 am

Don't go for a cheap one Doofa.
I bought a cheapo one which had a slide air controller and it was OK until the wind blew, then it was totally uncontrollable as I couldn't shut it down enough.
I actually managed to sell it S/H for the same price I bought it for.

I then paid probably twice as much for a Waterford Stanley and never regretted it for a minute.
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Post: # 283695Post doofaloofa
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:21 am

Where from tony, and how much? if it's not a personal question
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Post: # 283696Post Odsox
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:44 am

No idea how much now, it was several years ago.
They do quite a few different sizes and they are sold in just about every hardware store in Co Cork, including Murphy & O'Connor who I believe have a display.
Don't they sell them in that new stove shop in your village, opposite the Garda shop ?
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Post: # 283699Post ojay54
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:25 pm

Doofa,I've had 5 stoves,3 were Morso.They are streets ahead of anything else I've ever experienced.The larger ones,Squirrel upwards,can run backboilers.

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Post: # 283721Post becks77
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:24 am

My advice, multi fuel, the biggest you can afford and accommodate and dont get the cheap ones they are rubbish
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Post: # 283724Post doofaloofa
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:20 am

Thanks guys

I've not even done an iterwebz search yet Tony

just thought I'd get some end user feedback from you guys

An aquantance/heating engineer rants and raves about the Burnley Brampton. Any one got one?
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Post: # 283750Post Crastney
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:23 pm

I'd take a look at The Green Living Forum - which you probably know about, or are even registered on, as it's a similar ethos to this place.

They have a great knowlede base about all things wood burning, and stove related. There's also Arbtalk, which though is more arborists talking tree stuff, some of it is about wood burning stoves.

... I assume you want a wood burning stove, rather than just a stove.
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Post: # 291106Post Kiwi bloke
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:12 am

Im in New Zealand & have quite a lot to do with cookers, but what we have over here is highly likely to be different to what is available to you.
However, if you want a burner/cooker that will hold its heat, won't warp over time, will likely out last you (if its regularly maintained), then I'd strongly suggest you seek a unit that is made of cast iron, rather than just a folded or welded sheet steel.
Over here, if someone wants a cooker which also has a wet back (boiler) then then most common cooker that is desired is the old model Rayburn's, Wellstood's and Stanley's. Esse is hopeless to get bits for over here and have a bad reputation for back-up service.
I suggest that you seek out a cooker repairer like me but in your country and see what cookers are still repaired and they also might know of one that might be available.

Over here, a few cookers that are still in urban areas, are being removed 'cause of the so called global warming issues and the Council parasites but those cookers are often being taken by folks who live more rurally or on a life style blocks.

I'd say about 99 percent of the cookers over here, have boilers in them so the home owner has lots of hot water as well as a heating and cooking 'appliance'.
We generally burn firewood only here. Coal is still being used in some small quantities/areas but very little in comparison to wood, however, grates are still used. A wood fired firebox doesn't really need a grate as the air doesn't NEED air to come up through the fire wood to get a good amount of flame. Coal does, hence a grate and air passing up through the grate and through the hot coals is what coal needs.

Whoops, I have just read that you asked the question way back in 2015! Im a tad late ay. Sorry!
I hope you got a good-un & it kept you you warm ever since.

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Post: # 291119Post Weedo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:45 pm

Don't worry Kiwi B - I do that sometimes; it doesnt hurt to pick up an old thread and reactivate it with new info. Anyway, I re-read your posts re Stoves sometimes as I am still considering my options (may renovate old house or build new). Quality is king, especially here in Western NSW where our hardwoods burn extremely hot and lightly built stuff only lasts a few seasons.

Interesting comment about Esse - it was one I was very interested in, in particular the wood / electric / gas combo.
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Post: # 291236Post Weedo
Sun May 13, 2018 11:12 pm

Weather is cooling so the ovens will be used much more often. My old Metters Canberra at the farm has to go - even the oven is filling with smoke now so the unit is obviously burnt out. For the time being though, it still heats water and the Sth end of the house and boils the kettle. I started to use it (oven) to dry herbs etc but doubt if the flavour of wood smoked herbs would be appreciated.
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Post: # 291450Post RenewableCandy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:55 pm

I rather like the idea of wood-smoked herbs...

Meanwhile, for heating 2 rooms I can recommend the Clearview Pioneer (4 kW iirc) or Vision (5kW). They've both now got Clean Air certs. They don't (as far as I know) do back-boilers, but I seem to recall a version that had an oven on top of the heater.

Our Pioneer is still going strong after 15 years.
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