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Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:35 pm
by doofaloofa
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

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:02 am
by Green Aura
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.

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:10 am
by doofaloofa
Thanks GA

You're right of coarse, it will probably come down to availability, and athetics

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:09 am
by Odsox
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.

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:21 am
by doofaloofa
Where from tony, and how much? if it's not a personal question

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:44 am
by Odsox
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 ?

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:25 pm
by ojay54
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.

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:24 am
by becks77
My advice, multi fuel, the biggest you can afford and accommodate and dont get the cheap ones they are rubbish

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:20 am
by doofaloofa
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?

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:23 pm
by Crastney
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.