New house, new stove, what is it?

JasonClint Posted By JasonClint, Dec 30, 2012 at 4:36 PM

  1. JasonClint

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    Hello everyone,

    I have just moved into a new house which has a stove installed. The sweep said it has been installed professionally and very well which is good. He mentioned that it might be a 'Hunter' make of stove however I can't find anything online to help me identify it.

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    I don't suppose anybody knows what make or model the stove is? And also confirm my suspicion that it is a multi fuel stove as everything I have read online seems to suggest that it is (as it has a raised grate, a riddler, and ash pan).

    Thanks!
     
  2. begreen

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    Welcome. Not sure yet, but it sure is a lazy one lying on it's side like that. Look on the back of the stove with a mirror for an identifying label.
     
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  4. JasonClint

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    Have woken it up now!

    Thanks Billy - that's the one! I've been searching for days online to try and find a match. It looks like the Franco Belge Belfort - and looking at that it confirms that it is in fact a multi fuel stove :)
     
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    No problem Jason, a pleasure to help out.

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  6. Billybonfire

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    Pic has gone bigger now :).
     
  7. fox9988

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    Jason, is that wood touching the side of the stove? It's definitely too close and a serious hazard.
     
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    And welcome to the forum. Don't let the criticism scare you off, it will be constructive and for your own good.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  10. raybonz

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    Welcome to the forum Jason! Please update your signature so we know where your from and what stove your using when you have a chance. Great looking stove BTW!
    Ray
     
  11. JasonClint

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    Now updated! :)
     
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    Yes it was actually as my neatly stacked pile next to (but away from) the stove had collapsed and fallen into the side of the stove. Have now had to re-think indoor wood storage strategy!
     
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    Thanx and good to see another UK wood burner here! ;)

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    You wouldn't want that to happen in the middle of the night!
     
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    Absolutely not - although until Billy identified my stove I hadn't been able to keep it burning for much more than an hour without refuelling! I think the issue is a combination of poorly-seasoned wood and not knowing how to use the airflow controls! I now realise you don't need air flow from under the grate when burning wood unless you want to churn through it...
     
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    Well seasoned wood is the key Jason, best to process your own if possible as most firewood sellers split shortly before supply because they havent got the time or room to store/stack that much wood properly.
    Keep reading & learning on here, best site in the world in my opinion.

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    That's a nice looking stove ! Welcome to the forums

    Pete
     
  18. JasonClint

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    Yes good advice I think. I'll make my way through this year with the pricier kiln-dried stuff I think, and then as soon as I've built my log store I'll start stashing for next year!

    Once I've mastered the stove, I need to move on to the open fires which I struggle to keep anything burning in at the moment!

    I'm sure I've much fun to come and I can see I'll be keeping a close eye on this site in the future ;)
     
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    What's the etiquette for asking new questions here, guys? Do I start a new thread for new questions or is it ok to deviate from original topic once a thread is going?
     
  20. raybonz

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    For best results I would start a new post Jason..

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    Welcome. Nice burner you have there.
     
  22. fox9988

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    Since this is your thread you can do whatever you like, but you may get more responses from a new thread.
     
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