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Ekol Crystal 8 Wood Burning Stove 45 x 62cm

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About the Ekol Crystal 5

Ekol Crystal Tech

Ekol were one of the very first companies to concentrate on clean-burn technology.

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Arriving after the Crystal 5, the Ekol Clarity 5 is a more contemporary, steel stove of a similar size.

Ecodesign

This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations).

Defra-approved

This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas).

Julian's thoughts

Ekol were one of the first brands of stoves I sold, way back in 2013, in my small shop "The Wood Stove Hut". I have met the owners (Dorset based) many times and find them to extremely knowledgeable and professional. You cannot go wrong with Ekol, or their other brand, Saltfire.

Delivery

In stock for immediate delivery.

SPECIFICATIONS AND DIMENSIONS AT FOOT OF PAGE

Customer Reviews

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J.T.
Ekol Crystal 8 and flue

I recently purchased an Ekol Crystal 8 stove and had a twin wall flue designed. The stove is smaller than I expected but definitely packs a punch. It is easy to use, burns well and looks good. The flue design was made very straight forward by the guys at the shop and everything was delivered on time. It was all very easy to fit and the website has links to lots of handy guides.

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D.B.
Ekol crystal 8

Loving the stove, even though it’s May we have it on all day!!
Quality is excellent, delivery was perfect and the kit included everything we needed!

Specifications & Dimensions

Output & fuel

Multifuel
Nominal 8kW.
Max. 8kW

This stove will run happily at 8kW depending on fuel load. Note that running the stove at a higher fuel level than that specified in the manufacturer's manual may cause degradation of stove innards (firebricks, baffle etc.) although these are usually replaceable.

This stove can burn wood and smokeless fuel/coal without any modification.

What size stove to choose? Advice here

Eco credentials

This stove meets and exceeds the new 2022 Ecodesign regulations.

This stove is approved by DEFRA to burn wood in a Smoke Control Area.

Efficiency

78%

Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine.

Stoves with 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter chimneys.

Dimensions

Height: 620mm
Width: 445mm
Depth: 430mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 187mm

Which fitting pack for my liner? Advice here

Glass

Viewing area (from outside stove looking in).

Width: 24cm
Height: 27cm

 

Flue size

5" (125mm) collar top or rear
Can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner.

 

External air NO

No, this stove cannot be fitted with an external air kit. Usually this option is not relevant unless an air vent is required and the property owners are aiming for an airtight space.

Air vent advice here

Body and door

Cast-iron stove (5-year body guarantee) with cast-iron door.

What to buy steel or cast-iron? Do not overthink. Steel heats fast. Cast-iron takes a little longer but retains heat longer as fire dies.

Hearth

This stove can, if sited outside of a fireplace recess, be sited on a 12mm thick hearth.

If in a fireplace recess, a full 125mm thickness constructional hearth is required. This will usually be in place as part of the recess design.

 

Hearth regulation advice here

Air gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 375mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 400mm

To non-combustibles there are no hard rules but, around the stove, a 50mm minimum air gap is recommended to brick/stone. This to be increased to 100mm for rendered or boarded surfaces. Prior to purchasing any stove download the installation manual to check that manufacturers do not have any additional requirements.

Distances & heat shield advice

Technical info pages  and manual (distance to combustible materials and non-combustible materials on page 84/85 of Installation manual).

Julian's thoughts

Ekol were one of the first brands of stoves I sold, way back in 2013 in my small shop "The Wood Stove Hut". I have met the owners (Dorset based) many times and find them to extremely knowledgeable and professional. You cannot go wrong with Ekol, or their other brand, Saltfire.

Internal firebox

Max. log size 30cm

Max. output 8kW

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