Salamander Stoves manufacture the small Hobbit stove.
Hobbits are perfect for the smaller recess.
Available with silver fittings as standard, or brass as an optional extra. Standard or DEFRA-approved (for smoke control areas) versions available.
The Salamander Hobbit stove is approved by DEFRA to burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (choose the DEFRA version).
Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine.
Stoves with 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter chimneys.
Viewing area (from outside stove looking in).
4" (125mm) collar top or rear.
Can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney/chimney liner (if purchasing the non-DEFRA version then must be 6").
NOTE: This stove requires a 4" to 5" vitreous adaptor to enable the stove to be connected to 5" vitreous pipe. If rest of flue is to be 6" another adaptor from 5" to 6" will be required (adaptor type depends whether attaching to a liner or clip-together chimney system).
Yes, the Hobbit stove can 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.
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.
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.
Distance to combustibles SIDE: 400mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 400mm
Distance to combustibles REAR WITH HEATSHIELD: ?mm
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.
Technical info pages and manual (distance to combustible materials and non-combustible materials on page 84/85 of Installation manual).
Top seller. Great little stove and never any quality problems. Very well crated for the journey. Fall in love with a hot little Hobbit.
Other small stoves: Saltfire Peanut 3, Ekol Applepie
Useable height: 200mm
Max. output: 3.39kW
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Boarded surface: Fireproof board (usually 10-20mm thick) for lining fireplace recesses or sealing off bottom of chimney. Available builder's merchants or specialist stove stores. Example is Hardiebacker see here: http://www.stovefittersmanual.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/hardiebacker-multifuel-leaflet.pdf
Lining a fireplace: https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/pages/lining-a-fireplace
Capacity: A Stovefitter's figure, in cm2, as to the useable inside area of the stove with regard to fuel load.
Chimney liner: A stainless steel tube, slides down a brick/stone chimney to provide a smooth and safe route for smoke.
See also "Fitting Pack". If no chimney then see here: https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/products/chimney-design-to-building-regulations
Chimney plate: Seals off bottom of chimney above stove. If fitting a chimney liner will be made of metal or fireproof board (see boarded surface).
Collar: The place on the stove where the first section of chimney pipe inserts.
Cowl: Sits on top of chimney pot and stops rain/birds getting into chimney.
DEFRA: Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (UK).
Firebox: The inside of the stove where the fuel sits. The bigger this is the more fuel and therefore the more heat.
Fitting pack: Purchased with stove and chimney liner (stove+liner+fitting pack and off you go!). Includes all you need from stove to cowl and we can choose the correct pack for you depending on your liner and stove. Fitting Pack does not include chimney plate or CO detector - these items can be purchased separately or are often available as a free gift with our stoves. Use our SEARCH button, top right of website to search for "fitting pack" for more detailed info. See infographic here: https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/pages/choosing-your-fitting-pack
Flue: If a polo mint is the chimney, the flue is the hole.
Hearth: The area underneath the stove.
Internal firebox: See also "Firebox".
kW: Kilowatts per hour. See also "Firebox".
Liner: See Chimney liner.
Log store: An area under a stove for storage of logs. May be a separate part (can be retrofitted) or may be part of the actual stove design (cannot be retrofitted).
Max. output: Stovefitter's deduction of maximum output using a reasonably full fuel load.
Multi-fuel: Can burn wood, smokeless fuel or coal.
Nominal: "about" or "approx."
Renewable energy: is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat
Smoke Control Area: A smoke control area is a legally defined area where only approved solid fuels or exempted appliances (eg wood burning stoves) can be used within buildings. You could face a fine of up to £1,000 if you break the law.
Useable height: A Stovefitter's term that helps determine how much fuel can be stacked in a stove - equal to 15cm above the point at which fuel can fall out of the firebox when the stove door is opened. Any higher than this and opening the door increases chance of fuel falling onto hearth.
Wood burning stove: Can burn only wood. Some stoves can be retrofitted with a multifuel-kit (usually just a grate that is fitted into the bottom of the stove, a five-minute task).
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