Heavy, beast of a stove. A real workhorse.
This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas).
This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas)
This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations)
Material: Steel with a steel door
(max approx: 6.8kW)
Material: Steel with a cast-iron door
(max approx: 6.8kW)
Fits in to small fireplace recess
Works on all chimneys (has really excellent draw)
aOne 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.
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.
Excellent, solid stove with steel body and a cast iron door.
"Bought this to replace a gas fire in an ex-council house, width of the opening was very restricted so this was perfect for the job. Got the complete package of everything needed to fit and did the job in a day, just doing the first few small tempering fires now and can already see how fantastic it is. Incredibly solidly built (get someone to help you lift it!), with levelling feet and three adjustable vents for perfect combustion. Kicks out a surprising amount of heat for its size, perfect for our reasonably sized sitting/dining room" Barney
NOTE THAT THE "ST-X5 WIDE" IS WOOD-ONLY (OTHER MODELS MULTIFUEL)
Multifuel (can burn wood, smokeless fuel and coal)
Nominal 5kW. Max. 6.8kW
This stove will run happily at 2kW - 6.8kW 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 replaceable (and repairable with beige fire cement).
80% (as a rough guide 80% of heat goes to the room with 20% going up the chimney).
Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine and 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter or difficult chimneys.
No, this stove cannot be fitted with an external air kit (draws air from outside via pipe direct to stove). Usually this option is not relevant unless a room air-vent is required and the property is airtight (by design or choice).
Steel stove (3-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 thickness: minimum 12mm non-combustible material (can include floor thickness).
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.
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 182mm
Flue outlet: 5" (125mm)
Which fitting pack for my liner? A fitting pack includes all you need except liner and chimney closure plate (also sometimes known as register plate)? Advice here
Viewing area (from outside stove looking in)
5" (125mm) collar top or rear (can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner)
Top or rear connection
Distance to combustibles SIDE: 600mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 700mm
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.
Max log length: 250mm
We offer 14 days from delivery to report any courier damage to your stove. If a stove is damaged by the courier we will replace or refund as desired.
The manufacturer offers a 3 year body guarantee
Why do we sell glass insurance (pre-ticked box close to ADD TO CART button)? Because glass is classed, in the stoves industry, as a consumable item and not covered under ANY guarantee by any manufacture for any reason whatsoever. If it breaks or cracks on day one or day twenty it is not covered. If the inside of the glass goes cloudy or gets any kind of surface coating or etching then it is not covered (it will be to do with what you are burning according to manufacturers and glass makers). Glass usually costs £30-£60 plus postage but can be more on higher end models.
Defra-approved or/and Ecodesign stoves are designed and thoroughly tested before being allowed onto the market and every stove sold is identical. In the rare event a stove does not perform as well as expected it is always down to the installation, the chimney or circumstances unique to the property (pressure imbalances caused by local conditions, down drafts etc.). Here at Stovefitter's we have taken stoves back on a number of occasions for testing on our chimney and in every situation the stoves performed as expected (we may of course find a faulty stove one day but never as yet). We may, at our discretion, take a stove back once it has been used and in this situation a 50% refund would be provided (stove would be sold as second hand). We would, however, offer a 33% refund on a replacement stove.
Stovefitter's Warehouse is owned and managed by Julian Patrick, blogger and author of The Stove Fitter's Manual. Julian was previously a full-time installer of wood-burning stoves (including solid fuel heating systems). He laid down the tools in 2013 to write his stove manual and open a small shop in North Wales (the Wood Stove Hut, soon to grow into The Stovefitter's Warehouse).