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Saltfire ST3 Wood Burning Stove 52 x 51cm

Customer Reviews

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J.B.
Saltfire ST3, great value stove

The Saltfire ST3 woodburner stove represents great value in a market full of cheap poor quality stoves and over-priced, over-engineered stoves at the other end of the market. It is simple to use, attractively styled and very efficient. Heat output is remarkable and it has quickly become a focul point of our home. You don’t want to buy a stove which is frustrating to use because it is badly made or to buy one which costs more to buy than you will ever save in heating bills. This stove is the answer to getting a way of heating your home efficiently and economically with wood.
Many thanks to Stove Fitter’s Warehouse for all their help.
Regards, John Bruton (order number 7201)

J
J.P.
Great stove and helpful folks

Talked through my choice of stove with Stove Fitters Warehouse and they were very helpful and advised on the best arrangement of chimney pieces for the yurt I was fitting it into. Everything arrived on time and I fitted it all without any issues. It's now been lit a few times and is working perfectly. All in all, I'm very pleased.

DEFRA Approved

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

DEFRA
Approved

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

Eco Design 2022

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

Ecodesign & myths about pollution

Eco Design 2022

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

Ecodesign & myths about pollution

MATERIAL & Output

Material: Steel with a steel door

Output: 7.5kW
(max approx: 7.5kW)

Material & Output

Material: Steel with a steel door

Output: 7.5kW
(max approx: 7.55kW)

DImensions

Body
Width: 500mm
Height: 510mm
Depth: 345mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

Dimensions

Body
Width: 500mm
Height: 510mm
Depth: 345mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

KEY SELLING POINTS

Efficient and clean burning

Dedicated wood-burner

Large viewing window

Air-wash clean glass system

Key Selling Points

Large viewing window

Value for money

Impressive efficiency rating

Julian's Thoughts

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.

Julian's Thoughts

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.

Description

About the Saltfire ST3

Saltfire ST3

A steel stove with a contemporary look that is excellent value for money.

"The Saltfire ST3 woodburner stove represents great value in a market full of cheap poor quality stoves and over-priced, over-engineered stoves at the other end of the market. It is simple to use, attractively styled and very efficient. Heat output is remarkable and it has quickly become a focul point of our home. You don’t want to buy a stove which is frustrating to use because it is badly made or to buy one which costs more to buy than you will ever save in heating bills. This stove is the answer to getting a way of heating your home efficiently and economically with wood.
Many thanks to Stove Fitter’s Warehouse for all their help." Review by John Bruton

Specifications

Output & Fuel

Wood-only (can only burn wood)
Nominal 7.5kW. Max. 7.5kW

This stove will run happily at 7.5kW 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).

What size stove do I need?


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

83.9% (as a rough guide 83.9% of heat goes to the room with 16.1% going up the chimney).

Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine and90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter or difficult chimneys.


External Air

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).

Air vent advice here


Body & Door

Steel stove (5-year body guarantee) with steel 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

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.

Hearth regulation advice here

Dimensions

Dimensions

Height: 510mm
Width: 500mm
Depth: 345mm

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


Glass

Viewing area (from outside stove looking in)

Width: 343mm
Height: 273mm


Flue

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

Top or rear connection


Air Gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 400mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 475mm

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


Log Length

Max log length: TBC

Delivery Promise

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.

Guarantee

Manufacturer's Guarantee

The manufacturer offers a 5 year body guarantee

Glass

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.

Performance

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.

£ PRICE MATCH £

We will happily strive to match any price you may have from any other supplier as long as the other supplier has it in stock.
Offered an "ex-display" or "shop soiled"? We will strive to offer you a new stove for the same price.

Already have a chimney? You need 1. Stove 2. Liner 3. Fitting Pack 4. Chimney closure plate (Hardiebacker board from Builder's merchants or galvanised sheet).That's it!
No chimney? Check out our shed kits or let us design your clip-together chimney design - easy peasy.

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).

More info about the company and Julian's team here