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Multi fuel stoves

Hi all looking at a multi fuel stove for my new build can anyone recommend a stove that does not coke up the glass or what features I should look for to help prevent this .
thanks Tom

Asked by: Tom Grocott  | 10.28am, Sunday 16 October

WW says:

Nice clear glass does make having a stove on a boat a joy, but can be tricky. The key feature to look for is a top air control, which is often called air wash. This directs combustion air over the glass and helps to keep it clean but the most important item is dry fuel and a good draught up the chimney.
Damp wood does not burn readily, giving off lots of smoke and leaving tarry deposits in the flue, keeping solid fuel dry also helps the fire to burn cleanly and more efficiently as any water must be evaporated which takes heat from the fire.
When boating a short stubby chimney avoids problems with bridges, but replacing it with a longer chimney when moored up will improve the draught which will make the stove work better and help keep the glass clean.
Loading the fire up and then immediately shutting it down to burn slowly overnight will often result in sooty glass on some stoves, but dry smokeless fuel should help. Getting the stove nice and hot will burn off any sooty deposits that have appeared while it has been "ticking over" for a while.

Rupert Smedley  | 10.52AM, Monday 17 October

Readers say:

If it gets dirty, halogen hob cleaner is brilliant for getting it clean again - and much cheaper than the product sold specifically to do the job!

Steve Goodsell  | 5.09PM, Tuesday 18 October

Also excellent for cleaning is a dampened piece of kitchen roll dipped in the cold ash of the fire.

Ian Hawkes  | 5.21PM, Tuesday 18 October

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