Stove and Cooker FAQs
The only units available on the market that are currently defined as room sealed models would be balanced flue gas stoves which we no longer manufacture.
If connecting a stove to a conventional chimney system (or an external stainless steel flue), traditionally air for combustion would be provided through an air vent on an outside wall. To allow for the installation of stoves in dwellings that have mechanical ventilation systems fitted (i.e. external air vents are not permitted), we have adapted a number of our solid fuel models to allow for the majority of the combustion air to be supplied directly to the stove by means of an outside air connection at the back of the stove. This is achieved by connection of a 3" pipe to the back of the stove using a non combustible flexible pipe, with the 3" pipe connected to a 4" pipe that is vented to outside on two opposite sides of the house. It is recommended that the 3" pipe rising out of the ground should be positioned at least 12" from the back of the stove .
As the fire door has to be opened to fuel the stove (and on some models the secondary air is taken from the room), a level of air will be taken from the room and hence the stove would not be room sealed. From our experience mechanical ventilation systems are designed to allow for this level of air usage on a stove with an outside air connection but we would always recommend that same is confirmed with the system manufacturer.
Stoves that are outside air ready and a kit can be bought are the: Oisin, Tara room heating and central heating stoves, Erin room heating stove. Lismore room heating and central heating stoves and Reginald central heating stove.
Owing to the fundamental differences between the Brandon condensing and non condensing models, unfortunately it is not possible to upgrade a non condensing model to a condensing version.
The damage on the glass is consistent with sulphur from the fuel reacting with the glass. It is possible that by replacing the glass, it will alleviate this issue but if it doesn't you will need to look at changing the fuel or fuel supplier.