What is a multifuel stove? And other terminology explained…

what is a multifuel stove

Multifuel stove: A stove that can burn wood and coal/smokeless fuel. Will have a grate and ashpan.

Wood burning stove: A stove that can burn wood only. Will NOT have a grate or ashpan. Some “wood stoves” can be upgraded to multifuel with a kit, but others cannot.

316 grade (used to manufacture chimney liner): A grade of stainless steel, typically carries a 15 year guarantee.

904 grade (used to manufacture chimney liner): A grade of stainless steel, typically carries a 30 year guarantee.

5”/6”/125mm/150mm: Most modern stoves connect to a 5″ tor 6″ pipe that carries away the smoke. 5″ may be referred to as 125mm and 6″ may be referred to as 150 or 152mm.

Air vent: Stoves may require a vent in the room to allow air into the room to replace air use by the stove. See here: http://www.stovefittersmanual.co.uk/articles/do-i-need-an-air-vent-for-a-wood-burning-stove/

Building Control: It is a legal obligation that a stove should be signed off by your local council (Building Control Department) or an organisation such as Hetas (see “Hetas”). See here:http://www.stovefittersmanual.co.uk/articles/building-regulations-for-wood-burning-stoves/

Building Regulations: Legally binding regulations for the building industry. For stoves we generally refer to Document J which can be found here (PDF file): http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADJ_2010.pdfCarbon monoxide
See also “Building Control”.

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