The Saltfire ST-X8 – new addition to our range of ultra-clean-burning stoves. This model has been in development for some time and is now on sale. The largest size model of the new ST-X range – the ST-X8 is rated at 8kW output, and approx 81% efficiency. The ST-X8 has a large firebox allowing a greater range of heat output and for larger logs to be burned. Constructed from a precision-welded thick steel body with cast iron door and thermo-refractory fire brick inner linings. Many times cleaner than the required standard for “DEFRA” exemption, it can legally be used anywhere in the UK including the strictest of smoke control zones. Designed with simple, easy to operate user friendly controls. Designed with a large viewing window for amazing views of the fire. The flame pattern with the advanced “after-burner” system is quite unique. The ST-X8 is a multi-fuel stove able to efficiently burn wood logs or smokeless coal – the coal ashes will fall through the grate and into the ash can which easily lifts out when full. The stove is ready to install, no assembly is required and comes complete with high temperature mitt/glove. Finished in black high temperature paint which we source from the USA and with thermo-ceramic clear glass from the industry-leading “Schott” brand in Germany. There is an air-wash system to help keep the glass clearer. The ST-X8 has a 5″(125mm) diameter top and rear flue outlet. Can be used with 5″ diameter flue liner or twinwall flue. Each Saltfire stove undergoes meticulous testing and development to be fully compliant with the relevant European and British Standards. Features
Large viewing window
3-8kW operating range
No delicate complex parts to go wrong
Suitable for use on 12mm hearth
Generous firebox size
Heat output: 8 kW Height: 664mm Width: 515mm Depth: 416mm Approx weight: 120 kg Flue Size: 5″ (125mm)
Internal Firebox Width – 390mm Internal Firebox Depth – 290mm Max Log Size – 14 inch (360mm) Rear to centre of top flue – 120mm Floor to centre of rear flue – 560mm
The Saltfire ST-X8 – new addition to our range of ultra-clean-burning stoves. This model has been in development for some time in our labs and is now on sale.
The largest size model of the new ST-X range – the ST-X8 is rated at 8kW output, and approx 81% efficiency.
Already EcoDesign compliant to meet 2022 ErP requirements. Minimal emmisions.
The ST-X8 has a large firebox allowing a greater range of heat output and for larger logs to be burned.
Constructed from a precision-welded thick steel body with cast iron door and thermo-refractory fire brick inner linings.
Many times cleaner than the required standard for “DEFRA” exemption, it can legally be used anywhere in the UK including the strictest of smoke control zones.
Designed with simple, easy to operate user friendly controls.
A good quality wood-burning stove is said to be able to last 10 – 20 years, with some people even claiming they’ve had the same one for 40+ years! But, we think this is only half the story. Yes, when well-maintained, a log burner can continue to be used for as long as a few decades.
Drolet Escape 1500-I is the combination of everything you would like in an insert wood stove. It has a 65,000 BTU/h heat output. This can heat home with up to 1,800 sq ft area but it’s recommended to be used in 500 sq ft to 1,200 sq ft area. With 78% efficiency, it’s the most efficient wood stove.
The answer is that, even when you are using a multi-fuel stove, you should not burn coal and wood at the same time. While you have the option of burning either fuel on your appliance, this should be done separately and never simultaneously.
Multi-fuel stoves are also called mineral-fuel stoves. They can burn wood, smokeless fuel and coal. The government is going to ban house coal and any fuels that have more than 2% sulphur content, as these are the most polluting.
Typically catalytic or hybrid wood stoves produce the longest burn times. Catalytic stoves and inserts produce long-term stable heat outputs due to their design and the nature of a catalytic combustor.
The average life of a wood-burning stove is 10 to 20 years.
Wood stoves aren’t typically designed to heat an entire house but sized to warm a particular room in a home. However, installing a wood stove in the right location in a home, along with helping to circulate air between rooms, or using a stove boiler, can help to raise temperatures across a whole house.
While coal tends to burn hotter, we know enough about various kinds of wood and how to treat them to create hot-burning, consistent logs from the cultured forests grown. Once it is harvested, the wood is cured to remove excess moisture, which allows it to burn hotter and thereby cleaner
Cardboard in all forms (including pizza, cereal, and shipping boxes) should never be burned in your fireplace. These materials are often treated with wax, plastic, ink, paint, and other materials which can release toxic fumes when burned.
In an extended fire, you load large pieces of wood into your wood-burning stove, tightly packed, so the fire slowly spreads from log to log, extending your burn for 6 to 8 hours or more. You won’t need to reload any time soon. This sort of burn maintains a low, steady heat that can stay burning all night.
Advantages of Multi-Fuel Stoves
1.) Multiple Ways to Generate Heat
As stated previously, the name says it all. Not only can you burn wood logs to generate the heat, but smokeless fuels and eco-friendly solid fuels will also work – as long as they are approved for use in smoke-controlled areas. These stoves are constructed and designed in such a way they allow multiple different fuels to be used without problems.
2.) Easily Removed Debris
Multi-fuel stoves have built-in ash pans located beneath the grate that collects all cinders and ash allowing for easy and safe removal of any debris. This ensures the longevity of the stove by keeping it debris free – allowing the functionality of the stove to be maintained for many years.
3.) Doesn’t Rely on any Power
More than likely one of the most prominent reasons why someone would be attracted to these fireplaces, besides the overall look of the stove, is that they’re not reliant on any external power. So if you find yourself amidst a power cut in the winter, you can keep cosy around a nice, warm fire – powered by something other than electricity .
4.) Reduction in Energy Consumption
One of the prime ways you can save on energy bills is through a multi-fuel stove, which has no other cost attached to it other than the fuel you purchase. With a multi-fuel stove, you can warm up the desired area promptly and efficiently.
5.) Sturdy and Durable Enclosure
It’s safe to say that once you buy a multi-fuel stove, you’ll have it with you for many years. Due to its durable nature, confined by solid steel, it’ll serve you until you feel as though you decide you want a new one.
6.) Overall Look and Feel
Multi Fuel stoves have a retro feel and look about them, which makes them much more desirable. They have been around for decades and are tried and tested. They look the part too.