The formula to work this out is volume of room space divided by 14, however as solid fuel heating is not an exact science, please use this formula only as a guide and then choose the model appearance which suits you room
Can I install a Champion stove myself?
Yes you can if you are a competent person however in England and Wales your installation must be signed off by either Building control or a Heatas approved engineer (this signing off is not yet required in Scotland).
What can I burn on my Champion Stove?
Just about anything so long as it is dry, the drier the better, you get a cleaner burn and less soot build up if your fuel is dry. All Champion stoves are multifuel so will burn wood or coal based products however there are a few fuels with very high bitumen content and these should be avoided to prolong the life of the grate.
Do Champion stoves have ash pans?
Yes all Champion stoves include an ash pan and ash pan tool.
Do I need a Chimney to be able to have a Champion stove installed?
No, a chimney is not always required, so long as you have an outside wall where twin wall flue can be used in place of a chimney.
When I buy a Champion stove what else do I need?
If you have a chimney and it does not leak (in to another room or roof space) only a flue pipe to connect the stove to the chimney and a register plate to locate the flue in the chimney and stop your hot air being drawn up the chimney (register plates can be made by your local blacksmith). If your chimney does leak then a flue liner would need to be fitted, if no chimney then see above.
Does my Chimney need lining
Only if it leaks in to another room or roof space or if a gas flue is currently installed as gas flues are not compatible with solid fuel.
Why buy a Champion stove?
All of our stoves are made to the very highest quality standards and are all hand finished, furthermore our stoves are all cast iron including the fire bricks to ensure a uniform expansion of all parts of the stove, some manufacturers mix cast iron with steel which can expand at different speeds and cause twisting of panels, some use concrete fire bricks which can easily break apart.
Are parts available in the UK?
Yes all parts for all Champion stoves are stocked in the UK, however, very few are ever required, our comprehensive guarantee covers the stove casing for 10 years and all other parts except glass for 2 years.
Frequently asked Questions and Answers after installation
How do I sweep the chimney?
It is best and only slightly more expensive to fit a flue pipe with a soot door included so you can clean the flue without having to remove the baffle plate from inside the stove.
I have a stove and it smokes in the room?
This is usually caused by one of three things:-
1. Trying to burn wood which is not completely dry.
2. Insufficient draught up the chimney or flue pipe, please ask your installer to perform a draught test.
3. Insufficient combustion air in the room where the stove is installed, try opening a door or window and see if this solves the problem.
I have a stove and it does not produce any heat?
This is usually caused by too much draught up the chimney or flue, check that the seals on the stove door and glass are in good order then fit a draught stabilizer in your flue pipe.
I have a stove and the door glass does not stay clean?
Try opening the top airwash vents, if this does not work then it is normally the wood that is not dry enough.
I have installed my stove and after a few minutes it smokes and smells funny?
This is quite normal during the curing process when the stove is used for the first few times. All of the stress in the cast iron plate will be removed and when the stove gets to 190-200 degrees the paint will bond to the cast iron and it is this bonding which causes the smoke and smell, it will not last very long but it is most important to close all vents on the stove when this smoking starts to allow the paint to bond fully, this bonding process should be performed at least 3 times to ensure a correct bond. Please do not continue to let the stove increase in heat until this bonding process has occurred as the paint will then not be bonded and will start to flake off. If this happens the paint needs to be re-applied and then cured again.