Posts Tagged ‘Solid Fuel Stoves’

May 4th, 2011

The New Waterford Stanley Cara Stove

Stanley Cara Stove

The Stanley Cara Stove

The Cara Insert Stove from Waterford Stanley is the ideal home heating solution for those who want the warmth and efficiency of a cast iron stove with all the benefits of an open fire. The Stanley Cara Stove takes up minimal hearth space meaning minimal intrusion in your  room. The Stanley Cara is the perfect solution for where space is at a premium.

The Stanley Cara Insert Stove is the latest Solid Fuel Stove to be launched by Waterford Stanley and is available in Matt Black, Enamel Black and Majolica Brown. The Stanley Cara has proved hugely successful since its launch and it is currently the fastest selling Stove in Ireland. Indeed, Waterford Stanley have extended the range to include a Cara Stove With A Back Boiler which will support up to 4 standard radiators in addition to heating the room it is situated in.

Stanley Cara FAQ’s

Waterford Stanley Cara Stove

Can I fit the Stanley Cara Insert Stove into a standard fireplace?

Yes, the Stanley Cara fits into both a standard 16” and 18” wide grate x 22”or 23” high hearth. The Cara Insert Stove requires a minimum depth of 380mm (15”) to fit.

What room size can the Stanley Cara Insert stove heat?

The output of the Stanley Cara Insert stove is 4.9kW, this will heat a standard room with a 9′ ceiling and an area of 18′ x 18′ with standard insulation.

How efficient is the Stanley Cara?

A standard open fire loses between 70% and 80% of their heat up the chimney, where as the Waterford Stanley Cara Stove retains as much as 76% of heat in the room, saving you fuel and money as fuel is burned more efficiently it also benefits the environment. we estimate that you burn up to 60% less fuel in a year compared to an open fire.

What fuels can the Stanley Cara burn?

The Cara Insert stove is a Multi-Fuel Stove meaning it will burn Wood, Peat Briquettes, Bog Peat and Coal. Do not use fuels with a Petro-coke ingredient as this may cause the grate to overheat, causing damage.

Are there other advantages over an open fire?

Installing a Stanley Cara Insert Stove will seal your room preventing draughts coming down your chimney, this in turn will in turn improve your homes BER (Building Energy Rating) by as much as 10% should you decide to sell it. As The Cara is more efficient, you will  save as much as 60% of your current fuel usage each year (open fire). The Stanley Cara also offers a stunning focal point in any room and is much easier to clean and light than a standard open fireplace.

Do I need to flue my chimney if I install the Cara?

Yes, the Cara comes standard with a stainless steel flue adapter and a 12” length of rigid pipe (worth up to around £90) which will flue your Stove directly up your chimney.

Do I need to line my chimney before installing the Cara?

This will depend upon the quality of your chimney. If your chimney is relatively new or in good condition there shouldn’t be a requirement to do so. However, if you have concerns about cracks it is recommended that a flue liner with a diameter of 125mm be used to line the chimney, the liner should be approved for use with Solid Fuel Stoves.

The Stanley Cara At Dalzells

The Waterford Stanley Cara is on show and in stock at Dalzell’s of Markethill, what’s more it’s available to view and purchase online. Why not browse our range of Stanley Cara Stoves below or Download The Stanley Cara Stove Brochure by ‘Clicking Here’

What To Do Now…

If your shopping for a stove or you would appreciate some further expert advice why not Visit Us in-store today at Dalzell’s of Markethill, your local Multi-Fuel Stoves Retailer in Northern Ireland. We’re conveniently situated on the main road between Armagh and Newry, just 1 Hour from Dublin and 45 Minutes from Belfast.  Or alternatively you can Contact Us by email and/or call us for the Best DealUnbeatable Service and Free Delivery of any new Stove or any other appliance your home may require anywhere in Northern Ireland and Counties Louth, Monaghan & Dublin in Ireland (competitive delivery rates across the rest of the UK and Ireland).

If you wish to read more about Multi-Fuel Stoves or the Stanley Stoves brand before getting in contact with us why not consider visiting our Solid Fuel Stove Buyers Guide or our previous blog article, Multi Fuel Stoves – Top Ten Tips

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May 3rd, 2011

How To Light A Multi-Fuel Stove

How To Light A Multi-Fuel Stove

Lighting A Multi-Fuel Stove

Lighting a Multi-Fuel Stove is a skill which can be easily and quickly picked up with our simple to follow steps below. It’s important to remember that with a Multi-Fuel Stove you are aiming for a strong GLOW and not a  flame. We hope you find it helpful.

1. Before lighting the stove, ensure that any build-up in the firebox has been removed and that the ashpan has been emptied.

2. On stoves with spin valves (this includes the Stanley Oisin, Oscar, Fionn and Tara), open the spin valve by turning it anti-clockwise.

3. Arange a few sheets of loosely crumpled balls of newspaper in the centre of your grate.

4. Place a few small sticks, kindling or an approved firelighter on top of your crumpled leaving plenty of space between for the air to circulate.

5. Ignite the paper in several places with a match or lighter and close the door.

6. When the fire is well established add fuel to the firebox, but do not overload. Stoves with a spin valve should be adjusted to the required setting.

7. Never allow the ashpan to overfill, doing so will result in the grate burning out prematurely (leaving a small amount of ash in the firebox is desirable though and can aid the lighting process).

8. Waste ash should be placed securely in a metal container with a tight fitting lid. The closed container of ashes should in turn be placed on a non-combustible floor and well away from all combustible materials while awaiting final disposal (we recommend the Stanley Ashmaster).

N.b. Never ever use flammable liquids such as petrol or paraffin to start or freshen the fire in a stove

Cresote/Tar Formation And The Need For Removal

When some solid fuels with a high moisture content are burned slowly they produce tar and other organic vapours which when combined form creosote. These creosote vapours usually condense as residue in the relative cool of the stoves chimney flue. Creosote,  when ignited produces an extremely hot fire and can pose a danger. As such you should ensure that your stoves flue and chimney is professionally cleaned twice a year.

Important Fire Safety Points

To provide reasonable fire safety all homes with and without a Multi-Fuel Stove should give serious consideration to the following:

1. Install and maintain smoke detectors

2. Purchase a small class ‘A’ fire extinguisher

3. Prepare a practical evacuation plan an discuss it with your family

4. Form a plan to deal with a chimney fire, as follows:

  • - Call 999 for the emergency services
  • - Close all openings to the stove if safe to do so
  • - Evacuate your home or premises ensuring everyone is accounted for
  • - While awaiting the emergency services watch for any further ignition from escaping sparks or embers from your chimney

What To Do Now…

If your shopping for a stove or you would appreciate some further expert advice why not Visit Us in-store today at Dalzell’s of Markethill, your local Multi-Fuel Stoves Retailer in Northern Ireland where you can view a range of exclusive stoves from brands like Stanley Stoves. We’re conveniently situated on the main road between Armagh and Newry, just 1 Hour from Dublin and 45 Minutes from Belfast.  Or alternatively you can Contact Us by email and/or call us for the Best DealUnbeatable Service and Free Delivery of any new Stove or any other appliance your home may require anywhere in Northern Ireland and Counties Louth, Monaghan & Dublin in Ireland (competitive delivery rates across the rest of the UK and Ireland).

If you wish to read further on Multi Fuel Stoves before getting in contact with us why not consider visiting our Solid Fuel Stove Buyers Guide or our previous blog article, Multi Fuel Stoves – Top Ten Tips

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May 3rd, 2011

Multi-Fuel Stoves – Top Ten Tips!

Multi-Fuel Stove Advice

Shopping For A Multi-Fuel Stove?

Multi-Fuel Stoves are more popular than ever as the price of oil, gas and electricity continues to grow. Indeed, a Stove today is Cheaper Than an Oil Fill at only £299!

Operating a Stove, although simple, can though be a little daunting at the start and as such we have provided our Top Ten Tips when operating a Multi-Fuel Stove. With proper care and attention your stove will last for many many years, we hope you find this useful!

Our Top Ten Tips!

1. Before installing your new solid fuel stove, ensure your chimney/flue has been professionally inspected and that any cleaning or repair work has fully carried out.
2. Choose a stylish matching  connecting flue pipe to complement your new stoves good looks, stove flues are available in matt black and a range of enameled finishes.
3. If you are considering burning turf or wood in your new stove ensure you have a plentiful, local supply, and that it is fully dry for maximum efficiency.  Fuels with a high moisture content can result in a build up of tar in both the Stove and chimney.

Solid Fuel – CALORIFIC VALUES
Anthracite 25-50mm C.V. – 8.2kW/Kg 14,000 BTUs/lb
House Coal 25-75mm C.V. – 7.2kW/Kg 12,000 BTUs/lb
Timber (firebox size) C.V. – 5.0kW/Kg 8,600 BTUs/lb
Peat Briquettes C.V. – 4.8kW/Kg 8,300 BTUs/lb
Bog Peat C.V. – 3.4kW/Kg 6,000 BTUs/lb

4. Clean the flue-way of the stove weekly and ensure that there are no blockages.
5. When placing fresh fuel into your stoves firebox, riddle fully to remove all the ashes.  Riddling will allow for a better and cleaner burn.
6. Avoid allowing a build up of ashes in the ash pan, doing so will result in the grate burning out prematurely.
7. Allow adequate air ventilation to ensure plenty of air for combustion.
8. Try to avoid burning rubbish and household plastic.
9. Have your chimney professionally cleaned at least twice a year.
10. Observe the manufacturers clearance guidelines to combustible materials when installing your Stove.

What To Do Now…

If your shopping for a stove or you would appreciate some expert advice why not Visit Us in-store today at Dalzell’s of Markethill, your local Multi-Fuel Stoves Retailer in Northern Ireland where you can view a wide range of exclusive brands including Stanley Stoves. We’re conveniently situated on the main road between Armagh and Newry, just 1 Hour from Dublin and 45 Minutes from Belfast.  Or alternatively you can Contact Us by email and/or call us for the Best DealUnbeatable Service and Free Delivery of any new Stove or any other appliance your home may require anywhere in Northern Ireland (from Belfast and Newry to Londonderry and Enniskillen!) and Counties Louth, Monaghan & Dublin in Ireland (competitive delivery rates across the rest of the UK and Ireland).

If you wish to further examine the benefits of Multi-Fuel Stoves before contacting us you can visit our helpful Stoves Buyers Guide.

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March 24th, 2011

Multi-Fuel and Wood Burning Stoves Retailer N.I.

Multi Fuel Stoves Retailer Belfast Northern Ireland

Solid Fuel Stoves At Dalzells!

Something you may not know, we sell Stoves! About 10 Years ago customers began asking us whether we sold Solid Fuel Stoves, we didn’t, but we thought – Why not? We already dealt with most of the major Stove manufacturers as Ireland’s largest stockist of Range Cookers and we already sold Electric and Gas Fires; fuel prices were beginning to rise and we were all begining to think seriously about our environment… So we did!

Today at Dalzell’s of Markethill we boast a dedicated Stove Showroom with more 40 Multi-Fuel and Wood Burning Stoves on show and keep more than 100 hundred in stock! What’s more, as the largest dealer for many of these brands in Ireland through our brands Stoves and Range Cookers business we’re able to offer our customers the Best Deals Every-time. What’s more their now available to buy online!

Our portfolio of Solid Fuel Stove brands as grown significantly over the years and now includes: Evergreen Stoves, Stanley Stoves, Yeoman Stoves, Broseley Stoves, Dovre Stoves, Hunter Stoves, Mulberry Stoves and Dimplex. Most recently we’ve added Stovax, Pevex, Olymberyl, Bosca and Romotop.

Multi-Fuel Stoves

Multi-Fuel Stove Retailer Northern Ireland

Multi-Fuel Stoves are a superbly stylish and economical way to bring the warmth of a living flame into todays modern home. Today’s Multi-Fuel Stoves benefit from the latest advances in technology for exceptional efficiency and have been sympathetically redesigned so as to retain the heritage of their past and yet embrace current trends in home decor.  Available in a range of sizes, styles and colours there’s truly a Multi-Fuel Stove to suit every home.

Efficiency

A traditional open fire in the home is only around 20% efficient as most of the heat produced from burning is lost straight up the chimney. By comparison, a cast iron multi-fuel Stove can be up to 80% efficient! You may be asking, what does this actually mean for me? In fuel terms, you’ll use up to 60% less fuel in a  stove and you’ll also derive more heat from what you do burn.  This’ll mean Saving money, fuel and staying warmer.

What’s more, with oil, gas and electricity prices seemingly in an ever upward spiral a Multi-Fuel Stove easily returns it’s investment and adds real value to your home should you decide to sell. Multi-Fuel Stoves certainly aren’t fussy as to what they burn with wood, coal, peat briquettes or smokeless fuel being acceptable and readily available, you could even pick some fuel up when out for an afternoon walk!

Environmentally Clean

As you burn less fuel with a multi-fuel stove to get more heat you’ll also be saving on CO2 emissions, modern stoves also allow you to regulate how quickly your fuel is burned. What’s more, wood is a sustainable and Carbon neutral source of fuel.

Why not check-out some of our most popular Multi-Fuel Stoves below? Visit or call us at Dalzells for further details and to view our full and ever changing range:

Multi-Fuel Stoves With Back Boiler

Multi Fuel Stoves With Back Boiler Retailer Dublin Ireland

Multi-Fuel Stoves with a Back Boiler are designed not simply to heat the room their situated in but your entire Central Heating System, form your Radiators to your Hot Water Tank.  As oil, gas and electricity prices have continued to climb and with the increasing realisation that they will only continue to do so Multi-Fuel Stoves with a Back Boiler are superbly economical, clean and sustainable way to heat your entire home.

Multi-Fuel Stoves with a Back Boiler can also be fueled with wood, coal, peat briquettes or smokeless fuels, many people though are increasingly using high density wood pellets. These are both cheap and environmentally friendly as they are generally formed from compacted sawdust, a byproduct of saw milling and other wood transformation activities. Their low humidity content, less than 10%, allows them to be burned with a exceptional efficiency.

Why not check-out some of our most popular Multi-Fuel Stoves with Back Boilers below? Visit or call us at Dalzells for further details and to view our full and ever changing range:

Wood Burning Stoves

Wood Burning Stoves Retailer Belfast Northern Ireland

Wood Burning Stoves come in many shapes, styles and colours from traditional Cast Iron Wood Burning Stoves to Contemporary Wood Burning Stoves which use Glass, Ceramics and Sheet Metal, all of which are available at Dalzells.

Wood Burning Stoves share many of the features of Multi-Fuel Stoves, typically though they feature a larger view of the fires flame making it a attractive focal point in any room. Easily maintained and cleaned through removal of a convenient Ash Pan and like all our stoves your view of the view is maintained through a clever ‘Airwash System’.

Why not check-out some of our most popular Wood Burning Stoves below? Visit or call us at Dalzells for further details and to view our full and ever changing range:

What To Do Now…

To view our full and ever changing range of Solid Fuel Stoves feel free to Visit Us in-store today at Dalzell’s of Markethill for expert advice and a full demonstration. We’re conveniently situated on the main road between Armagh and Newry.  Or Contact Us by email and/or call us for the Best Deal, Unbeatable Service and Free Delivery of your new Multi-Fuel or Wood Burning Stove anywhere in Northern Ireland (from Belfast and Lisburn to Londonderry!) and Counties Louth, Monaghan & Dublin in Ireland (Competitive rates across the rest of the UK or Ireland).

If you you’d like to learn a little more about Solid Fuel Stoves before you get in contact with us why not check out our helpful Stoves Buyers Guide.

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