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FAQs

Whichever Hunter stove you choose, you have a number of options to make it perfect for your interior. Talk to your supplier about the choices available on each stove. Here’s an overview of the possibilities.

FINISHES

Every stove is built in 5mm steel, but you can choose the finish you’d like. Top image, L-R MIDNIGHT (matt black), FOREST GREEN (subtle green with metallic tint), and CLOUTDY BLUE (grey-blue with metallic tint).

SINGLE OR DOUBLE DOOR?

The larger models are available with a single door or double door. While the single door option provides a better viewing window, the double door gives a traditional appearance. Double doors also come with removable window crosses.

SINGLE OR DOUBLE SIDED?

The Hawk 4, Herald 6, Herald 8 and Herald 14 can be built as double sided stoves, which mean both sides have doors. You can opt to have these in a double depth, too, so the fuel bed is larger.

Optional flue gather box, for rear flue installations and limited space installations.

CANOPY

Most models have a matching canopy which you can choose to add to your purchase. The Inglennook has a unique canopy which enhances its cottage-style look.

• Flat top, low canopy or high canopy models (Herald 4, Herald 6, Herald 8 and Herald 14).

• Flat top, clip-on low canopy (Herald 80B).

• Unique Inglenook canopy (Inglenook only)

• Single or double depth, double sided models (Hawk 4, Herald 6, Herald 8 и Herald 14).

• Wraparound boiler option (Herald 8, Herald 14 and Herald 80В).

• Clip-in boiler option (Herald 6 only)

• Woodburning only option

• Single or double doors

• Traditional or contemporary “D” door (Hawk only)

• Flue damper

• Spark guard (double door only)

• Variable leg length

• MIDNIGHT finish with opitional, FOREST GREEN or CLOUTDY BLUE

• A single brass door knob or set of brass door knobs.

• Thermostat for central heating units.

HOW DO I GET MY NEW STOVE INSTALLED?

Installation must be carried out by a Hetas-approved or similarly qualified engineer and must be in accordance with Building Regulations. To investigate the suitability of your chimney, contact your local dealer, who will be pleased to arrange a site visit. This is very important, because the condition of your chimney will determine how well your stove performs; a poor chimney system will affect its efficiency. Any existing flue must be swept and inspected before installation of the stove. All multi-fuel/wood burners must be installed in a class 1 chimney.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A CHIMNEY?

There are many different flue systems available. Please contact your local dealer/ flue installer, who will be able to give you personal advice

CAN I CONNECT TWO STOVES TO ONE FLUE SYSTEM?

No. All Hunter Stoves must be individually flued.

MY STOVE HAS A 6” FLUE COLLAR; CAN I INSTALL IT ON A 5” FLUE?

No. The internal diameter of the flue must be no smaller than the appliance flue collar for its entire length.

DOES MY CHIMNEY NEED LINING?

This is to be decided by your qualified Engineer.

DO I NEED AN AIR BRICK?

Yes if the output is above 5 kW.

WHAT TYPE OF FUEL CAN I USE?

The quality of fuel will dictate the performance of your Hunter Stove.

WOODBURNING:

Burn only dry, well seasoned wood. For best results, use dry wood, with a moisture content of less than 20%, which has been cut, split and stacked for at least 12 months. This is advertised as ‘seasoned’ wood. Burning wet or unseasoned wood will create tar deposits in the stove and chimney and won’t produce a satisfactory heat output. Wood burns best on a bed of ash and it is therefore only necessary to remove surplus ash from the stove occasionally.

PEAT:

Only to be used in turf or brick form, but the moisture content must be very low.

SOLID FUEL BURNING:

Anthracite is an approved natural smokeless fuel (not processed) but can vary greatly in quality and performance. It generally requires excellent air supply to maintain maximum performance and with experience we would suggest that it is used in conjunction with other approved manufactured smokeless fuels as per the HETAS approved list.

Please vist www.hetas.co.uk for an up to date list of approved Manufactured Smokeless Fuels suitable for closed appliances. Only authorised smokeless fuels may be used in smoke control areas

Warning! – Petroleum coke fuels or household waste must not be burnt on our appliances. Should any difficulties arise over fuel quality or suitability, consult your approved coal merchant or the Solid Fuel Advisory Service – Telephone 0845 6014406.

CAN I BURN WOOD ON MY MULTI-FUEL GRATE?

Yes. All Hunter multi-fuel appliances are capable of burning wood

CAN I SWEEP MY CHIMNEY THROUGH THE STOVE?

Yes – it is possible to sweep the chimney through the stove, if a damper is not fitted. A clip-in boiler installation should have an additional means of access to the flue system to allow cleaning – usually a soot door in the first length of flue pipe.

CAN I RUN MY BOILER STOVE DISCONNECTED?

No. The stove should not be fired with the boiler disconnected or empty, as this could cause serious damage to the appliance.

HOW MUCH SPACE WILL MY STOVE NEED?

All our units require a clearance of 150mm (6”) on either side, and 50mm (2”) clear at the back. The hearth should extend 300mm (12”) in front of the appliance (From the door opening). All of these clearance specifications are for non combustible materials.

SPARK GUARDS

Our multi-fuel stoves have been tested and CE certified by an approved independent testing facility, to the current CE legislation. In addition to this all of our stoves exceed the minimum efficiency requirements as set out by the English & Welsh Building Regulations part L. In order to achieve this, all of our stoves are tested as closed appliances and therefore must be documented accordingly. Some customers choose to run appliances with the doors open. In doing this they accept that the operating characteristics of the stove might change. This is a personal choice and it is the reason that we supply Spark Guards, as an option. If our stoves are run with the doors open then the operation of the flue, ventilation to the room and the quality of the fuel will need to be very good, in order to prevent smoke spillage into the room. Not all installations will be able to achieve this.

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