Frequently asked Questions

Do I need a chimney, and if so can I use an existing chimney?

Yes, you will need a chimney for your stove. Existing chimneys that are in good order, (i.e. not cracked or broken) can be used, but the flue pipe/bend must be sealed into the chimney. Should you be in any doubt about your chimney please have it checked by a qualified expert.

Is the flue outlet through the top or back of the stove?

The Blacksmith Anvil, Bellows, Forge and Farrier Stoves come complete with the option of top or back flue outlet. The Artisan and Furnace have top outlet only.

What fuels can I use in my stove?

All commercially available solid fuels are suitable for use with Blacksmith Stoves. These include coal, anthracite, turf, wood and peat briquettes.

Do I need a plumber to install my stove?

For boiler stoves we recommend that a qualified plumber be used for installation. Non-boiler stoves should be fitted by a knowledgeable and competent person. If you are unsure about any aspect of your stove installation please contact your dealer for advice.

How do I keep my glass clean?

The glass should remain clear when your stove is using good quality fuel and burning efficiently. If the glass blackens when the stove is being lit or during slow burning it can be cleaned by getting a good hot fire in the fire bed. You may wish to use a soft non-abrasive cloth with some warm water and soap to clean the glass but ensure that you only clean the glass when the stove is cold.

Can I operate a boiler stove with my current oil/gas central heating?

Yes, stoves can be used as part of a dual heating system. A stove should only be installed in a dual system by a fully qualified and experienced plumber.

Can I install my boiler stove into a closed/pressurised heating system?

No, solid fuel stoves must have a vent to atmosphere that cannot be closed or obstructed.

Can I install my boiler stove in a heating system with a direct cylinder?

Most stoves have a mild steel boiler and these cannot be installed into system with a direct heating cylinder. Blacksmith Stoves make a model of the Anvil DHW that has a stainless steel boiler, this can be used with a direct heating cylinder. Please ask you dealer or contact us directly for details of this model.

Can I control the rate of burning?

Yes, by reducing the air supply to your stove you can slow the rate of burning giving you the heat you need to remain comfortable without over burning your fuel. Details of this are contained in your stoves operating manual.

Do I need a flue spigot (flue collar) with my stove?

The Anvil and Furnace stoves are supplied with a flue spigot which can be bolted to the top or back of the Anvil, depending on your installation preference and the top of the Furnace. The Bellows, Forge and Farrier stoves do not require a flue spigot as the flue pipe fits directly into the outlet which is built into the stove shell.

What is overnight burning and can I do it with a Blacksmith Stove?

Overnight burning allows you to leave your stove burn gently through the night. This enables you to have a warm cosy room when you awake. Overnight burning is a feature of all Blacksmith stoves. Details of overnight burning are contained in your stove’s operating manual.

Do I need an electricity supply?

Boiler stoves need a pump to circulate hot water throughout your heating system and therefore the pump needed for this function must have an electricity supply. Should you choose a non-boiler stove you do not require an electricity supply.

Can I operate my stove with the doors open?

Solid fuel stoves are not designed to be operated with the doors open. Therefore it is not recommended that you ever operate the stove with the doors open, even if you are using a fireguard for protection.

Are spare parts available?

Yes, a full range of spare parts are available from Blacksmith Stoves. We recommend that you only use genuine Blacksmith replacement parts on your stove.