The so-called panoramic glazing (in the form of a bay window) of the fireplace stove allows you to admire the play of the flame from almost anywhere in the room
The air necessary for combustion enters the firebox of the fireplace stove in two ways: through a special pipe at the rear wall and from the top in front- above the glass door Despite their relatively small size (62
So-called ceramic ovens, whose beautiful outer shell is entirely made of ceramic Special device Multifuoco System from
Fireplace stove Camina200 is equipped with an independent air supply system and a fan The Mega-Elegans fireplace stove from MAX BLANK can be rotated around a vertical axis Of course, fireplace stoves with a pedestal look impressive, but they are much more expensive than usual ones. In model MO1MF from
Fireplace stoves with a heat exchanger allow you to create a full-fledged heating system in the country
Installing a heat exchanger does not increase the dimensions of the fireplace stove
Hot bar-shelf above the fireplace insert
In some models, the hot bar has a door Fireplace Louvre 7
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Most expensive option- the body of the fireplace stove is completely covered with soapstone Fireplace LaCadette from GODIN is not big in plan (97
Compact fireplace stoves are not equipped with any systems that allow distributing heated air to other rooms. You will have to solve this problem on your own, using, for example, fans and air pipes.
ATAccording to the method of installation, fireplace stoves are divided into three groups. The first two groups are the same as the classic models: frontal (wall) and corner. ATIn the latter case, they can have both triangular and quadrangular (in terms of) body shape and be equipped with both one and two doors. Third group- fireplace stoves of round, oval, hexagonal and any other (in terms of) shape, which can be installed even in the middle of the room, making them, so to speak, the “core” of its design.
Manufacturers. Both domestic and foreign companies are engaged in the production of compact stoves-fireplaces. In appearance and cost, domestic products differ markedly from foreign ones: ours are simpler and cheaper, imported ones are prettier, but more expensive.
Of the domestic manufacturers, the most famous are PROKK ENERGOTEKS (offering two models) and META (seven models). Not so long ago, “ZAVOD FEHRINGER and Co.
These fireplaces came to us from Europe quite recently and have not yet aroused much interest among the European buyer. However, in Europe the demand for them is great, as, indeed, for pellet boilers operating on wood-shaving pellets or pellets (more on this type of fuel- see the review article “Granulated Heat”).
Pellet fireplace- this is, in principle, the same calorific stove-fireplace, only working on a slightly different type of fuel than wood- pellets. They are loaded into a special container inside the fireplace and fed into the furnace automatically, using a screw conveyor, which makes it possible to control the combustion process and change the heat output. The dimensions of the device with placement inside its fuel storage bunker practically do not change- it remains small and compact.
There are several advantages of such fireplaces over wood-burning ones. Firstly, pellets have a higher calorific value than firewood (there is no moisture in them). Secondly, the dense structure of the pellets significantly reduces the size of the storage for them. Packed in paper bags, clean and protected from external influences, the pellets can be stored in a garage, closet and even in living quarters. Thirdly, combustion control is entrusted to the microprocessor- it constantly optimizes the process by supplying a strictly metered amount of air into the chamber. Finally, fourthly, in the event of an emergency, the processor stops the fuel supply, and the flame goes out in a matter of minutes.
ATin general, you just have to load fuel into the chamber in time and set the unit to the desired power level (adjustable remotely). It will do everything else for you and will automatically continue to work for about 72h- so much one bag of pellets is enough. Pellet fireplaces also have disadvantages. Firstly, in EU, the domestic market for pellet fuel has not been formed. Secondly, you will not admire the play of flame in such a fireplace: pellets burn in a very peculiar way. Alas!
In the European market, this class of fireplaces is offered by companies
Design and styles
It is worth dwelling on the methods of finishing compact devices in more detail. It is clear that the body of the fireplace stove without finishing resembles an unsightly metal cabinet. The easiest way to give it a “decent” look- cover with heat-resistant paint (black, dark gray, less often- metallic silver) and complement with shiny handles. This is the way many manufacturers go. Received Style- something between high tech and post-constructivism.
Another variant- in addition to painting, equip the fireplace with various inserts made of ceramic, natural (marble, granite, soapstone or soapstone magnesite) and artificial stone. These details not only decorate the product, but also play the role of heat accumulators: first they accumulate heat, then slowly release it. Of course, the more inserts, the more expensive the fireplace. The most expensive inserts are made of talc chloride and talcomagnesite. Style- between post-constructivism and modernity.
Option three: the entire body is covered with ceramics or natural stone. Expensive (
A round ceramic fireplace stove can be installed even in the center of the heated room
Manufacturers “sculpt” the image of the fireplace not only due to the finish, but also with the help of plastic form. Imagine a round or rectangular pipe from floor to ceiling, into which a fireplace stove has been “cut” at about a third of the height. The lower part of the pipe rests on a plate of a rather large area and serves as a stand for the heating device itself. ATin the upper part there is a chimney and channels through which warm air rises (in these designs it heats up not only inside the case, but also thanks to the hot chimney). Such fireplaces are supplied to us by companies
Quite interesting look stoves-fireplaces, having cylindrical shape. They are usually equipped with a semicircular protective glass that rises up. ATexamples include Aura by SPARTERM (Germany) or Marmorkamin by HARK. There are also quite original rectangular and polygonal (in terms of) floor-to-ceiling stove-fireplaces, equipped with a panoramic firebox. Similar products are offered by CAMINA and NIBE (Sweden), GODIN and some others.
Models with a “pedestal”. These are the same compact fireplace stoves, but installed on a specially made podium with shelves and other attributes typical of a classic fireplace. Such “pedestals” are made of lightweight concrete (a stand for the stove itself), colored ceramics or even wood and imitate the old rustic style. Similar products are offered by HARK (models 34S.47K.52K, from
When choosing a fireplace with a pedestal, consider the following considerations. Firstly, such a device may not fit into the existing interior of the dacha and will “drag” behind it (like a steam locomotive wagons) home repairs and the acquisition of new furnishings. Secondly, a beautiful pedestal- the thing is quite expensive, its cost can easily exceed
Here, perhaps, are all the options for a country fireplace that we wanted to talk about in this review. But we do not close the topic- ahead of the conversation about the “classic” fireplace. ATin general, to be continued.
The editors would like to thank the firms LOKI, DAK HALL, SALON FIREPLACES ON LENINSKY for their help in preparing the material.