TILED STOVE FAQs

Is there anything you are wondering about? Below are answers to some of the common questions we usually get.

WARRANTY

1 year on the tile cladding, 3 years on the cassette and 5 years on the frame.

Of course.

1 year on the tile cladding, 3 years on the cassette and 5 years on the frame.

SWEEPING AND CLEANING

With a wet paper towel dipped in the ashes.

Properly fired with the right adapted draught, there is no risk, thanks to the smart air flushing.

With a damp cloth and gentle detergent when the stove is cold.

The tiles are high-fired, at over 1,000°C, which means that they are not affected by the heat from the stove.

Before the stove can be put into service, it must be pressure tested and approved by the chimney sweep. If any leakage is found, contact the dealer who will rectify the fault.

The approved local chimney sweep master.

Yes, but this should be avoided.

If it is used as a primary heat source, i.e., if you use more than 1 m³/year, the chimney sweep must come annually, otherwise once every three years will be enough. Please control with a local professional.

FUNCTION, BENEFITS AND PLACEMENT

The fan is designed to quickly spread the heat in the room. The large mass of the tiled stove means that it takes a relatively long time for the furnace to get hot. The fan blows cool air through ducts in the fireplace insert and quickly spreads the heated air in the room.

Because a well-insulated newly built house cannot benefit from the rapid heat a wood-burning stove produces and a sauna effect is achieved. A newly built house requires approximately 2 kW per hour. A heated tile stove provides an average of 2 kW/hour throughout the day.

Thanks to the heat-storing material, the high weight, the ingenious duct system and the efficient cassette.

Yes, because they weigh the same, have the same efficient combustion technology and are made of the same material.

Nicer warmth, a more efficient fireplace and a beautiful “feel good” piece of furniture.

  • Less wood consumption
  • Better economy
  • Better environmental values

A wood-burning stove provides about 5-7 kW when the fire is burning, and it cools down very quickly, which means that you get a “sauna effect”, i.e., too much heat for too short a time for the house and people to be able to absorb the heat. A fireplace that produces 2.5 kW/hour is optimal from an energy and comfort perspective: Higher than this is perceived as too hot. A properly fired tiled stove provides approximately 2kW/hour all day long.

The principle of the five flue ducts is the same. However, our newly manufactured tiled stoves are equipped with a combustion insert which not only has a larger glass door but also warms and spreads room air through the cassette. Another advantage of a newly manufactured tiled stove is that an Antik stove needs to be regularly dismantled and then rebuilt. This is to keep it airtight.

The advantage of a tiled stove compared to a wood-burning stove is that it gives off pleasant heat for a very long time. A tiled stove emits an average of 2 kW/hour and that is what we perceive as pleasant, anything more than that is perceived as too hot. With a wood-burning stove that provides about 5-7 kW when at its warmest and then cools off as fast as the fire, a sauna effect is achieved, i.e. it becomes very hot quickly. Then, you must ventilate the room for the temperature to be pleasant.

The more centrally it can be placed, the better, but this is not a must. With a fan mounted in the stove, the heat spreads well and you also get nice direct heat.

FIRE, SAFETY AND FUEL

A tiled stove can be a bit slow to start up. First, try to keep the door ajar when you light the fire. If things do not get better, you can also have a window or a door ajar at start-up. The reason why the stove is difficult to start is usually high underpressure in the home.

Many people install a DraftBooster (start-up fan) on the chimney if they encounter problems with underpressure. If you have a fresh air connection from the outside, make sure that the ventilation grille is not blocked or that the fresh air hose does not have any kinks.

No, we do not recommend firing with pellets or briquettes

Dry mixed wood is excellent. Be a little careful with only oak and beech wood which can cause tar formation. Birch gives some ash and burns nicely.

If the dampers are open and the glass door is properly closed, there is no problem.

If you follow the firing instructions, there is no risk. If the stove is improperly fired, on the other hand, there may be some risk.

A floor guard, for example a floor plate or tile, must extend at least 40 cm in front of the door and 20 cm at the sides in order to be approved, and ours is. For international markets outside of Sweden please check the domestic demands.

Kids are smart. Show them it is hot and they will not get burnt.

When the dampers are pushed in, they are closed and when they are extended they are open.

From a cold stove, full power (4kW) is achieved after 2.5 to 3 hours, but already after about 20 minutes you can feel the heat on the side of the stove.  By adding a total of 11 kg of wood in two to three rounds, the heat lasts over 24 hours, provided that the damper is pushed in when only live coals remain. Note that the damper must not be pushed fully in as long as there are blue flames that spread after stirring the live coals.

A fire in the morning with about 4 kg and open dampers (if you are at home during the day, push the damper in when only the live coals remain) and one to two fires in the evening and push the damper in once the fire has died down and only the live coals remain.

No, there is no smoke at all. With air supplied directly to the tiled stove, this problem often disappears. If you have high underpressure in the house, it may be a good idea to slightly open the door while the fire is catching.

The tiled stove is normally easy to light. A lit fire with fine chopped dry wood and a lit cushion on top is all you need. If it is still warm from the previous day, it will be even faster to start.

ECONOMY AND SERVICE LIFE

For generations. It does not need to be converted like the old traditional tiled stoves.

A standard circular stove costs about SEK 100.000 to install.  During the heating season you get out 10 – 12,000 kWh at 4 m³ of firewood. If you use direct-acting electricity for heating, with an electricity price of 1.50 SEK/kW and access to free firewood, you save just over 15,000 SEK/year. This gives a return-on-investment period of 7 years. With wood purchased at about 600 SEK/m³, the repayment period will be 8 years.

Approximately 3 m³ is consumed during the heating season.

Our tiled stoves have the highest measured efficiency, as high as 92.4%, which means that 92.4% of the energy content of the wood is recovered in the stove and released into the room.

DESIGN, CUSTOMISATION AND MATERIAL

If for some reason you want to replace hatches, frames, soot covers etc., it can be done. However, the cassette must be removed in order to replace the frame surrounding the fireplace insert. Contact your nearest dealer and they can assist you with this.

This is perfectly fine and the stove will then be tiled all around.

It will be very pretty.  Especially in large rooms, a magnificent rectangular tiled stove is excellent.

Yes, a tasteful 5-cm ledge is available as an add-on.

Many choose to have a house that fits into the surroundings. Then you choose modern or classic indoors. A tiled stove is always right.

It looks better if you adjust the height of the stove to the ceiling, while at the same time raising the fireplace. Our stoves can be adjusted upwards or downwards in 10 cm intervals. We raise the entire heating magazine so you can enjoy the elevation.

Both are durable metals and are suitable for tiled stoves. You choose the door and fireplace layout you consider most beautiful. You can easily polish brass with metal polish if you want high-gloss.

Yes, you can change the colour.

We have a number of standard colours, but we make new ones according to our customers’ wishes.

Yes, we have our own studio that paints the motif you want.

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION

If you have the opportunity, you can embed a VP tube into the plate and draw the cable under the stove. Another option is to route the cable behind the stove and through the VP tube embedded in the base of the stove.

There should be no problem having the chimney on the outside. What can happen is that cold blockages may form in the chimney pipe, preventing up-draught. This can be remedied by burning an ignition pad in the upper soot hole on the tiles stove, the air in the chimney pipe is then heated and the blockages disappears.

You can also install a Draft Booster, a flue gas fan mounted on the chimney, which you turn on when you light up the stove.

Chimney blockages are a relatively common problem in the autumn when you should put your stove into operation after it has been left unused for a long time.

No, the stove is approved for placement at 5 cm from a combustible wall. National regulations may occur. Please verify with a local professional before installation.

If you have tiles on a concrete slab, you can install the stove directly on top, but if there is a wooden floor, a hole should be made, which is smaller than the stove itself, and a foundation must be cast from the slab or the ground.

In Sweden no, you have to submit a simplified application, “building notification” with control plan, and a drawing of where the tiled stove would be, to your municipality of residence. National regulations may occur. Please verify with a local professional before installation.

Usually, a fully insulated steel chimney or a prefabricated modular chimney of the Isokern type.

No problem! A new steel or brick modular chimney can be built on top of the furnace

From 1,300 kg, it depends on the model and the height of the oven.

ASSEMBLY AND TESTS

The Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP) has tested our stoves, and Gabriel’s stoves are among the most efficient and cleanest ones on the market. The measured efficiency is as high as 92.4%.

Our stoves is also tested towards  BlmSchVo 2 och 15a-B-VG. The stoves fulfill the environmental demands with good margin.

In this case, contact the dealer who sold you the stove and carried out the installation.

In just 4 weeks, you can carefully start to fire the stove according to the firing instructions.

About a week.

In order for the warranty to be valid, the job should be done by a certified fitter.