Julian Patrick, site owner and author of The Stovefitter's Manual.
Like all other Peanut stoves, the Bignut is made of cast-iron and has the amazing capability of easily igniting full-size logs even after a fire has almost gone out. Just a few small embers left at the base of the stove is enough for the Peanut's flamethrower style primary air system. More info on the Peanut 5 page.
The wonderfully named "Bignut" is a larger version of the standard-sized Peanut 5 and the biggest seller of the range. The canny amongst you may have noticed that the Bignut is the same size as the Peanut 8 - fatter firebricks inside allow the stove to be sold as a "nominal 5kW", thus avoiding, in most properties, the need for an air vent in the room. If you ever need to increase the stove to 8kW then just whip out the extra firebricks ;-)
The Bignut has an impressive 80.1% efficiency rating and is, as the name suggests, big. Cast iron stoves take a little longer to get hot but retain heat longer as the fire dies down.
|Height||579mm (Tall 790mm)|
|Flue Diameter||5" (125mm)|
|Flue Placement||Top or Rear (Interchangeable)|
|Made Of||Cast Iron|
|Depth From Back to Centre of Top Flue||110mm|
|Height to Centre of Rear Flue||462mm|
|Weight (Kg)||80Kg (Tall 120Kg)|
|Distance To Combustibles - Sides||450mm|
|Distance To Combustibles - Rear||450mm|
|Can Go On 12mm Hearth||Yes|
Stove Fitters Warehouse listened to what we wanted and the parameters of our project, our desire to keep an existing fireplace for example.
They were very helpful in suggesting different stoves that would suit, and explained the benefits and relative comparisons of each. They made sure they understood all other aspects of the project to ensure they advised and quoted for the correct accessories.
Communication was excellent and timely, we opted to collect our stove and it all was very straightforward.
Many thanks, we are very pleased with our stove and the help received is priceless.
I purchased a stove for my living room last autumn and love it. I wanted another one in a smaller downstairs room so I started doing my research. I already found the Stovefitter's Warehouse (SW) web page helpful in terms of guidance and I found myself there again. It had a handy guide for smaller stoves and I liked the look of the cast iron Peanut 5 Tall which also had an amazing review. Lucky for me the price on offer at the SW was less than everywhere else so it was an easy decision. The stove was delivered on the date I chose with no issues. It is as good as the pictures, very well made and so I am very happy with the purchase and overall service from the SW. They even threw in a free fireproof mit which was a nice touch. I would definitely use them again.
We installed our stove around a month ago and absolutely love it. Delivery was smooth and fast. The appearance of it would fit in with a range of styles, the large glass screen is lovely and the performance of it overall is brilliant. Kicks out such a good heat! Highly recommend.
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