Hunter Herald 14

Based On 6 Reviews

Heat Output: 16kW Flue Diameter: 150mm (6") Fuel Type: Woodburning or Multifuel Stove Material: Steel Flue Exit Options: Top or Rear Height: 645mm Width: 760mm Depth: 500mm

Hunter Herald 14 Wood/Multifuel

Hunter Herald 14 Stove Review

The Hunter Herald range of multi-fuel stoves have been creatively designed to combine the latest in stove technology with traditional good looks and values. All Hunter Herald stoves are manufactured from high quality 5mm thick steel to the exacting standards of BS3378 with quality cast iron components, representing excellent value for money.

Hunter Herald 14 Wood/Multifuel, 8.5 out of 10 based on 6 ratings

6 Reviews to “Hunter Herald 14 Wood/Multifuel”

  1. Dr M J Northcott

    May 25th, 2011
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    Excellent stove; used from October to May each year mainly with anthracite. Only occasional difficulty is that the riddling mechanism sometimes locks. Highly recommended for value for money.

  2. E J McGregor

    May 25th, 2011
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    Fires our central heating with a back-boiler, so literally used 24/7 from October to April. Total workhorse and is so good that we’ve had to switch off the radiators in the sitting room where the stove is, as it’s just too hot! Shuts down beautifully at night so the coals are still hot in the morning if we bank it up well before bed which means no re-lighting in the small hours and means we still have heating in the house all night, vital in the last few v cold winters. Looks great too! Had some problems with firebrick/plate but that was a design fault and Hunter/Firesonline were excellent at sending replacement part and getting it all sorted out. Would definitely recommend this as an excellent, value for money burner.

  3. Ray

    June 9th, 2011
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    I would say its pretty good. I burn wood. It is easy to use and keeps the glass clean. Once its hot and you monitor the flue temperature, even slightly damp fuel burns well. With a layer of ash, the fire stays on overnight with ease. I would say its a good buy. I don’t burn coal, though if I did it’s lack of chromium in the grate would be a negative point.

  4. Jaqueline

    April 13th, 2012

    Hey,My woodstove/cookstove ( an Enterprise King ) sells an amnachtett that can go into the cookstove as is..so it can be used to heat hot water as well as heat and cook off of. I know that having it installed voids the insurance coverage though. In the back of the stove are 2 plugs where the in/out of the water heater source and heated water go. I did not get it for 2 reasons..the insurance as mentioned as well as the fact that I don’t have a hot water heater that stores water..all of my hot water is stored in the well sure its cold but the instantaneous water heater takes care of the hot water as we need it. From last dec-july it used $20 worth of propane to heat water for showers and dishes. Mind you I do shower at the gym 3 times a week already so it might be $35-40 if I were showering everyday at home.If I were thinking of wood heat for water I would consider solar hot water systems always availible secondhand online for really cheap and if you have done plumbing before it is fairly simple..plus if you rig it with a solar pump you don’t need any electricity on many days of the year..perfect for off-grid plus, if you have something like a hot water radiator it can heat your house too. I have limited space so there is more to consider with purchases. hehe

  5. Abe

    August 28th, 2012
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    Earlier This year I bought a hunter Herald 14 (pure wood burner) with the wrap-around boiler option from “firesonline.co.uk” up in St Asaph.

    The Stove was for export to me out here in Belgium for installation into a new living room extension to the house as a centre-piece for the room

    Firesonline`s service was 2nd to none and they matched a quote i had for delivery “over the channel”

    The stove was bought to Heat the new living room and compliment the existing central heating system providing as much hot water to reduce the reliance on the gas condenser boiler – this has been achieved by connecting the Hunter and the existing Gas boiler to a new three coil water thermal storage tank (expensive) but a investment long term as the next development will be solar water heaters to provide hot water in the summer months…..

    Installation location:
    old Farm house – SW facing sitting room 6mtr by 4 Mtr – two large patio windows 1 x 2.4 mtr & 1x 1.5 mtr room is wall & ceiling insulated
    Stove is fed with a 80 mm adjustable air vent at 10cm above floor level. The Stove is free-standing in room with a 150mm vertical flue exit rising to 1 Mtr then a 90 degree bend into the wall. On the vertical flue there is a flue damper to control burn independent of the stove. a flue Thermostat is attached as is a electronic flue thermostat for the the hot water output control. Flue access for cleaning is via a external access door in the outside wall.

    Well the stove itself……..

    The construction is very good and solid.

    Lighting and ignition:
    Extremely good – a small pyramid of dry sticks and a dry log on top – a fire lighter and the stove leaps into action – very easy to light.

    Heat output (room):
    Overall very good The installation place living room is 6 Mtrs by 4 Mtrs (ceiling height 2.5 Mtrs) and the room is at least 40% glass (double glazed) patio windows and French windows on a south west elevation. the stove certainly heats this space with no problem

    Heating output (hot water)
    Hunter quote a Radiator heating output equivalent to heating 10 radiators. Although a good benchmark – “proof of the pudding is in the tasting” the stove was bought with the aim at keeping the whole house at a minimum of of 12c during the winter (day & night) – and in the occupied spaces putting the up heat where needed up to about 20c – 21c (this is what the present gas boiler is called upon to provide) As the Hunter supplies its hot water output indirectly into the system via the thermal storage tank. at present it provides our Hot water requirements It will be interesting to see this winter how much of the heating requirements the stove can compliment. typical winter temps are +2 – -10c on ave. will write more when I have a little more info post winter.

    Overall.
    The Hunter Herald 14 so far, is a nice “Pleasing-on-the-eye” Stove – easy to start and maintain – a good “Light & walk away stove” Would Overall recommend the stove

  6. Kit

    March 25th, 2016
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    Well where do I begin, at the start I guess. A few years ago I decided to scrap central heating as an option and instead went for a stove to heat my 2 up 2 down house with small extension area, I made the classic mistake however. Being taken in with the idea that a small stove will produce adequate heat for a house I purchased a fairly expensive 7 watt multifuel (will not mention make) and had it fitted. Now on a warmer winters day the thing heated the room it was in quite nicely however the upstairs remained largely untouched, the kitchen cool and the extension area almost as cold as the outside. In order to really warm things up I needed to keep the stove cranked to capacity which was a real pain. It rarely stayed in overnight and only really worked when the weather was more mild. It was a disappointment. In the end I gave up the struggle and threw away the rule books instead opting for a Herald 14, a stove that some may suggest is to big for the house however I have been pleasantly surprised. Compared to my old (now sold) 7 watt this stove is a Rolls Royce now I have options. On warmer winters days I use only half of the grate and use a few coals but when it gets very cold I can crank the thing up, never to capacity but enough to get a good fire going that will warm the entire house, and it does. The bedrooms are warm and the down stairs is warm and by warm I mean beyond central heating warm. I have the two door model and it is superb, overnight burn is easily achieved by loading a modest amount into the grate before bed time and usually I awake to a running stove that will come around again with a little fuel added and being opened up. Control is on a par with other makes of a similar quality so no problems here. The handle stays cool enough to operate during use but will get a little over warm when cranked up so a glove may be required, the gridle system is excellent, smooth and easy to use. If you, like me are looking for a stove that will kick it out then this stove is the one. An awesome product. No central heating required.

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