Stoves for bath "Vesuvius": models and characteristics
Many modern consumers prefer stoves for baths "Vesuvius". Products from this manufacturer has become popular due to the large number of advantages.
Consider the characteristics of popular models from this company, especially the use of such heating devices.
Features and benefits
Vesuvius is a Russian company that has specialized in the production of high-quality sauna stoves for over 10 years. This manufacturer very quickly won the trust of consumers.
Experienced specialists strictly control the production process at every stage: from the selection and preparation of raw materials to packaging. For this reason, the presence of low-quality and defective products is excluded.
The manufacturer creates heating devices for baths, using the most modern equipment. Compliance of products with European quality standards is confirmed by certificates.
The company constantly creates new models, modernizes existing ones, cooperates with specialists from other countries, improves production processes. The high quality of the products is confirmed by the numerous positive reviews of the owners of Vesuvius furnaces, which mark the reliability and remarkable operating characteristics of the devices.
Models from this company have many advantages.
Among the most significant benefits for consumers are:
- Ease of use. The room heats up quickly, and the heat is retained as long as possible.
- The ability to look good in a variety of interiors. Some devices have elements of decorative forging.
- Minimum load of stones on the collector.
- Increased strength of the heat exchanger.
- Balanced efficiency. Air and stones heat evenly.
- Safety when using the stove. It is guaranteed by the absence of sharp corners.
- A very significant amount of heater.
- The ability not to deform even with sudden temperature changes and strong heating.
However, there is a drawback: if you do not follow the rules for using furnaces, the steam will be rather heavy and damp. In the grid, the stones may not heat up as much as in devices with a closed heater. Some consumers in the reviews say that the stove strongly smoke. In this case, the chimney can be made elongated.
The device of such furnaces is unique, which allows heat to be distributed over the entire steam room as evenly as possible. Solid fuel at the same time have to spend quite a bit.
Oven "Vesuvius" can last for quite some time. Its walls are very resistant to moisture, high temperatures due to a special silicone coating. In large stoves, stones heat up from all sides, thanks to which the steam room is prepared as soon as possible.
A rather strong thermal radiation emanates from the device, so there is a need to use a special casing-convector. It plays the role of a screen and provides protection against burns, overheating.
Consumer models are available with a steam generator. It delivers liquid to stones that are near the firebox and are the hottest. The steam from such stones is very light.
Furnaces "Vesuvius" can remarkably withstand a strong heat, they do not burn oxygen. The type of door depends on the model: it can be made of heat-resistant glass or cast iron. Doors can be viewing, panoramic, deaf. Heating devices from this manufacturer can be called universal: they are used in both private and public baths.
The Vesuvius company offers heating devices for a bath from cast iron and stainless steel. A steel stove will lose heat faster, such a material is less resistant to high temperatures than cast iron, but steel products are cheaper. Heat from the cast iron stove will last more than 5 hours.
No strong infrared radiation will be emitted from the hot cast iron device. This material does not burn oxygen in the room.. Steam from cast iron models is lightweight, soft.
Furnaces with an open stove are well suited for those who prefer dry steam. Such heating devices are often purchased for Finnish saunas.
Furnaces "Vesuvius" open type:
Models whose stove is closed are safer for humans. Steam differs from such stoves by softness, therefore the increased temperature in the room can be transferred much easier.
Devices with closed stove:
Furnaces "Vesuvius" differ in design, characteristics. Consider the most popular models.
This model can be called one of the leaders in the ability to keep warm and warm up speed. Since the open heater is well ventilated, the stones heat up as soon as possible. They are heated from all sides, as evenly as possible. Weight that can withstand the device - 40 kg.
There are no forged elements on such furnaces, which can be attributed to the shortcomings of the Rusich devices.
To improve the properties of steam, it is recommended to install an additional screen of brick elements. Such models are very well suited for Russian baths.
Such furnaces are presented in 26 varieties. Devices differ from each other in appearance, size. Doors can be made of iron or glass, which is characterized by high heat resistance. Consumers have access to options with panoramic doors. Such heating devices for baths from the company "Vesuvius" are the only ones, the heaters of which are both closed and open.
Instead of a casing in such stoves a grid is used. The device can hold a fairly large number of stones (approximately 130 kg). Heat is regulated by ash.. The heat is distributed more evenly than in the Rusich models, but it is less intense.
Such a device takes quite a lot of time to warm up, but at the same time it retains heat for a long time in the steam room.
The Legend furnace is completely cast iron. Such devices are preferred by people who value the long life of the furnaces and their reliability. Cast iron products are resistant to deformation, temperature changes, such material will not crumble, it does not crack.
The fire chamber is absolutely tight. Heating devices "Legend" are of high safety during operation.
Such devices are presented in 29 varieties. The heater is quite large, about 60 kg of stones are placed there. Steam is distributed as evenly as possible (due to good ventilation). Due to the strong convection flow, the air heats up pretty quickly.
The design of such models is very stylish. The manufacturer offers devices whose doors are panoramic. Cast-iron door constructions with a flame are also popular among consumers.
Since the construction of the “Hurricane” devices is closed, the stones in them become very hot (they can heat up to 400 degrees). Such models are suitable for those who prefer when it is hotter in the steam room. Devices "Hurricane" differ from each other in size, design.
Such devices have a very interesting design. On the sides of the furnace, on the end of it are beautiful forged items. it the device heats the room pretty quickly, the heat is very good. The model is not very big, but for this very reason it has the ability to heat up quickly.
The thickness of the walls of steel construction is up to 1.2 cm.
When deciding where the furnace will be located, you need to take into account some minimum allowable distances:
- from the walls to the flue window - 50 cm;
- from substances that are easily flammable, to the surface of the furnace - 50 cm;
- from the ceiling to the top of the device - at least 80 cm.
In some cases (for example, if the room is small), the allowable distances can be reduced. However, you can only do this if you install a fireproof brick screen that will protect the side and rear surfaces of the device from heat.
If you are going to install a stove, you will need to prepare the base. For this fit sheets of metal. You can additionally use a heat insulating base tile. The base you can make and fireclay bricks.
It is recommended to additionally insulate the heater using basalt wool. You can impose a brick stove bath, pharmaceutical stone (it helps quite well with migraines, relieves the condition of a person with muscle and joint pain).
A wall of brick elements at the stove is very well suited for a classic Russian bath. So you get a special screen that provides reliable protection.
It has the following advantages:
- thanks to the screen from the heating device will not go strong heat;
- since the temperature of metal surfaces is significantly reduced, the furnace will be more durable;
- the heat in the room will be kept very well (thanks to the air flow in the screen).
Some people prefer to make the screen metal rather than brick, but because of the metal, the temperature in the room will be very high.
How to drown?
You will first need to carry out a test firebox. Make sure that the joints of the parts of the smoke channel and the stove are tight. Check out the traction. To do this, lean a burning candle or a thin sheet of paper against the open firebox (you need to open the valve on the smoke channel). If fire or paper leans towards the firebox, it will mean that there is a draft.
Then put a piece of ruberoid in the oven, slivers, something paper and light a fire. If there is no soot on the joints and seams, it means that they are airtight. Otherwise, it will be necessary to make the corresponding elements more firmly connected.
Put the stones in the stove. If you are going to lay them, make sure that they are durable, clean. Small stones should be on top, large - bottom. If there is a tank, you will need to pour water into it. You should also make sure that the tank is airtight.
Put the paper in the firebox, chips. If any difficulties arise with fuel ignition, it will be necessary to slightly open the firebox for a while. It is recommended to pay attention to the shade of fire. If there is too much air, the fire is white, if it is low, the flame usually becomes reddish (the color of the fire should be golden yellow). The air supply can be adjusted using the damper located on the fire door.
To reload the fuel, you need to open the firebox for a while. After that, open it completely. At the first fire, the room may smoke slightly: it will need to be ventilated. Full furnace should be carried out within two hours. If necessary, apply thermal protection elements to provide additional thermal insulation.
Useful tips for use
It will be necessary to annually inspect the chimney. If necessary, remove soot, replace defective parts, remove bird nests, cobwebs and other foreign objects.
When using the Vesuvius furnace it is not necessary:
- change the design of the heating device;
- remove coals and ashes from the stove, which did not have time to cool down;
- remove soot from the flue channel by burning out, block the chimney before the fuel stops burning and smoldering;
- use the device in medical, preschool, residential premises
- do not fill the tank with water when using the oven;
- dry on the elements of the device shoes, clothes and so on;
- use too large heating materials for the wood-burning stove that do not fit into the firebox;
- firing using flammable liquids that are highly flammable;
- use gaseous, liquid fuel, peat, coke, coal for wood stoves.
Do not operate the device in a bath in which the fire safety requirements are violated. It is not recommended to water the stones too often to get steam. Otherwise, the cast-iron firebox may collapse.
Video review on the furnace for the bath "Vesuvius" see below.