Stumped is the word. We will be in the new house a year on 30th October. Had oil burner from the beginning and had a back boiler installed but decided to change is for an olymberl (spelling) aiden solid fuel stove with a boiler on it. A different plumber installed the stove as the original plumber was unavailable.
If we turn on the oil, the house is BOUNCING with heat within 20 minutes or so. If we use the stove by itself all day with a red hot fire in it we get at the very best a wee bit of a lukewarm feeling to the radiators. No matter what fuel we use, from plain coal (rotten and messy on glass and loadsa ash) to logs (rottenly rotten) to smokeless stuff specifically for closed appliances it is the same. The original plumber returned to sort a leak a few months later and re-welded a pipe to discover that the stat that controlled the pumping of the water sent by the stove was on the wrong pipe, he set it to 50 degress c. Still lukewarm.
Maybe I'm expecting too much but the stove supposedly heats 14 rads and we really only need 3-5 heated at all in the house.
Thanks for any advice in advance. Gonna consult with a plumber AGAIN today.