• Convection Heat
• 10 year limited warranty
• Gasketed seams for tight seals
• Chromium treated internal castings for durability
• Reversible flue collar
• Non catalytic clean burn technology
• Clean-burning air wash system
• Pre-heated combustion air
• Pre-heated secondary air
• Tertiary air supply
• Ash pan
Morsø 7948 lightly and elegantly raises the firebox, enclosed by the spectacular side and front panels. Alone in the 7900 series, the Morsø 7948 is available in both black and brown versions. Morsø has used the warm brown colour to give the cast iron a soft and living shade, which beautifully sets off the golden glow of the flames.
1) Very effective wood-fired heater for our 16 x 30 family room with adjacent mud room. Elegant, stylish, small footprint, small clearances. 5” required to back wall, We went with 7” to allow clearance for the flue.
2) will take 14” logs/splits STANDING UP; up to 12” laying down. Does not like to be stuffed, ie, not good for an ‘overnighter’.. wood splits up to 6” thick, 4” ideal
3) Works best if you start a kindling/ pine fire first, then add some bigger chunks of DRY oak, maple, birch, locust, etc. after 10-15 minutes of the kindling warm-up. You start the fire with the door about 1/2” to 1 inch open.. let it get going.. Air control open all the way.
On the Downside:
1. Air & door handles get pretty hot- over 250 degrees F
2. spring door catch is very strong, so the door opens with a rush of air and ash flies out.. This is difficult to avoid unless you pry the door open slowly with a stick of kindling OR wear a glove and lever the door open with your thumb.
3. Shallow ash tray needs emptied every day or else you’ll drag the ashes around when removing the tray- easy to make a mess.
I find it best to have a vacuum handy for the inevitable black soot flakes that float out when you open the door for cleaning (warm OR cold, but cold is safest), because the soot smears easily.
4. ’Air wash system’ is ok. works best on the side windows.. Front window, it’s about half good. I burn 1+year seasoned dry oak, birch, maple, beech. Works best with a good bed of hot embers and dry wood, door closed, air inlet about halfway or less so you see rolling blue flames.
5. 7” welded steel pedestal and stand is a little wobbly,
but not dangerously so. My stove stands on a 3’ x 4’ stable granite
To clean window soot, I dab a WET paper towel in some ashes and GENTLY scour the sooty places, then flip the wet towel and wipe it clean. (Instructions from my old Jotul)
Bottom line: This is a fine stove.. it’ll please the eye and the operator. It’s a little fussy, (small “kitchen stove size” wood), and because of the 1.5 or so cubic-ft firebox, it works best with a good warm-up fire, then the real fire.
Everyone who’s seen it loves the look and the heat output. We have 14’ cathedral ceilings and a ceiling fan and i occasionally use a small floor fan to distribute excess heat to other areas. REAL wood-heating people might not love this somewhat impractical stove, but it’s perfect for occasional users who want something that really works and looks great.
Unfortunately i found no reviews for this particular stove before buying. I hope this helps with your decision. It’s an expensive option but we have NO regrets.