I recently swept this impressive Franco-Belge Monte Carlo Wood-Burning Stove at an address in Great Sampford. The Monte Carlo is a very large stove with a massive heat out-put of 11.5 Kw. This is because the stove has a very large fire box that can take logs that are up to 55cm long. The stove also has a large baffle that runs along the entire length of the roof of the stove and is an extremely heavy piece of cast iron. I have found the best way to remove it and refit it is to lye on your back and in the fashion of bench pressing, take it out or place it back into the stove. One negative feature is that this baffle is bolted in place. To my mind, having bolt on components in a stove is a mistake as the bolts can very easily become seized in place due to the heat generated by the stove. This said, it is a fantastic large stove, and the customer is very pleased with its performance and efficiency.
The Franco-Belge company have been making cast iron stoves for over 90 years, the are based in Mariembourg in Belgium: Franco Belge Europe S.A. 127ieme RIF, 15 Zoning industriel 5660, Mariembourg http://www.fbeurope.be/en/5-contact