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Stove installation

On 12 Nov 2012 at 8:49pm Brussel Sprout wrote:
I would like to have a multi-fuel stove put in my lounge, There is an existing fireplace. Can anyone recommend a company to do it?
On 12 Nov 2012 at 11:43pm Southover Queen wrote:
Andy Goering put mine in and I love it. It's not cheap - the stove needs a flue which can easily cost getting on for £2k but I haven't regretted it. I rarely use it for coal - wood's plentiful and relatively cheap round here so I use that.

I can't find him online, but this chimney sweep firm seem to work with him. (I thought I had his number in my phone but I can't find it there either)

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On 13 Nov 2012 at 7:50am Sooty wrote:
SQ, why does the stove need a flue that costs £2k?
On 13 Nov 2012 at 7:56am Paul wrote:
Get a sweep to do a safety check and you probably won't need a flue or lining - it will much less than £2k with fitting etc.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 9:53am Southover Queen wrote:
I was told I needed one, Sooty. Mine's relatively old house and I think there was a likelihood of leaks etc. I looked it up when you asked, and it seems - as Paul says - if the chimney is in good condition with no leaks then you won't need one.

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On 13 Nov 2012 at 10:51am Reliable Plumber wrote:
Dont listen to the armchair experts on here. You will need it lined and indeed the liner is very expensive. You will need it installed by a HEATAS installer. If its not installed correctly and your house burns down then dont expect your insurers to pay out.
And no, this is not an advert for me as I dont do them
On 13 Nov 2012 at 1:21pm Old Cynic wrote:
Any good sweep can line your flue - the flue linings are easy to manage and easy to clean once in. They are expensive though but neccessary. You will need a cap on the chimney - again your swep can do that. You can fit the stove yourself by following the manufacturers instructions and carefully using heat proof cement, you can then check the drw- there are planty of online instructions. Your house won't burn down as long as you get your chimney swept regulalrly - HETAS engineers cost the earth and do very little for their money. Id not bother with a multi-fuel - wood is cheaper and easier to keep your flue clean 9as long as it is seasoned) coals give off lots of tar - as I said LOADS of info on line. We did it ourselves and it was the best thing we have done!
On 13 Nov 2012 at 1:45pm Warm and toasty wrote:
We used Woodstock Fires from Heathfield and they were good. I think the fire and stove place at Clayhill on the Uckfield road is also good, but they get very booked up. You will need a liner but they are not £2K. To buy and install our stove with a liner etc was significantly less that that.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 2:58pm Southover Queen wrote:
The cost of the liner depends on its length, I think. The cost of the stove plus liner plus cowl plus installation was £2000, not just the flue! Sorry for the confusion.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 3:49pm don't think so wrote:
Reliable Plumber are not working or just can't get out of bed to be on here at 10.51 am.Of course must be a tea break lol again.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 3:53pm don't think so wrote:
sorry missed out you, bet that's the first someone did that to you.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 4:40pm Reliable Plumber wrote:
Sorry to p1ss on your bonfire but this is the 21st century and some of us do own smart phones. If you know how to use Google it will tell you all about them. And what on earth does your second post mean??
On 13 Nov 2012 at 8:33pm mickyboy wrote:
reliable plumber, you do not need a heatas engineer if the output of the fire is below a certain limit, which allows for most smaller units to be installed by anyone with a bit of cast iron flue pipe and a closure plate. How ever as the condition of the chimney is critical to avoid the leakage of toxic/lethal gasses and sufficient airflow to the room is required for combustion the work should be carried out by a competant person, and in a situation where not all plumbers charge an arm and a leg to do a decent job, nor do all Hetas engineers, any one considering wood burners, multi fuels etc which are increasingly popular are advised to do a bit of googling first, and then talk to a competant person before making any purchases or installations.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 9:38pm Guido wrote:
Just been quoted £850 today including flu liner, labour and VAT. HETAS qualified too. I thought that was pretty good. Just need to purchase a stove now.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 9:41pm Southover Queen wrote:
I have a certificate from Andy which guarantees the installation as safe and fully compliant. I imagine it's one of the things a solicitor would ask me to produce if I ever wanted to sell the house. I'm also sure that in the event of some kind of fire-related claim on my insurance they'd want to see that the installation had been carried out by a person with proper qualifications. That gives me peace of mind and I'm happy to pay a little extra for that.
On 13 Nov 2012 at 10:20pm Kevyn wrote:
Clayhill did mine and were pretty good. Expensive, but no more than anyone else, and were pretty friendly and professional
On 14 Nov 2012 at 10:20am don't think so wrote:
Reliable Plumber smart phone = smart person? not in you caes. I do not like bofires of any kind, but I take it that you are a member of one of those moronic wizz bang bonfier socities.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 10:24am don't think so wrote:
Meant to put case but you would never have picked that up would you?
On 14 Nov 2012 at 6:37pm Brussel Sprout wrote:
Stop bickering on my thread, it's boring.
Thank you for all useful the information. I will go for a HETAS engineer for the job, it's not something I would feel confident enough to do myself, plus I have enough on my hands anyhow. I have enough leads to get a few quotes, thanks.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 6:51pm Errrrrr wrote:
'Don't think so' had two attempts at spelling "bonfire' and interestingly both were wrong yet different to each other. Yet still has the gall to accuse someone else of not being 'smart' Tw@t
On 20 Nov 2012 at 1:33pm Jason wrote:
Who did you use Guido?

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