Wood burning stove fitting questions walls/flues etc

Wood burning stove fitting questions walls/flues etc

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ATM

10,507 posts

169 months

Tuesday 12th November 2013
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I know where there is one for these for sale 2nd hand if anyone is interested.

http://www.euroheat.co.uk/Wood-Burning-Stove/1562/...

Harry Flashman

13,466 posts

192 months

Tuesday 12th November 2013
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MonkeyBusiness said:
Thanks for that because I was a bit wary with the price tag but they have been recommended to me a few times.
It was installed yesterday so tonight's the night! Kindling at the ready.
Burn a few small fires in it first, to "season" it...

crankedup

22,278 posts

193 months

Tuesday 12th November 2013
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Harry Flashman said:
MonkeyBusiness said:
Thanks for that because I was a bit wary with the price tag but they have been recommended to me a few times.
It was installed yesterday so tonight's the night! Kindling at the ready.
Burn a few small fires in it first, to "season" it...
Yup, new stoves give off vapours from the stove coating, apparently harmless but you will want to open a window.

captainzep

13,289 posts

142 months

Tuesday 12th November 2013
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Just thought I'd share as our woodburner installation started today.

It was originally an open fire with brick hearth which my Dad and I removed. Now got fitters in to install stove, line flue and repair chimney stack which was deteriorating.

So far...



There was a nasty dogleg at the bottom of the flue which has been tidied up. Chimney work is done and liner in down to picture rail level. Decided to pay out for decent pumice-lined flue and expanded clay pellets for the void. -We're not moving house any time soon.

Stove waiting to go in is a 5kw Dean Forge Dartmoor WS. Hearth will be slate and flush with floor. I'll update after tomorrow's work!


Pesty

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41,197 posts

206 months

Tuesday 12th November 2013
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Update. After much much reading I have decided on a stove. About 1k but seen them as low as £850

http://www.burley.co.uk/wood_burnerdetail.php?cid=...

Local fitters coming around tomorrow to take a look and quote.

I gave him an idea of what I wanted and said I wanted twin wall black flue and he said ooooh well have to powder coat it.


Really? I'd have thought they bought it in. I've seen plenty of places that sell it black . Hmmmmm

Anyway if the price is ok ill just tell him to get on with it. I didn't get the best impression on the phone mind.


Zingari

891 posts

123 months

Tuesday 12th November 2013
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Great thread and I have exactly the same dilemma of running the flue up the outside of the wall.

Ideally I want a 'modern' burner that blends in with contemporary furniture and not 'country cottage' style. Trouble is finding one.....at a reasonable price.

To set all this up I'm budgeting on £2k max ideally

cg360

600 posts

187 months

Wednesday 13th November 2013
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http://www.adurofire.com/asgaard-stoves/stove/asga...

Very reasonable and top quality imo. I honestly wouldn't hesitate to put in another from this range. Very controllable burning, easy to clean, the airwash works brilliantly and the build quality is excellent. The convection stove really works in my house and now I wouldn't go for a trad stove having had a convector.

We did look at a Firefox 5 too, but opted for this as the output is slightly higher.

Pesty

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41,197 posts

206 months

Wednesday 13th November 2013
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The guys came around today and gave a quote.

I wasn't here so i have a couple of questions to ask them one is they are using a vitreous to twin wall 90 degree wall connector. he says using this you wont see a diameter change as its in the wall?
sounds a nice solution but never heard or seen it and i thought you could only have 45 degree bends.

Quote was around 2k not including stove or base but i have that for £85 a 900x 900x25 slate slab

so around 3k all in. going to tell them to go ahead its getting cold in here.

Podie

45,659 posts

225 months

Wednesday 13th November 2013
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Start looking for fuel... prices will only go up!

minghis

1,483 posts

201 months

Wednesday 13th November 2013
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Pesty said:
Update. After much much reading I have decided on a stove. About 1k but seen them as low as £850

http://www.burley.co.uk/wood_burnerdetail.php?cid=...

Local fitters coming around tomorrow to take a look and quote.

I gave him an idea of what I wanted and said I wanted twin wall black flue and he said ooooh well have to powder coat it.


Really? I'd have thought they bought it in. I've seen plenty of places that sell it black . Hmmmmm

Anyway if the price is ok ill just tell him to get on with it. I didn't get the best impression on the phone mind.
Some manufacturers supply it painted however it's common for fitters and or distributors to get it painted themselves locally. You'd think it would be different but it's quite an old fashioned industry (well the UK manufacturers anyway) so they struggle to get professional painting done in their own factory, it's better done by a proper painter so they can concentrate on the flue and not the paint, if you see what I mean.

Pesty

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41,197 posts

206 months

Thursday 14th November 2013
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Podie said:
Start looking for fuel... prices will only go up!
already on it smile

think it might be my new hobby


not sure what to do with it though.

is this correct

cut into length around 300-350
smash roughly into 4 bits with maul (i will enjoy this)
leave for a year.

if thats correct tell me about chainsaws ...

i feel very manly today


Podie

45,659 posts

225 months

Friday 15th November 2013
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Pesty said:
Podie said:
Start looking for fuel... prices will only go up!
already on it smile

think it might be my new hobby


not sure what to do with it though.

is this correct

cut into length around 300-350
smash roughly into 4 bits with maul (i will enjoy this)
leave for a year.

if thats correct tell me about chainsaws ...

i feel very manly today

Yeah, if you want to season it.

Might want to get some kiln dried hardwood for this year...

captainzep

13,289 posts

142 months

Friday 15th November 2013
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captainzep said:
Just thought I'd share as our woodburner installation started today.

It was originally an open fire with brick hearth which my Dad and I removed. Now got fitters in to install stove, line flue and repair chimney stack which was deteriorating.

So far...

Coming on...

Things slowed slightly due to waiting for render and plaster to go off, but hopefully first fire next week...


captainzep

13,289 posts

142 months

Friday 15th November 2013
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Pesty said:
is this correct

cut into length around 300-350
smash roughly into 4 bits with maul (i will enjoy this)
leave for a year.

if thats correct tell me about chainsaws ...
If you think you can find a regular source(s) of wood, then a chainsaw (and the related kit) will pay for itself fairly swiftly. I bought a Husqvarna 236, but also a log holder/saw horse, then helmet/visor/ear-defs, gloves, trousers, sharpening kit, felling wedges, felling lever and lifting tongs, (although I haven't felled much myself recently).

I've done a bit of networking and I know two people who own woodland and are happy for me to do bits of amateur forestry work/coppicing/hedging at the weekend, taking wood as payment. If you put it around that you want wood, you might be surprised at how many people ask you for help with a tree or disposing of felled trees. I've currently got 4 trees down on my MiL's land awaiting my chainsaw. I need a trailer next, but the car does OK as a log truck!



It's potentially dangerous stuff, but being careful and sensible (and knowing your limits) should see you through OK. My biggest problem is back problems from being a weekend forester, -spending the rest of the week sat in an office then thinking I can sling 50kg logs around.

captainzep

13,289 posts

142 months

Tuesday 19th November 2013
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captainzep said:
captainzep said:
Just thought I'd share as our woodburner installation started today.

It was originally an open fire with brick hearth which my Dad and I removed. Now got fitters in to install stove, line flue and repair chimney stack which was deteriorating.

So far...

Coming on...

Things slowed slightly due to waiting for render and plaster to go off, but hopefully first fire next week...

Flooring and skirting still to do, but otherwise installed and fire lit. Very happy.



Simpo Two

70,757 posts

215 months

Tuesday 19th November 2013
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It's got a nice wide door.

I fitted mine today - at last bounce I'll fit the surround tomorrow, and the skirting boards, then fire the mofo up and see how it goes!

Which reminds me, I need another CO detector.

Pesty

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41,197 posts

206 months

Tuesday 19th November 2013
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That looks great thumbup

I've been steadily collecting wood but this will be for next year so will need to buy some although I have managed to secure as much pallet wood as I want when I want.

Thing is it has nails in and has been out in rain so not sure what to do with it.

I'm going with the 900x900 slate slab to lay over the floor but for the backing I'm going to leave the plaster wall see how we get on.

The backing and the floor are the only things I'm not sure about. Not really very good at interior designing.

Can't wait though it's getting cold.

Simpo Two

70,757 posts

215 months

Tuesday 19th November 2013
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Pesty said:
I have managed to secure as much pallet wood as I want when I want.

Thing is it has nails in and has been out in rain so not sure what to do with it.
I destructified my first pallet today - poetically the one that the hearth arrived on last week. Circular saw and an axe, oh yes. Nature in the raw I say. Now I'm ready to kill a bison with my bare hands.

The nails will just collect in the bottom, pick them out when cold.

captainzep

13,289 posts

142 months

Wednesday 20th November 2013
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I was only supposed to have a small kindling fire and then let it go out.

-Can't.

Can't let it go out. Too nice.

Harry Flashman

13,466 posts

192 months

Wednesday 20th November 2013
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