Wood burning stove fitting questions walls/flues etc

Wood burning stove fitting questions walls/flues etc

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Pesty

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42,134 posts

214 months

Wednesday 20th November 2013
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Simpo Two said:
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.
Fire,axes and chainsaws. Is there anything more manly? I can't wait.

The wet pates I've collected I'm guessing they need to be dried? Or is surface water ok.


That's one thing I'm not sure about. I have a log store coming that I will put 1 m square bag of barn dry wood 45 quid. But surely it's going yo get damp just from rain etc etc

Do I just sling that on the burner!

My moisture meter has come I've got my axes and mauls waiting for a few other bits flue thermometer etc smile

Simpo Two

72,863 posts

223 months

Wednesday 20th November 2013
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Pesty said:
The wet pates I've collected I'm guessing they need to be dried? Or is surface water ok.
Take an umbrella!

Pesty said:
That's one thing I'm not sure about. I have a log store coming that I will put 1 m square bag of barn dry wood 45 quid. But surely it's going yo get damp just from rain etc etc
Well the idea of a log store is that it has a roof on it... but yes, it will still pick up humidity from the air, whatever it may be. I have three places - the shed for really dry wood, the log store for dry-ish wood, and the neighbour's garage for new wood. The plan is that I'll start on the dry wood first, then gradually move them along.

Pesty said:
My moisture meter has come I've got my axes and mauls waiting for a few other bits flue thermometer etc smile
I trust you're getting a cordless digital maul?

Pesty

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42,134 posts

214 months

Wednesday 20th November 2013
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Cordless and gold coloured it's a beast.

Simpo Two

72,863 posts

223 months

Wednesday 20th November 2013
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Good man. My axe is cordless; the batteries seem to last for ever.

crankedup

23,775 posts

201 months

Thursday 21st November 2013
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At last decided upon which brand and style of stove and placed order. ESSE 125se fitted with stainless legs. Took so long to decide our installation date is early January.

captainzep

13,291 posts

150 months

Thursday 21st November 2013
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Pesty said:
That's one thing I'm not sure about. I have a log store coming that I will put 1 m square bag of barn dry wood 45 quid. But surely it's going yo get damp just from rain etc etc

Do I just sling that on the burner!
Wood store open to the elements is good for drying unseasoned wood over the course of a year or two. A bit of external damp is OK as it'll burn off quickly although if the logs are getting noticeably heavier and soggy then you might have to look at store design.

The best thing is to bring in a few seasoned logs from outside, next to the burner so they can lose that last bit of moisture over a couple of evenings.

I also put a few on top of a radiator in the kids' playroom. Worked just as well. The good thing about an efficient wood burner is that you'll only get through 2-3 logs an hour so you don't need to cart loads about if you're only lighting in the evening. When I had the open fire I was making 2, sometimes 3 trips outside to the woodshed every night with the log basket to replenish stocks.

loughran

1,743 posts

94 months

Saturday 23rd November 2013
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I made a start on ours today. Really lucky with the weather, there can't be many of these days left in the year.
The liner is Techno flex 904/904 from Specflue.



Edited by loughran on Saturday 23 November 20:21

Podie

45,976 posts

233 months

Saturday 23rd November 2013
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Minor tangent, but Aldi have a foot operated log splitter for £20 at the moment.

Picked one up today, and it's a lot quicker than an axe smile

MonkeyBusiness

3,359 posts

145 months

Saturday 23rd November 2013
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Podie said:
Minor tangent, but Aldi have a foot operated log splitter for £20 at the moment.

Picked one up today, and it's a lot quicker than an axe smile
Cheers for that. Will take a swing by tomorrow.

Podie

45,976 posts

233 months

Saturday 23rd November 2013
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MonkeyBusiness said:
Podie said:
Minor tangent, but Aldi have a foot operated log splitter for £20 at the moment.

Picked one up today, and it's a lot quicker than an axe smile
Cheers for that. Will take a swing by tomorrow.
https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/thursday-5th-september/product-detail/ps/p/foot-operated-log-splitter/

Went through the till at £20 earlier today!

Pesty

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214 months

Saturday 23rd November 2013
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captainzep said:
Wood store open to the elements is good for drying unseasoned wood over the course of a year or two. A bit of external damp is OK as it'll burn off quickly although if the logs are getting noticeably heavier and soggy then you might have to look at store design.

The best thing is to bring in a few seasoned logs from outside, next to the burner so they can lose that last bit of moisture over a couple of evenings.

I also put a few on top of a radiator in the kids' playroom. Worked just as well. The good thing about an efficient wood burner is that you'll only get through 2-3 logs an hour so you don't need to cart loads about if you're only lighting in the evening. When I had the open fire I was making 2, sometimes 3 trips outside to the woodshed every night with the log basket to replenish stocks.
Ok that makes sense.

The log store will be pretty sheltered. I also have an area under some trees but covered with tarp for extra stuff I pick up. Will be nice and open

dickymint

18,364 posts

216 months

Sunday 24th November 2013
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I've joined the Club and just ordered a Newton 5kw........



from here.........

http://sfm-sales.myshopify.com/collections/defra-5...

Had to go DEFRA route as we have an existing 5" liner and didn't want to risk seeing if a 6" liner would fit. Had a cracking deal off the owner (he was up a ladder when i negotiated the deal) very helpful chap.

Too late to ask you guys advice but anybody here know if they're any good?


Podie

45,976 posts

233 months

Sunday 24th November 2013
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dickymint said:
Too late to ask you guys advice but anybody here know if they're any good?
That's what we have - love it.

dickymint

18,364 posts

216 months

Sunday 24th November 2013
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Podie said:
dickymint said:
Too late to ask you guys advice but anybody here know if they're any good?
That's what we have - love it.
That's reccomendation enough for me bow

First obstacle found - Constructional hearth not big enough for todays regs - needs to be 500mm from front of chimney recess cry


Pesty

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214 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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All fitted today smile

Simpo Two

72,863 posts

223 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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Pesty said:
All fitted today smile
bounce


(Don't burn your hand on the door - they all hinge on the right which is silly as you end up putting logs in with your left hand)

Pesty

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42,134 posts

214 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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said:
they all hinge on the right which is silly as you end up putting logs in with your left hand)
No they don't smile

I'll put some pics up in a bit dead happy with the results. They say I have to run it 6 times with just tinder and let it cool each time till I can burn it properly frown

Stove and room sealing kit £990
Fitting and twin wall flue £1632
900x900 slate slab £75


Podie

45,976 posts

233 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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Pesty said:
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they all hinge on the right which is silly as you end up putting logs in with your left hand)
No they don't smile

I'll put some pics up in a bit dead happy with the results. They say I have to run it 6 times with just tinder and let it cool each time till I can burn it properly frown

Stove and room sealing kit £990
Fitting and twin wall flue £1632
900x900 slate slab £75
Ours hinges on the left, and I'm a lefty (handed, not political). irked

Pesty - bounce enjoy!

Pesty

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42,134 posts

214 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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Well it took a year but i got there in the end.

I need to sort the skirting board and a bit of green paint.


very happy with it. will paint the outside flue black when i can be arsed






oh by the way ive noticed this Thursday at lidl they have an ash vacuum goinbg for sale looks good ( i know PH dont shop there but it looks ok)

Simpo Two

72,863 posts

223 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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Pesty said:
No they don't smile
Arse. Obviously the Stovax engineer is a leftie (and can't design a tool that operates the airwash).



NB Your house now looks like a deconstruction of Trevithick's Locomotion nuts