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Fire Thread! - Stoves, Wood, Axes, Chainsaws

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by xdcx, 19 Nov 2020.

  1. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 28,833

    Location: Rutland

    I dont think so. Its a 90s build and don't think it's ever had anything other than a woodburner.

    Our chimney sweep says it's solid (clay?) lined chimney and it must just be a small leak where tar is trickling down and should be directed into the woodburners flue pipe but isn't.

    I'm reluctant to spend 2k lining the chimney if it doesn't need it. I'll see if I can get someone to scope it to see what's what before ripping it all out.
     
  2. PlacidCasual

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 7,354

    Ah ok, that makes sense.
     
  3. DXP55

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Aug 2013

    Posts: 5,065

    Location: Shropshire

    The guy who sold us our woodburner had a look at our chimney when he delivered it and said it was OK because it's clay liners -3 yrs later we had tar water run down lounge walls - Seems the builder put them in upside down - ie:- Male socket pointing up so water coming down ran through the joints into chimney itself.
    Had to put SS flue pipe in and had to knock out all bricks above woodburner to do it.
    Not amused at the time.

    ps - the woodburner supplier also fabricated a fitting that you just pushed up clay pipes and it was designed to make the water go into the flue from burner. The flue fitted over a socket on the end of the fitting. Think it's still hanging round somewhere.
     
  4. mid_gen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,843

    Well ****.

    Guys are round to install our stove and liner. They've had to give up, chimney is completely blocked, like slab of concrete laid across it blocked, and not in a position it can be easily unblocked without taking half the house apart.

    Guess we're having to look at other options to try and keep the front room a bit warmer in winter, can't stand electric fires (or the cost).

    At least we're getting a new hearth :(
     
  5. gort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 May 2003

    Posts: 1,502

    Did someone not test the chimney first with a smoke bomb or similar when coming round to check and give a quote?

    I got really excited when ours was being installed. To have it snatched from your grasp like that is pants!
     
  6. mid_gen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,843

    I don't think it would have show a problem if they had, I can hear the wind blowing up it, it's not 100% blocked, so air can still get through. A bunch of floorboards are laid across it too, so they can't even squeeze the liner in if they knock the concrete out.

    I hate to think what other horrors are lurking behind the walls in this house :p
     
  7. dod

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,918

    Location: Inverness

    Where are you getting that from ? We recently moved into a place beside Beauly and want to stock up in the summer :)
     
  8. {SAS}TB

    Soldato

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    Oh no that's really **** :(
     
  9. xdcx

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Apr 2013

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    2 pines down in Kincraig come up here and do alright softwood.
    Lad up near Contin - farm on your right on the A835 just before you get to Contin has a kiln and he's 65 per bag for KD pine.

    The best lad used to be out Beauly way who had a kiln. I would never ever have used someone else but he gave it up a couple years back :(

    Avoid most the lads on FB. Advertise dry wood and it's anything but!
    Although might be sound just now to stock up part dried stuff if you have space to dry it in time for next winter.
     
  10. dod

    Mobster

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    Location: Inverness

    That’s great, thanks :)
     
  11. dpbadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jul 2009

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    Moving into a new house soon and the first job is getting some quotes for a couple of multi-fuel burners. If its expensive I'll just go with one for the moment but I'm thinking they might do a discount for getting two put in at the same time. Does anyone have any rough ideas of cost for installation in the North Lincs area? or a good installer.

    I've been looking at a couple of stoves from the top 10 on here https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/pages/5kw-wood-burning-stoves-2020-how-to-choose#crystal5
     
  12. {SAS}TB

    Soldato

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    From earlier in here

    Hope that helps with a ballpark
     
  13. dpbadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jul 2009

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    Excellent thanks, I've been adding bits up and a rough idea of bits the cost is £1400 so then just costs for them to put it all in so yes about 2.5k. No fire to take out or dispose of. I'm going to get 2 or 3 quotes and see what they say. I really like the look of the Peanut 5kw bignut stove with a cooking top on.

    edit, forgot to add the oak mantle in so up that by £200.
     
  14. {SAS}TB

    Soldato

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    No probs at all
     
  15. ash_scotland88

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Jul 2007

    Posts: 5,380

    Do having backs on open fires help?
    We have a baxi burnal with the drop in ash pan. No back it it, heat is great close to the fire but almost non existent at the sofa.
     
  16. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 28,833

    Location: Rutland

    Had it lined a few weeks back, second quote was half the price. Thanks for the help.
     
  17. zuludawn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,216

    Good wood supply for future one of two dead mature horse chestnuts, for my Stovax Elise 680 Glass W 7kw. Only used it a dozen times heats the whole house lol.

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    Yes I have a piece of granite to place on the floor for regs, but looks better without. Its there if I ever sell the house.
     
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  18. gort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 May 2003

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    With the new laws in place around selling wet wood, I'm guessing it also applies to the odd individual selling on a bit of fresh wood from a newly chopped garden tree?
     
  19. {SAS}TB

    Soldato

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    I honestly can't see how they'd police it? Gumtree / facepost post "Freshly felled logs" you could be buying them as garden decorations or woodworking, of intending to season them yourself ?
     
  20. Nathan

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,661

    Location: West Midlands

    They just need to provide drying advice? Pretty much a load of rubbish. Business as usual thankfully.