Multi fuel stoves and wood burners.

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I have moved all the discussion to this new thread to keep it on topic thumb.

I spent yesterday chopping up my driftwood ready for the winter.
We cooked scones last night in our MF oven stove. It's brilliant.
The hardwood will be running our OOni pizza oven tonight


We have a coal fire which i would happily keep but SWMBO wants to get the chimney opened up and a multi fuel stove installed similar to the one below, i know i will like it once its in but the upheaval is going to do my head in.

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We have a coal fire which i would happily keep but SWMBO wants to get the chimney opened up and a multi fuel stove installed similar to the one below, i know i will like it once its in but the upheaval is going to do my head in.


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Honest you will not regret it! Stoves are so controllable. We even have a flap valve above the 5kw in our old chimney to reduce the pull. The new one (5kw pic) is 8.5kw and we had to put fire bricks inside to reduce the heat output. Cooks a chicken in under two hours! with the animals salivating in front! I'll put a pic up of ours once I finish the drying racks properly. Dean-Dartmoor-Baker-W5.jpeg
 

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I have never seen one of those what a great idea, i guess that was what they were like before they became a fashion statement for the living room and they ditched the oven part.
 
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We have a coal fire which i would happily keep but SWMBO wants to get the chimney opened up and a multi fuel stove installed similar to the one below, i know i will like it once its in but the upheaval is going to do my head in.

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Worth it though Chippy ,they give out loads more heat and are very efficient :)
 
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Get it done..chap works with me just had this done. All finished in a couple of days and it looks great. You getting someone in to sort it or smashing it up yourself?
 

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Get it done..chap works with me just had this done. All finished in a couple of days and it looks great. You getting someone in to sort it or smashing it up yourself?

I will be getting a company in i am way too lazy to do the donkey work myself, a family member had hers done last year by a local company and they did a cracking job and were very clean considering the amount of dust that is created.
 

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I will be getting a company in i am way too lazy to do the donkey work myself, a family member had hers done last year by a local company and they did a cracking job and were very clean considering the amount of dust that is created.
Nowt better than a recommendation! You wanna get a chainsaw and go harvest some fallen trees..
 
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Having watched a few youtube videos of chimneys being opened up i think it may be a couple of days minimum.



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Well seasoned and dry logs only!
Those freshly fallen wet green ones are phenomenally polluting and bung your chimney flue liner up in no time.
A Stainless flue liner is essential or your brick lined chimney will not thank you for it either.
 
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@531Man

Weel seasoned and dry logs only!

Thanks for the tip, we are using seasoned logs and smokeless coal now as we can no longer get "proper" coal. ;)

Those freshly fallen wet green ones are phenomenally polluting and bung your chimney flue liner up in no time.
A Stainless flue liner is essential or your brick lined chimney will not thank you for it either.

Our chimney is in good condition as we had it tested wen we removed the old gas fire and decided to go back to coal a few years ago, i wasn't aware you could install a stove and use the existing chimney i assumed as all videos show a liner that was what you had to do, this would save a few hundred pounds so i hope it is the case.
 
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We have a Stovax Elise which is an inset fire. Took the guys less than 5 hours to install - they removed the old fire bricks then set the new fire in - no need to open up the chimney.

Only 5kw but the room can be as hot as 25C !!

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We have a Stovax Elise which is an inset fire. Took the guys less than 5 hours to install - they removed the old fire bricks then set the new fire in - no need to open up the chimney.

Only 5kw but the room can be as hot as 25C !!

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For C_Ts benefit,
Am I right that you had yours installed in a preexisting chimney but with a new liner installed for the multi fuel stove?
Also that there are newish rules/regulations about permitted types of stove and installation specs?
 
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I took out a 60s style surround and reopened up our original fireplace so we could get a multifuel stove installed. Beyond worth it. But the filthiest work I'd ever done... Until I took down the lime plaster and lath from the hallway, that was
 

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We have no CH and rely on three of these to warm the entire house. Unless the temperature falls below zero, we rarely have more than one lit and never all three. I think the builder liked to make a feature of them. The stairs are open plan so the heat rises upstairs anyway. Dry, well seasoned wood is essential. Oak takes 2 years, a year out in the rain and another under shelter. Beech and Ash are ready sooner. Chestnut is fairly good, bit it spits and crackles. The most effective fires are free standing with lots of exposed flue pipe. Every exposed bit radiates heat. Insets are a compromise, but can be unavoidable depending on the room.
Lots of folk over here a moving to wood granules. Not as pretty, but a lot cleaner and easy to carry on 10 kilo bags. They burn evenly and the feed/flow can be regulated to provide more or less heat. They leave very little ash.
The most important thing, though, is to use dry, well-seasoned wood, not broken up pallets nicked from someone's skip and not painted wood.
You also need plenty of space to store your logs, at least a ton at a time. Otherwise go for bags of pellets.
 
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@531Man



Thanks for the tip, we are using seasoned logs and smokeless coal now as we can no longer get "proper" coal. ;)



Our chimney is in good condition as we had it tested wen we removed the old gas fire and decided to go back to coal a few years ago, i wasn't aware you could install a stove and use the existing chimney i assumed as all videos show a liner that was what you had to do, this would save a few hundred pounds so i hope it is the case.

A flue liner is essential, I think. Unless you are absolutely sure of the integrity of your chimney. Installation of the liner is the pricey part of the job unfortunately, especially if scaffolding is required.
 
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