fitting a log burner* Heating pipe question added*pg2

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  1. Nige

    Nige Paid Member Paid Member

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    Check if you are in a smoke free zone. I am and it affects the tyre of stove you can install and fuel you can burn.

    Best thing we ever did !, fitted one a few years ago and never looked back. I do have a free source of timber which makes a massive difference ;). Our gas bill halved when we fitted the wood burner :thumbup:
     
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  2. Collie Forum Junkie

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    no smoke control here checked with my council , so can i burn tyres ;)
     
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  4. Collie Forum Junkie

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    that crazy so and so.
     
  5. mickey marrows Forum Member

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    Re: no lintel..

    If it had a cast iron fireplace in originally it was probably bricked in place so lintel required..
     
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  6. prof Forum Addict

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    I'd quarry tile the existing bricks if they aren't too pretty, totally fireproof. what diameter is that flue liner, if it's only 4" it'll be too small and have to come out, then you may have issues wiith the smoke leaking into your bedrooms.

    I have 35 feet of 6" top quality stainless liner for sale if you need it, it's mega expensive new.
     
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  7. Collie Forum Junkie

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    tthat flue is out thanks as its a gas flue thus unsuitable.

    the lot is getting tiled etc. just need the stylist(mrs collie) to choose what she wants
     
  8. Marty's Dub Forum Member

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    Why not go for an insert stove? Woodburner or multifuel. Plenty to choose from out there! You'll be saving yourself alot of work tidying up that alcove. 5 or 6Kw room heater will be more than sufficient for a floor area 65-70m2.
     
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  9. Collie Forum Junkie

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    so its developed lads and lassess


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    to this no lintel the concrete blocks fell out when the plaster was taken off, its a wonder the wall was even holding the tv up!!!!! so i made this temp brace , its not going any where seeing as its been unsuipported like this for however long i dont know the wall hasnt been supported.[​IMG]
     
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    this was a lintel !!! fibreous board of some description arrrgh [​IMG]
     
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  13. Steve B Forum Junkie

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    are back boilers / heat exchangers or whatever a thing with these, all that heat used up the chimney seems a shame to waste it, when you could at least luke warm the radiators in the house. plan to fit one of these to a new house when i get in it, woudl like to make the place more eficient
     
  14. Collie Forum Junkie

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    prof i do need one but not got the log burner yet so dont know what spec.

    however how long is the one you have and would postage be the killer????
     
  15. Collie Forum Junkie

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    steve b i belive it can be done.
     
  16. Sirguydo

    Sirguydo Fastest milkman in the West Paid Member

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    Hi just put a 18kw stove in my log cabin in the garden, thought it looked nice and could use bigger bits of wood from work.
    Not a mistake as it looks really smart but after an hour my 60 m3 room gets pretty hot so have to open windows. Cost 400 from modernstoves.co.uk owner is a nice guy and has a suped up transporter as his delivery van . My stove doesn't have a back boiler but thinking of getting one for in the house as have free wood supply.
     
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  17. prof Forum Addict

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    mine is 37 feet long, and the flue liner ;)

    plenty for a terrace house,

    postage might be pricey, i'll have to check but it was about 700 when new. it's just been in the garage since as we didn't use it in the end
     
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  18. Collie Forum Junkie

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    a terrace how very dare you i am in a semi lol a run down semi, be better off with a terrace but her indoors preferss this old pile
     
  19. Collie Forum Junkie

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    slowly slowy its getting there!!!!


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  20. Collie Forum Junkie

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    so next job get rid of the water central heating pipes that are still there.

    its a combi boiler . can i just turn on the power and water, drain off the pipes as therre is a tap on the ones you can see in the pic.

    cut rejoin etc. then turn all back on again, will i need to bleed it up after i have done this.
     

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