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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:26 pm 
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I recently bought a Runswick Multifuel Stove from Town and Country.
It is the inset type that slots into your existing fireplace without the need for extensive alterations.
It does not require a flue liner.

It arrived with very clear and straightforward instructions and my initial decision was to install it myself, but the Mrs was a bit nervous of this, so wanting a quiet life, I got a pro in to quote. He wanted £600. I think this is a bit steep.

My house is less than 25 yrs old and the hearth and chimney fabric is in good order. There is a good updraft. The stove slots in a treat so surely all I need are anchors to secure it and fire cement to seal it - as per the manufacturers instructions?

Or am I missing something here? Are there special tests that need to be carried out? What are the risks? Is there anyone out there with experience in this area that can tell me what the score is?

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You should have the stove fitted by a Hetas registered installer, who will sort out everything for you.
However you can go down the diy route, ie fit it yourself, you will need to notify BCO and pay the appropiate fees, apart frpm fitting the stove, register plates etc you need to have an air vent installed in the room and carbon monoxide detectors, the bco will advise on all of this and will need to see the complete installation, he will then issue a completion certificate which you should display ( usual handy place, stick it to your electric meter ) without this it could void your insurance should you have a house fire related to the stove, and would affect the sale of your house.
I personally would fit a twin wall flexi liner 20yr gaurantee, with top clamp and rain guard, makes it easier cleaning the flue, ie you can clean flue through the stove, by removing baffle plate.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:01 pm 
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Thanks - I suspected there might be the dreaded certification issues lurking there somewhere.
Guess it's just a case of getting comparative quotes from other HETAS installers. I take it they all issue certificates? I don't have to got to bco for these myself?


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If you go via Hetas they sort everything.
Get a few more prices, £600 is expensive for fitting only, although a lot of people are having stoves fitted now, so the fitters are busy, hence over inflating the prices.



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You should always get any Solid Flue stoves fitted by a Hetas Engineer.

Solid fual is just as dangerous as gas

Just as I guide, our fitter in Lancashire would charge 350.00 to install a stove and give you a Hetas Certificate
This is providing it is a straight forward install and no building work

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