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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:26 am 
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Title says it really.
The AGA is 40?? years old and solid fuel. It was working till the previous owner left showing 'distressed' signs of age but not bad.
It's in a large room so it can stay in situ so....
Do I convert it to gas (expensive perhaps? £2k plus)
Rip it out
Sell it and get the buyer to rip it out
Leave it as solid fuel as a 'feature' in addition to the central heating I'll be installing.

We'll be renovating and probably selling on


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:38 am 
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Personally I think an aga is a positive selling point especially a solid fuel one as it's not dependant on working mains supply. I'd discount the idea of converting to gas. Firstly because this makes it grid tied but more because in your case you are selling the place and won't see a return on it. You could remove and sell on or even install in your own home if you were taken with it but really the simplest idea , and probably the most cost effective is to give it a clean and sell it with the house as a feature.
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I think they are awful bloody things and I woudl be put off a house if it had one. A pal of mine has an oil fired one and it is extremely fuel inefficient. Poncing around with a solid fuel version is even worse. If you are constantly cooking and baking then perhaps it is useful but not many do that these days. There is a good market for these and it might be worth following up on one of the second hand traders who buy and remove them. Probably scrap value payment but saves you doing it.

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Well between us we don't seem to have helped newshed one little bit .


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Twp points of view are better than a mutual back slapping contest :lol:

I hate Aga's. I recall going to see my friend in summer and the kitchen was so hot you would have feinted in the heat. His Aga used to heat the domestic hot water so it was running in summer. I pointed out that he had an immersion on the tank for that but he could not be arsed to figure out what was to be done. No shortage of money I might add.

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The only aga I would avoid is the electric version where all the filaments become quite fragile and can cause problems. I suppose it's the doomer in me that likes the idea of a non grid tied system . Looking out in the warm at all the starving masses shivering when we have power cuts :lol:


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Buy a generator :lol: Still run your heating then. I keep meaning to buy a generator as I am sure I will have a use at some point.

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I am with DW I don't much care for them, if I were looking at doing up the place to sell on, I would take out the aga and sell it, because most folk like convenience, which an aga just isnt. I wouldn't even consider converting it.

Newshed, as you are doing up the place, think of what a buyer would like in this place aga or no aga, if you keep it, does it not limit the number of potential buyers (Like me who don't want it)

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Ask a local estate agent whether it's a selling point or not?
There is a point there about having mains independent cooking and heating.
The one a mate had needed special "nuts" for fuel. I don't know if the older ones are like that.


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May be worth noting that if a full refurb is carried out the OP will need to take care as older Agas and Raeburns can contain quite a bit of asbestos insulation

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dewaltdisney wrote:
Buy a generator :lol: Still run your heating then. I keep meaning to buy a generator as I am sure I will have a use at some point.

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And don't forget fuel storage. I keep a quantity of diesel and as much petrol as I legally can but storing solid fuel is much easier and safer than liquid fuels.


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It all depends on the house and the area, one place it could add thousands to the asking price, in others it could take thousands off. As another has said, speak to the local estate agents, they will know best.


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