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What would your budget be for a wood burning/multi fuel stove?

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It is fair to say that all budgets are covered by the UK stove industry, from a few hundred pounds up to thousands of pounds. I thought it might be interesting to see the theoretical budget of those interested in wood burning/multi fuel stoves. How much would you pay - leaving installation, etc aside and just looking at the stove price.

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More yr pipe work that cost of stove. Mine was 200 squid plus 200 squid fr stove pipes.  Mate got nice glass fronted sheet steel one fr under 1000 euros. K

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I had a decent 5KW stove fitted into a bespoke brick fireplace in a house with no chimney. The stove only cost 20% of the total cost.

The stainless exterior flue cost 60% of the total cost!

The stove is the cheap bit..........

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I had a Clearview fitted and I think that was about £1200. The stainless flue and gubbins were another £500 and I was charged £500 to fit the lot.

However, I opened up the fireplace, got rid of the 100 yrs of crap, chopped out the bottom of the concrete liner, sorted the floor and laid the hearth myself. Call that a couple of days (it took me longer) for two blokes that know what they're doing and I reckon you could maybe add another £1000 so yes my stove was the cheapest bit too 🙂

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For ust the stove, I would go up to a couple of thousand - it will be a replacement stove so I could up a ptice brakcet (no work to do, fingers crossed I can use the flue liner again).

 

If I was getting new i think my total budget would be £2500 depending if the fireplace was OK to take it (or DIY)

 

Apart from the stove, the budget needs to inclue fitting, flue liners, any brickwork etc, decorating, for a new stove any fire tools, perhaps  wood store. Also to be aware of maintenance - my stove gets a lot of use (5kw to heat an 80 year old 3 bedoorm semi), in 6 year - 3 sets of fire bricks, 1 glass, 1 grate, and needs a new baffle plate next year so add about £50 a year so far.. plus sweeping)

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On 11/06/2019 at 12:56, neiln said:

I think you are over firing that stove.

I would probably agree. My stove has done the last 3 winters and is pretty much on every evening and weekend from end Oct into March/April and, as far as I can tell, it needs nothing replacing as yet. It has been swept of course...

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If you consider the cost of installation over lets say the 20 year life of a stove (a conservative figure) then at £1000 its only £50 a year. However it can be a shock to some people who have perhaps not done their research into the cost of stoves and installation.

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On 11/06/2019 at 12:56, neiln said:

I think you are over firing that stove.

Maybe but to be fair, the glass was a long log, the grate was me being too lazy too often letting coal ashes build up (let that be an en expensive warning), suspect the fire bricks wre half caused by PET coke, the latest one is caused by the old grate moving and warpng as it fell apart - but the baffle plate, defenite caused by it getting hot

 

I do prefer to run it full on rather than ticking over - it appears to keep cleaner that way

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