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Hi all,

 

Brand new to the forum, hope this is the right place to post.

 

The property I've just moved into has an old multi fuel burner in it. We've had the chimney swept, the burner has had a new firebrick amongst other things but I need to source a new baffle (throat plate) and some other bits for it.

 

The issue I'm having is that I don't know what stove it is, the surface is rusty due to a leak which has been repaired now so I'm going to wire brush that off and repaint it. I can't see an ID plate anywhere.

 

If anyone could help I'd be eternally grateful.

 

Cheers

 

Tom

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10 hours ago, Smiths1287 said:

Hi all,

 

Brand new to the forum, hope this is the right place to post.

 

The property I've just moved into has an old multi fuel burner in it. We've had the chimney swept, the burner has had a new firebrick amongst other things but I need to source a new baffle (throat plate) and some other bits for it.

 

The issue I'm having is that I don't know what stove it is, the surface is rusty due to a leak which has been repaired now so I'm going to wire brush that off and repaint it. I can't see an ID plate anywhere.

 

If anyone could help I'd be eternally grateful.

 

Cheers

 

Tom

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It might be worth scrapping it and getting a new one.  If it is going to cost you say £200 to fix this one up, and possibly you may need to pay a HETAS engineer to check it is safe, why not spend £500 and know it will be good for many years?  Installing a woodburner can cost £2500, but much of that cost is flue liner and labour.

 

Come to think about it, the liner may be at the end of its life as well, so again needs checking, or did the sweep do this for you?

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Thanks Squaredy, much appreciated. I'm new to all this as you can tell.

 

The sweep said the lining was ok and the throat plate could be around 40 quid which if true sounds reasonable.

 

I agree it would probably be best replacing in the long but I'm renting the house ( I don't own it) for a few years only ideally. 

 

I figured the short term option would be to fix it up, my landlord paid for the new roping, firebrick etc. I'll have a read up on HETAS engineers, thanks for the tip.

 

If anyone can help name the stove I'd also still be really grateful.

 

Cheers

 

Tom

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Surely it’s the landlords responsibility to ensure that the stove is in good safe working order and (along with the flue I’m guessing) has a HETAS certificate. Also a CO alarm in the same room.

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I think the manufacturers name will be in that rusty oval bit bottom right. 
Give that bit a wire brushing and see if it reveals anything. You might find doing a “brass rubbing” on that bit shows it better.

My guess is Aarrow. 

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5 hours ago, Commando said:

Surely it’s the landlords responsibility to ensure that the stove is in good safe working order and (along with the flue I’m guessing) has a HETAS certificate. Also a CO alarm in the same room.

Thanks Commando, yes my landlord has made sure there is a CO alarm in the room, it was a struggle persuading them not to simply remove the burner altogether for a cheaper option! 

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5 hours ago, Peasgood said:

I think the manufacturers name will be in that rusty oval bit bottom right. 
Give that bit a wire brushing and see if it reveals anything. You might find doing a “brass rubbing” on that bit shows it better.

My guess is Aarrow. 

Thanks Peasgood, I agree with you. Hopefully that will reveal something, there is a stove wholesaler down the road from me in Bolton so hopefully will be able to  source the bits there!

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The baffle is only a piece of steel plate. Sometimes with a bit of a bend in it.

not a difficult thing to fabricate, especially if you have the remnants of the old one.

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Cheap Indian Tiger brand, they used to bang them out at Trago Mills: -

WWW.CASTFIREPLACES.CO.UK

With a simple finish, curved legs and a cured viewing window for watching the flames, the Tiger Plus Stove also features a...

 

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As above, if you cannot source a manufactures one, it might owrk out as cheap to get oe made up. 5mm? Steel sheet and maybe bent in the middle plus whatever cut outs are needed. If it is a simple flat sheet an hour or so with a hack saw should get something that works. If you want a template to get something made up i would be tempted to cut it out of some card - an old Amazon box? Easy to cut and fold as required, about the right thickness and you'see if it works.

 

Just another point... just check the wood you have besides the burner doesn't get too hot and self ignite

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