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Multi Fuel Stoves

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:56 pm

So, I'm moving house tomorrow (assuming everything doesn't go wrong) and one of the things I want to do is switch the gas fire in the front room for an inset multi fuel stove. The fireplace is pretty lovely, with original tiling, so we don't want to detract from that. Wondering if anyone has anyone experience with them?

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Post by Ethiaa » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:07 pm

YES! We did exactly the same thing with our wood panelled room which I'm pretty sure you've been in.

We got one of these installed...

http://www.stovax.com/stove-fire/stockt ... on-milner/

Love it. Best if you are cutting your own trees down as you need to bear in mind log size when chainsawing.

EDIT: wrong fire, updated link

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Post by mrblackbat » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:23 pm

Yes I know the one. That looks a pretty cool stove; not sure whether the little hat would suit our (well soon to be our) fireplace. Though, spending some time looking, there's one with a flat top that I think would be better.

The one's we've been looking at so far are:-

https://esse.com/multifuel-stoves/esse-301-mf/

http://www.agastoves.co.uk/aga-stoves/t ... y/stretton

http://www.woodburnerwarehouse.co.uk/st ... stove.html

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Post by Ethiaa » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:31 pm

Mercedes stove :D

Ours...

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Pity about the lovely brass surround that got hidden.

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Post by theadore » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:44 pm

Had one of these installed a couple of years ago... In black rather than the cream one in the picture

http://www.charnwood.com/range/stove/cfour.aspx

Can't recommend enough.

Never bothered with anything other than wood... Although we got the option. Also we had a bricked up builders opening so just knocked through.... But annoying that you never really know what you're dealing with until you start.

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Post by mrblackbat » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:23 pm

Ethiaa wrote:Mercedes stove :D

Ours...

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Pity about the lovely brass surround that got hidden.

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That does look lovely. Once we're in, I'll take a piccy of the fireplace with the existing (eurgh) gas fire in.

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Post by mrblackbat » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:26 pm

theadore wrote:Had one of these installed a couple of years ago... In black rather than the cream one in the picture

http://www.charnwood.com/range/stove/cfour.aspx

Can't recommend enough.

Never bothered with anything other than wood... Although we got the option. Also we had a bricked up builders opening so just knocked through.... But annoying that you never really know what you're dealing with until you start.
In the other room is an original range from 1898, which is coal, so we may have times when we have coal but no wood. I'll post a pic of this too, cause it's AWESOME.

Though intend to use wood in the stove that will go in the front room, really.

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Post by mrblackbat » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:47 am

The range from the back room:
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Post by Gibbon » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:45 am

That IS a lovely Range. I particularly like the cat warming shelf on the front.

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Post by mrblackbat » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:19 am

Turns our we can't fit a wood burner as the fireplace isn't deep enough. :(

Would have to rip it all out and have a new hearth if we wanted one; probably a bit excessive.

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Post by theadore » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:09 am

Want to borrow a sledgehammer?

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Post by Ethiaa » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:58 pm

Even a milner? Surprising.

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Post by mrblackbat » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:41 pm

theadore wrote:Want to borrow a sledgehammer?
Not keen on making a hole to the outside.....

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Post by mrblackbat » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:43 pm

Ethiaa wrote:Even a milner? Surprising.
Yep, only 290 mm deep! The Hetas guys was proper surprised, said it was the shallowest chimney he'd ever seen!

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