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albert kidd said:
hi stove man..ive a quick question that i think i know the answer to!!..looking to get an inset stove around the 4/5kw..like most these days money is fairly tight and im trawling the internet trying to come across the best deal..the stoves on the like of done deal that some are selling are alot cheaper then most other sites ive looked on..are they a cheaper stove for a reason..would i be better to swerve and pay the extra?


Unfortunately you generally get what you pay for. If you can afford the extra look at the Aarrow ecoburn Inset. reasonable quality or the esse 300 series, stovax stockton inset, stovax riva.
A lot of the stoves on donedeal are made in China.

Have a look at various manufacturers reviews here by owners. www.whatstove.co.uk

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Ky Abu said:
The house has been renovated so there are now 12 rad's, whereas the old house had 6 rads. Think it was a Stanley Super 80 we had. The Stanley Donard is on offer at the moment in MD O'Shea's Killarney, €3995 which is €1000 cheaper than the retail price.

Of the Stoves, the Blacksmith would be good so?


If you give me the measurements in cm of the 12 rads I'll work it out for you the Kw output required on the back boiler. Some will be either double or single rads.

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mk2 Registered User
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Just finished installin a Boru chieftain inset boiler stove here's a couple pics!


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wait4me Registered User
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mk2 said:
Just finished installin a Boru chieftain inset boiler stove here's a couple pics!


Nice job - just like what I want to do!

Stove Fan Registered User
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Hi,

The install looks lovely

What do you think of your new stoves boiler performance? How many rads is it heating? A review would help others.

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albert kidd Registered User
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Stove Fan said:
Unfortunately you generally get what you pay for. If you can afford the extra look at the Aarrow ecoburn Inset. reasonable quality or the esse 300 series, stovax stockton inset, stovax riva.
A lot of the stoves on donedeal are made in China.

Have a look at various manufacturers reviews here by owners. www.whatstove.co.uk

Stove Fan


cheers for the reply stove fan

i was off that thinking myself

ive seen a few mention the esse alright and think ill go that route..from some posts i gather you dont need a flue going from the esse up to the flue gatherer is that right?.,is it a case of sitting it into the chimney opening..do you need to fill the void left between the stove and the chimney opening on each side?

cheers again.

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albert kidd said:
cheers for the reply stove fan

i was off that thinking myself

ive seen a few mention the esse alright and think ill go that route..from some posts i gather you dont need a flue going from the esse up to the flue gatherer is that right?.,is it a case of sitting it into the chimney opening..do you need to fill the void left between the stove and the chimney opening on each side?

cheers again.


No, you dont need to connect the stove to the flue gatherer providing the chimney is sound. If not it would need a flexi liner connected to the insert stove.
jYou ust slot it in and follow the manufacturers instructions.
With regards to backfilling I have read the instructions and they say being double cased you dont have to but they do say it can give better efficiency so I would backfill with vermiculite to fill any voids. See
http://www.esse.com/support/multifuel-stoves/operating-instructions/300_install-operate.pdf

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albert kidd Registered User
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Stove Fan said:
No, you dont need to connect the stove to the flue gatherer providing the chimney is sound. If not it would need a flexi liner connected to the insert stove.
jYou ust slot it in and follow the manufacturers instructions.
With regards to backfilling I have read the instructions and they say being double cased you dont have to but they do say it can give better efficiency so I would backfill with vermiculite to fill any voids. See
http://www.esse.com/support/multifuel-stoves/operating-instructions/300_install-operate.pdf

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that'll do the finest stove man..i appreciate the replies..hopefully be up and running by this time next week..have to get a plumber in to unhook a gas fire and ill be good to go.

once again thanks for your time.

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mk2 Registered User
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Stove Fan said:
Hi,

The install looks lovely

What do you think of your new stoves boiler performance? How many rads is it heating? A review would help others.

Stove Fan

The performance is great i can't belive the heat in the house,i have 12 rads coming off it and it heats them no problem,the chieftain is 17kw output 15kw to water and 2kw to the room which is about right for me,i would advise anyone thats thinking about getting a stove in to do it its well worth it you would think the heating is on from about an hour after the fire is lit,the materials cost me €690 including pump tank and thermostat,the plumber charged €600 for the work he had to mod the flu reducer to fit and he got a plasterer to patch up the wall and he fitted the chimney cowel,and the stove and fireplace cost €2960 fitted feel free to ask any questions!

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Brianne Registered User
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mk2 I'm curious of how much heat it throws out to the room. Do you have a rad in that room and do you think it throws out the same heat as the fire or more or less heat? My room is 16x12 approx. I still have'nt got the inset as I'm worried that the room won't be warm enough.

mk2 Registered User
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It gives out less heat than an open fire but the gain through out the rest of the house more than makes up for it,i do have a rad in the sitting room with the heat from that and the stove its dead on i wouldn't say its not warm enough!

Brianne Registered User
#1,452

Thanks mk2 that probably would'nt suit my room then as its not the warmest of rooms on a very cold night. Just wonder if anybodys heard of Hi Flame stoves. Are they a British company or are they manufactured in China. They have a new inset boiler stove with 4 output to room.

philr87 Registered User
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Hi everyone,
I'm new to here and would appreciate some help and advice regarding plumbing a stove in conjunction with our oil boiler.we're thinking of getting a stanley erin boiler model put in the kitchen.We have a bungalow.There is a standard 8 inch flue in the wall just to connect into it.The heating at the moment is run off a grant vortex condensing boiler.when the house was built we put a 1 inch qualpex pipe in the floor running from the hotpress for the provision of a stove(for the return).looking at measurements the flow pipe from the stove will be approx 700mm from floor level.I need to check the size of the cylinder but I think it is a 36x18.Its a dual coil insulated.The bottom of the cylinder is approx 400 mm from ground level.Could the flow pipe rise vertically up the wall into the attic and travel approx 5m on the horizontal before coming back down into the hotpress into the cylinder???also need to check with our plumber if our system is open or sealed or pressurised etc...All advice would be appreciated thanks!

Ky Abu Registered User
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Stove Fan said:
If you give me the measurements in cm of the 12 rads I'll work it out for you the Kw output required on the back boiler. Some will be either double or single rads.

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Hi Stove Fan

Thanks for the help

All double radiators bar two and two Bathroom towel heaters

1 Rad - 1200 X 500
2 Rads - 500 X 500
1 Rad - 700 X 500
1 Rad - 800 X 500
4 Rads - 900 X 500
2 Rads - 900 X 500 X Single
2 Towel Rads - 800 X 500

cordni Registered User
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While thinking about getting a stove I found the pictures on this thread to be really helpful. I thought I would repay the favour and post some pics of my new stove. I'm not totally finished as I need to stain the mantelpiece and the wire hanging down is for some spot lights

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