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04-02-2021, 16:50   #1
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Replacing an open fire with what?

Hi I'm wondering if anyone suggest an alternative heating source that I could put in place of an open fire?

I don't really care much for the fireplace at all but an older person lives in house who really likes their fire.

So can anyone suggest something that I could put in it's place?.

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04-02-2021, 18:50   #2
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a room heater stove would be much more efficient and cleaner. would produce less ash too.
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You'd have to consider how well insulated the house is too.

All well and good throwing in a small stove or heater if it's well lined

Not so good if it's an old house and they mostly rely on having to sit by the fire each night
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Wood burning stove. We have two of these in the house, only problem is they're too bloody HOT !
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Being in a rental I have to take what is there and this time is great. A solid fuel stove that also has a back boiler and radiators.

As for sitting by the fire; we old ones love to do that and not just for the warmth. It is a great comfort to watch the living flames.
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10-02-2021, 19:08   #6
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Hi I'm wondering if anyone suggest an alternative heating source that I could put in place of an open fire?

I don't really care much for the fireplace at all but an older person lives in house who really likes their fire.

So can anyone suggest something that I could put in it's place?.

Thanks
S
If you go for a stove make sure it’s not to big, kilowatt output, otherwise the place will be as hot as balls.
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15-02-2021, 20:55   #7
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Wood burning stove definitely. We have had one for 3 years and light it on cold evenings and weekends. Much more efficient than an open fire, will improve your BER rating. Very little ash too but use kiln dried logs, no damp wood.
Also compressed wood cylinders from Belgium called Wonter Bric are very good at the start and later in the evening to keep the fire going on a low level, work just like peat briquettes without the damage to the environment.
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we replaced a small open fire with a small inset wood stove and it's brilliant - easy to light, massive heat with kiln-dried ash and oak and with the door, no heat-loss at night - just get a proper contractor to fit to avoid any chimney issues later
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Flame effect fire - gas or electric.
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Flame effect fire - gas or electric.
Gas no way; it's fossil fuel.

Except maybe for Seniors (80+) for whom wood burning stoves may be too risky, An aunt (now deceased) had a gas fire operated by a remote control like a TV, very safe for her. But I would prefer electric.
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Gas no way; it's fossil fuel.

Except maybe for Seniors (80+) for whom wood burning stoves may be too risky, An aunt (now deceased) had a gas fire operated by a remote control like a TV, very safe for her. But I would prefer electric.

If the house already has a gas supply why not. Cleaner, more convenient (esp for a senior), less polluting than solid fuel.
But elec is more ideal. My sister has one that is grate!
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