Everything you need to fit the hobbit stove including the installation of a stainless steel 316 grade 1 chimney lining. This installation of the flexible liner being inside an existing masonry chimney.
The job is normally a day for two people.
The ease of the work is mostly dependent on two factors.
1. Ease of access to the roof and the chimney stack and pot.
One person will be at this top end and will feed down the stainless steel flexible liner.
To assist this process we have modified our flex pipe adaptor which is the component that attaches to the bottom end of the liner.
A rope can be tied to the small bar we have incorporated which is a far superior system than the hopeless nose cone attachment supplied in other chimney lining kits. Our system means that it is very much more straightforward for the top and bottom people to coordinate lowering, twisting and sometimes lifting the chimney liner in order to pull it down the chimney.
Once this cross bar fixed across the end of the adaptor has helped pull the chimney liner into position. The bar can be easily removed. As this is then fire cemented inside the single skin flue pipe which in turn is fire cemented into the flue collar positioned on the stove.
When you are using a top flue connection it is easier to cement the male end of the pipe to the collar first, then attaching the pipe to the flex pipe adaptor spiggot, and finally then attaching the flue collar to the body of the stove with the two fixing bolts.
When attaching to the rear of the stove the flue can just be offered up to the collar if cut to the correct height and cemented in place with the collar already bolted to the body of the stove.
2. Ease of fixing a steel register plate in position.
Normally located behind the lintel or up inside a traditional cast iron fireplace. The old chimney to prevent it drawing air which will not pass through the stove needs to sealed at the base with a plate. Air being drawn up the flue will then need to pass through the stove. This will effect a healthy draw and safe efficient burning of the stove. The plate supplied in our kit is 550 mm x 350 mm and can be cut down to fit. If a plate cannot be fixed then either a vertical plate could be considered or sealing the system at the top where the chimney pot contacts with the suspending cowl. We would recommend both the chimney pot, cement flaunch and stack pointing,or lead work, as a minimum,should all inspected and repaired where necessary and if applicable. It maybe also that if the chimney stack is on the North facing gable end of the property that a suspending cowl system where insulating the liner is not possible would mean that this type of flexible flue arrangement was not suitable. Better in this set of circumstances would be to remove the pot and thus back fill the liner with an insulative product. Re-flaunch the pot back on and attach a cowl for good measure.
Kit includes, single skin flue pipe (250mm, 500, or 1000mm), steel register plate (600mm x 300mm) fire cement, Flex to pipe adaptor, 316 grade stainless steel flexible liner (5m to 12m length), Terrocotta powder coated suspending cowl with bird guard.
Our stove fitting and chimney lining kits comprise all the components you need to not only install a chimney lining system but also the stove itself, as our kits include the register plate, single skin flue pipe from lining to stove and even a cartridge of fire cement to professionally seal each component to the next. With this kit you can successfully self install your stove and flexible flue lining for a fraction of the cost of employing a HETAS stove installer or competent builder. If you have a friend and one of you has a head for heights then if the chimney stack and pot are reasonably accessible, the job can be completed in a single day. Choose length of single skin and length of flue liner you require and with one easy click you are also including all of the other flue and lining components you need to carry out a professional job.