Whether you own a narrowboat, wide beam, or Dutch barge, living on a canal boat can bring a lot of fun and freedom into your life, and they’re definitely one of the most alternative ways to live off-grid! Having one of our small multi-fuel stoves installed in your boat will keep you toasty warm on the water during any colder months, and it even enables you to fire up a hot drink on your stove top whilst you chug along! The flue kits below contain everything you need to fit the Hobbit stove into a canal boat. We have designed two different canal boat flue kits in accordance with the BS:8511:2010 advisory standard for fitting stoves into boats, and our flue kits also maintain the traditional appearance of the flue kit above and below deck with our high quality, black powder coated parts.
Canal Boat Flue Kit 1 uses single wall flue inside the cabin up to approximately 200mm from the exit point, before it then converts into twin wall insulated flue pipe. This insulated twin wall flue exits the cabin through the void in the roof and connects to a removable top section above the cast iron deck flange and storm collar. If at any point your single wall flue pipe is closer than 300mm to a combustible surface, then you will need to shield the wall with insulation board or tiles. On the other hand, Canal Boat Flue Kit 2 utilises twin wall flue inside the cabin, and this insulated flue only needs to be placed 50mm from any combustible surfaces. Due to this flue kit having more insulated twin wall flue than canal boat flue kit 1, the flue gases are kept warmer, and therefore the draw should be better. This twin wall section is supported by a close fitting collar, which fits over the pipe and is sandwiched between the top two layers of the deck flange. This then connects with the adaptor, which in turn connects to the black powder coated top section. This section can be easily removed for passing under low bridges etc.
You can see how other people have incorporated our small multi-fuel stove into the design of their canal boats by taking a look through some of our case studies.
"We had a Hobbit stove fitted this week by Alex Reay from Flues and Fires, and I just wanted to get in touch to say it is AMAZING and we love it!
We have a lovely cast iron tiled fireplace which I was desperate not to lose when we installed a small wood burning stove, but until I found the Hobbit on Google, everyone told me it would be impossible to keep the fire surround. The Hobbit is perfect - not only does it fit very snugly, but it looks fantastic and the blue door complements the tiles very nicely.
We are sitting enjoying a fire now and absolutely loving it! Thanks for creating such an amazing product."
The Best Stove Ever!
"It’s the best stove ever! It’s easy to light, very efficient, burns anthracite and stays in overnight (ours has been in for three weeks now). It even keeps a kettle of water at the ready for a cuppa! What more can I say, we love it! Just the thing to make our Yorkshire home cosy, and the cat loves it too!"
Lynn and Andrew, West Yorkshire
First Small Stove Installation
Was looking for a small stove for my first self-install. Found Mark very helpful. Knowledgeable, friendly service. Stove burns well and generates lots more heat than the previous open fire. What is not to like?
A Huge Thank You!
"Dear Mark and Gill, a huge thank you for designing and making the Hobbit stove! We had two different London-based fireplace companies tell us that we simply had to knock out the old cast iron and tile fireplace to fit in a woodburning stove, and that there was no other option! Then we found you online.
We are delighted with our little Hobbit, which swallows up logs and kicks out a good amount of heat. Perfect for the winter!
I will also be writing to the London-based fireplace companies to put the Hobbit on their radar. Best wishes."
Delighted With Our Hobbit Stove!
thank you for your assistance, we are delighted with our Hobbit!
I fired it up this evening after taking all afternoon making a register plate to fit the opening."
"Hi Mark, here's a photo of the Hobbit installed in my Yorkist grate. It’s brilliant! It also throws out a lot more heat than the grate did."
Just to Say Thank You!
"I just had a chat with Gill saying how delighted we are with our little Hobbit stove, and to also thank you both for your attention to detail and excellent customer service!"
The Little Hobbit Has Stepped Up To The Challenge!
"We just wanted to say how impressed and how much of a life saver our little Hobbit has been! It was fitted a few months ago in our holiday home in Rhu, Scotland, which is a large open plan conversion in a Victorian house. This weekend our boiler decided it was not going to play ball. The little Hobbit has stepped up to the challenge, providing heat to a very large area, about twenty eight foot by twenty four foot with a high ceiling of about eighteen foot, keeping the room reasonably warm, warm enough for us not to use cardigans!”
Very Pleased With Our Hobbit!
"We are very pleased with the stove and think it looks great! We restored our fireplace (it was hidden under plaster!) and the whole look is better than we hoped!"
"Just had our Hobbit SE installed in our Victorian fireplace and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. We felt passionate about preserving our lovely fireplace!"
Our Pride And Joy!
"What a fantastic fireplace with the beautiful Hobbit stove. It fits perfectly into the small space and throws out a lot of heat. Here's a photo of our little stove, now our pride and joy and much admired by all who see and feel the warmth."
Chris and C
"Just to bid you all a Happy New Year and to say how much we’re enjoying having our Hobbit stove!
It was easy to fit with the help of your excellent ‘how to’ videos and we’re just awaiting our inspection by building control for the certification.
The Hobbit has fitted neatly into the hearth vacated by the old gas back boiler (with a little cosmetic rendering) and never ceases to surprise us how much heat it can deliver to the point that the new condenser boiler is having an easy life, thereby saving us on gas bills too!
Everyone loves having a ‘real fire’ in the living room."
A Brilliant Little Wood Burner!
"The stove we bought from you is really starting to come into its own as the weather cools down. Here is a photo showing how much one of our dogs is enjoying it!"
"Just wanted to share a picture of our newly installed Hobbit. Absolutely delighted with it, and so pleased we were able to retain our existing fireplace as well. Brilliant product, thank you!"
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