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Estrella
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    1. ragtag1
      ragtag1
      hello boxcleva
      have just read your comments on cheap multifuel stoves and my circumstances are very much the same as yours. ie have an old house built in 1920, solid walls, boarded floors and draughts everywhere. my room size is 4mtr x4mtr with an open fire in it, its an adjoining room to the kitchen and the wall has been removed to make 1 large room (kitchen diner) I have an oil fired AGA which heats the room but its a large area to heat and the fire is used to supplement the heating when necessary and also to use when the aga is switched off which i try to do as soon as possible after the winter as it costs £35 a week to run now due to the cost of oil.
      This little stove you have seems just the thing i want and would welcome any info you can give me on it. ie what the make is and where to purchase, i was thinking innitially of just using it without lining the chimney to see how well it performs. Why should i line a chimney for the stove when i have been using the chimney for an open fire for 30 years? What i mean is, these type of houses were built specifically to use an open fire as that was the only form of heat possible that time, there is a fire place in every bedroom in my house 5 and every major room downstairs so i have a total of 9 yes 9 pots/chimneys,the house is a nightmare to keep warm and just to make things worse i live on top of a hill and fully exposed to the elements and the wind.(wuthering heights). i use an awful lot of wood using the open fire and although its only a small grate its alight every day in the cold weather (which is most of the time) and i really must install something which is more efficient and uses less wood. I am told that over 80% of the heat generated with an open fire is lost up the chimney.
      Thanks again for your article on multifues stoves and i hope to hear from you in the future
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