Renovation project - Installing a Wood burner in France
We have given up on buying a fire on
line and decide to go to the shops once more to see if we can find
one. We are in a local town and see exactly the fire we need, it is
the right size to fit in to the fire place and it is a style we both
like and the best bit is, it is in the sale with 20 per cent off the
We buy it straight away, as I have
said before if you see a bargain, buy it, because it will not be
The next issue is how do we get it
We arrange to collect it in the week,
so we have time to arrange transport, we no longer have the roof
rack. (though this is not recommended, our old car had dents in it
for ever after getting our last fire on there!)
Just as we are about too leave we
notice our friend Simon entering the shop, talk about good timing,
for us not him!
He agrees to take it for us in his
We meet him back at the house and they
manage to get it in to the house, these fires are unbelievably heavy.
I am upstairs finishing off some
cleaning and when I come down, John has somehow managed to lift it
and set it in place, I am sure he is super human at times. No person
should be able to lift one of these fires on their own.
That is it we have a fire in place, John has swept it so it is ready to use once we have the flue in
The day is spent cleaning and sorting
out the bed, John fits the flue liner, we have bought the metal
tubes, these fit one on top of the other until they reach just
outside the top of the chimney stack.
This is the most cost efficient liner
and works well, the tubes are sold by most builders merchants and
shops that sell fires.
We do not have any wood yet and
arrange for a cord to be delivered tomorrow. Our friends let us take a
bag of wood from their store so that we can light the fire.
We have a cooker and fridge and we
know have the bed. Once we have a mattress it will be time to move in.
Today is a happy day.