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Gettng a gas fire fitted... How much??

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Found 21st Aug 2010
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Just bought an absolute bargain gas fire from B&Q. Called Westminster Multiflue. To be honest, I only bought it because it was such a good deal and it seemed more sensible to get a new one since I was getting a new hearth and fire surround and would need a gas fitter anyway to get the panel fitted the fire.

Obviously it didn't come supplied with a free fit, so need to sort a fitter. I just plonked it onto "mybuilder.com" and was a little taken back by the first quote thats come up of £199

Its just a simple swap over replacement and to be honest, I cant see it taking more than 90 minutes to 2 hours, but guess its one of those "you need a certificate so I'm going to rip you off" scenarios.

So whats the going rate?

The fire has a flue at the back, but no chimney involved. (In fact I dont even know if its the right one for me - but saying "multiflue" I guessed it was.

What would seem a fair price?


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ah another cheap skate thread ...
If the gas paipe is already in place and the flue is sound when tested it should be a very simple job.

when you say no flue, is it a balanced flue fire you have or a flueless??
Edited by: "souljacker" 21st Aug 2010
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dog_cop

ah another cheap skate thread ...



No skates.... just fires.

Shizen.... The second quote has just come up as £270.

I'm going to reply and ask him how many days does he think it will take as I thought it would only take 90 minutes!
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guv

No skates.... just fires.Shizen.... The second quote has just come up as … No skates.... just fires.Shizen.... The second quote has just come up as £270.I'm going to reply and ask him how many days does he think it will take as I thought it would only take 90 minutes!



get some polish bloke or blokes in
Edited by: "dog_cop" 21st Aug 2010
Live dangerously & do it yourself.
Looking at the fire spec you need either a chimney or a pre cast flue for that fire, I take it you have one of them?
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dog_cop

get some polish bloke or blokes in



No point... they need to speak English and issue a cert.

souljacker

Looking at the fire spec you need either a chimney or a pre cast flue for … Looking at the fire spec you need either a chimney or a pre cast flue for that fire, I take it you have one of them?



I dunno! Whats a pre-cast? The existing is through the wall and the flue has a cage over it. I thought it meant that was a balanced flue.... But I really havent a clue. Like I said...... It said multiflue - I thought that would cover it.
no good for you
guv

I dunno! Whats a pre-cast? The existing is through the wall and the flue … I dunno! Whats a pre-cast? The existing is through the wall and the flue has a cage over it. I thought it meant that was a balanced flue.... But I really havent a clue. Like I said...... It said multiflue - I thought that would cover it.



you've got a balance flue fire at the moment, this needs a chimmney or flue which you haven't got

You'll need to take this back.

The only fires you can have are balanced flue ones
Edited by: "souljacker" 21st Aug 2010
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DAMNOME

no good for you



souljacker

Looking at the fire spec you need either a chimney or a pre cast flue … Looking at the fire spec you need either a chimney or a pre cast flue for that fire, I take it you have one of them?



Oh poo!

So what is a precast? There is no chimney - and the flue is simply the other side of the wall.

So this bargain thats online for £379 that I got for £48 is bound for ebay then?
A precast is like a chimney but it's a load of square type blocks stacked on top of each other to make a sort of false chimney.

yeah no good to you unless you want to spend a lot of money building a chimney stack
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souljacker

A precast is like a chimney but it's a load of square type blocks stacked … A precast is like a chimney but it's a load of square type blocks stacked on top of each other to make a sort of false chimney.yeah no good to you unless you want to spend a lot of money building a chimney stack




LOL... I'll pass then!

So much for the bargain!
dog_cop

get some polish bloke or blokes in



As long as they are qualified, then what is the problem with that?
Do you have a problem with Polish people?
Relatives friend had one of these i think put in a while back & cost is what you are getting quoted
Cost them i think £250
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