This place is about 3 doors down from me. I didn't know these cookers were hard to come by. I walked in and bought one Saturday (they had their annual BBQ event). Should have posted! They had tons of these (and the pellet version and the other one too). Won't find a nicer business either.
You can still buy at full price, but not really a deal when it's that, so expired it
That didn't last long!
Code has expired, but can still be bought at full price if interested
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Posted 2nd Sep 2019Posted 2nd Sep 2019
Ekol Clarity 8kW Multi fuel Stove (Log burner) £679 at Bell£679£80015% off
These are great stoves. I have had a 5kw version for 3 years and it's still the same as the day I bought it. It was originally recommended by the guy who fit it for me. I have bou… Read more
You can get a ‘proper’ certificate from a self-install via housing control too, or see my reply above (y) and that will save between £1k-£2k overall depending on flue length and work required.
Regulations state that the installation can be done either by an approved installer or signed off by local housing control (who assess the install for which a fee is payable, but were talking 200-300 pounds approx) and therefore a self-install is fine if regs have been followed. Obviously you may know/find an approved installer who will ‘sign off’ the installation for a fee especially if they have been involved with part of the install, for example, by attaching the flue to the burner. Either way you will receive a certificate of compliance (y)
I went with an approved fitter as I want the proper certificate when it's all done. I think you need that if you sell your house with it installed. Don't quote me on that, just what I have been told.
Are there any regulations to say it must be installed by a Hetas approved installer? Or perhaps I was just being cautious when looking into it! I could probably find someone else willing to put it in for me if not!
You must’ve been looking at expensive stoves then as installation is never cheap. The one I pictured above cost me about £400 delivered and has a 5kw output (appreciate you may need more) which heats a room about 3.5-4m x 5m in size. It’s a steel burner rather than cast iron which cost a lot more but I don’t see any massive benefits too them. My one is Defra approved for smoke controlled zones such as London so has good efficiency too. I have an 8kw stove in another room that is also steel and cost about £250 delivered, but admittedly isn’t as nice as the other one, but still does the job and is solidly built. A self-install can save you a fortune too if you’re prepared to put the time and effort in, and can find the time. My first (image above) took 6 weeks from start to finish on my own including tiling and the flue install up the outside of the house, so not quick, but probably saved me £2k overall
I would save up and get the Daniel Boone personally. It's more money but much better. There's a reason this is cheap.
The GMG Davey Crockett seems to be the only option in this price range. The Traeger seems to have a bigger grill and hopper, would you still pick the Davy Crockett.
Very niche item so unlikely to be popular. Pellet smokers are hands down the best smokers at maintaining an EXACT temperature with zero effort but that convenience comes at a premium. I have a Pro Q elite charcoal bullet smoker which is pretty good at maintaining heat for about 8 hours max but can sometimes be difficult to maintain a precise temp dependant on quantity of wind etc.
Go for a green mountain smoker instead
Oh I see...thanks!
This or a kamado? That's my dilemma now....