To fit a stove into a fireplace you essentially need three things: 1. Stove, 2. Liner, 3. Fitting Pack. The Fitting Pack is "everything you need* besides the liner and stove - all in one pack":
- Black pipe that goes into stove
- Adaptor that goes between stove pipe and liner
- Sealing plate
- Cowl (attaches to liner at top)
- Self tappers etc. in a "useful items " pack
- Data plate for building regs
- Fire cement for sealing a) pipe into stove b) adaptor to black pipe c) adaptor to liner;
- Nose cone for dragging liner through chimney;
- Fireproof webbing (can be used instead of fire cement).
The Fitting Packs below might not be understandable unless you first check out the BEGINNER'S GUIDE
that can be found within the menu at the top of the page.
"Useful items packs" ARE SENT VIA POST AND WILL ARRIVE VIA YOUR LETTER BOX SEPARATE FROM ALL OTHER GOODS and are detailed here
(self tappers for joining stove pipe to stove pipe if you wish to make it "really solid"; big self tappers to attach sealing plate to your closure plate (closure plate being the plate that seals off you chimney); extra strong drill bit for pilot holes; "drill bit" for big self tappers; fireproof webbing for making the stove pipe a snug fit into the adaptor).
*Only item not included is the closure plate (big plate that seals off chimney) as we suggest you make your own from 6mm or 12mm thick Hardiebacker board (1.2m x 0.8M and available Jewson's, B&Q and all good builder's merchants).
If you are comparing prices of fitting packs online please be aware that I (Julian) have personally selected all of the items in these packs and have chosen each item for longevity and quality. One example is the cowl. After many cowl failures during my time as a fitter (cowls failing between one and three years after fit due to corrosion, especially on external exposed-to-weather spot welds) I settled on the best pot hanger cowl I could find. It's more expensive than some but it's decent quality and has NO external spot welds (which is where the rust starts). DO IT ONCE DO IT GOOD. Our Vitreous pipe is matt black and of a decent thickness (unlike the wafer thin "eco friendly pipe" sold by some).
Review by confirmed purchaser Matt (Trustpilot): "The quality of the parts is superb, especially the duraflue and the stainless steel cowl. In fact my chimney sweep thought the cowl alone would be £200. Prior to ordering I got a few local quotes and I know I have saved in excess of £1,000."
Review by confirmed purchaser William Whitelaw (Trustpilot): "The Duraflue is much better than a previous sample of cheaper flue. (The cheap stuff could not be cut without unravelling in a razor sharp spiral and collapsed easily)."