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Well done the man who built my house. [Jul. 17th, 2012|09:28 am]
Mark Rimmell
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Just had my chimneys swept. Really nice chap. He could have said... "You need them lined, that'll cost yer loads.". But what he actually said was, the bedroom flues are clean and don't need doing (that saved £40) and following a smoke test, the flues are fine don't need lining. So if I have open fires this halves the budget for the fireplaces. The plan at the moment is open fire in the front room, stove / range in the back room. Now I'm thinking I should go for open fireplaces in both rooms and take advantage of the full savings this gives me. Decisions, decisions... but a good problem to have :-)

[User Picture]From: nemesis_to_go
2012-07-17 09:26 am (UTC)
If you have a range, presumably you'd be able to cook on it.

You might not want to do this every day (you'd also have a modern cooker in your kitchen) but for special occasions it might be nice.

You cold also hang wet socks to dry on it, revive sickly sheep in it, fire pots in it, and do all those other things that modern cookers just aren't designed for.

It's always good to have a range of options, that's what I say.
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2012-07-18 08:40 am (UTC)
That's if I can get hold of the fireplace man. Left two messages and he still hasn't got back to me.

Come to think of it I had a survey done on Monday and the promise of an email with some ideas for the living room fireplace...Nope nothing yet.

I want the work to start now!
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