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By Mrs Nelson
#1102833
Hi guys.

Is the 300 to 600 euros that I have been told is a normal fee for installation totally justified.

According to you tube, it’s a 2 hour job,

I understand a certificate and Inspection is required for purpose of the units guarantee, this adds another 150 apparently to the bill.

Has anyone installed their own ?
By alan p
#1102839
Hello Mrs Nelson,
I paid 230e for installation and delivery, It does take around 2 Hours to fit.
I was also told that you had to get a safety certificate but when I asked the store I purchased it from they said I didn’t need one but to make sure I contacted the manufacturer they also told me that I didn’t need one. I also bought the stainless pipe but could have saved a lot just buying the normal stuff. I have had a pellet stove for 2 years now and I’m really happy with it.
Regards Alan.
By brownbread
#1102843
Never heard of a Safety Certificate before, has anybody had a certificate for a Log Burner no, have had 2 pellet burners over the last 4 years.Must say have stainless steel pipe work don´t go for cheap pipe work, think they are great, cheap to run, depending on what pellets you buy, with the Co Op if you have a account and buy 70 bags within a certain time (ie one pallet ) we will pay 4.05 a bag instead of 4.25, would not buy cheap ones and those from Repsol garage are good.
By Mrs Nelson
#1102844
Thanks very much guys

My mate bought a unit for 900 from merlin, then he paid about 350 for installation and then apparently another deuce for the special pipe and the manufacturer wouldn’t guarantee the unit without a bloke from Alicante charging another 150 for his inspection.

I was just wondering what’s the score with the stainless steel pipe

Thanks.
By freddo
#1102851
The Ferreteria on CV855 called Miano has a good range in stock and seem a lot cheaper than where the expats go
By alan p
#1102852
Hello Kev,
I bought mine from Aki’s and dealt with a member of staff called Augusto. He was very helpfull nothing was to much trouble for him. He also speaks very good english which was very helpfull too. Alan. The Model I bought was a Panadero.
By Mrs Nelson
#1102866
I don’t deny anyone their right to earn a crust, 200 euros isn’t a bad price for two hours work I guess, but I’m hearing some stories that 300 to 350 is closer to the fee in my area,

I don’t want to be horrible but it’s basically knocking a six inch hole in the wall and gluing the flu pipe on isn’t it ?

I might need to change jobs, thanks for all the advice.

Kev
By soapydave
#1102885
when installing wood/pellet burner, you need an outside vent to allow air into the room were said burner is installed,and a carbon monoxide detector fitted in said room .
By Mrs Nelson
#1102898
Yes mate you are right,

My neighbour had a fire that cost 2500 supplied and fitted, I went over to look and it’s a basically a trailing power lead to supply electricity, not hard, and a six inch hole drilled in the wall with 2 meters of pipe drilled to the outside wall. This unit has not had an external pipe to supply fresh air to the combustion chamber added.

A 3 hour job apparently, that any diy er could do .....HOWEVER ....

If these units are coming from the factory and require a full technical inspection from a third party or the installer, well that’s another kettle of fish, but I’d like to hope that they are tested before being dispatched

KEV
By Mrs Nelson
#1102927
Hi guys

Does anyone know if the work carried out by a Brit affiliated to corgi or hetas or gas safe in the uk or whatever is recognised as competent here in Spain for the purpose of the guarantee.

Thanks
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