Lopi Freedom Bay - Cost to Install?

Nathan Posted By Nathan, Dec 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

  1. Nathan

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    Hi Everyone!

    I am interested in getting the Lopi Freedom Bay wood stove insert. I just called my local dealer and was quoted $2,728 for the stove plus $2,000 to install.

    I don't mind the price on the stove, but the install price seems high. Another dealer in the area (who unfortunately doesn't deal with Lopi stoves) said that an install for one of their inserts would run $775 (install) + $539 (insulated liner) for inserts that they sell.

    Does $2,000 for an install with liner sound high to you? Thanks!
     
  2. ChadD

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    $2000 is definitely high. I just paid $850 for a install with the liner.
     
  3. PLAYS WITH FIRE

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    To me, very high! The other sounds about right. Buy the the stove from the other and have other install it. Unless you do it yourself?
     
  4. Nathan

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    Thanks for the responses. Yeah, I was hoping to get the other one to install, but they only install stoves that they carry :(

    Unfortunately, the place that quoted $2,000 is the only Lopi dealer in Maryland. Should I try calling an HVAC contractor?
     
  5. TradEddie

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    $2000 sounds typical of some store quotes, but shop around and you will probably get a better deal. You'll find a nearly identical post by me last January when I suffered sticker shock from the first shop. In the end I paid $1500 for install and was happy I didn't try it myself.

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  6. Eaglecraft

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    Nathan:

    The dealer quote might be on the high side. The cost depends on how complicated the install is. I recommend that you ask the dealer for a breakdown of his installation quote in writing. Sometimes getting an insulated liner down an existing chimney flue is a tough nut to crack. Sometimes the job is fairly easy. Then again, sometimes dealers will highball a quote if they don't want the job.

    I suggest that you contact a few of the NFI Certified Woodburning specialist in the Baltimore area and obtain additional quotes. See the web page:


    http://www.nficertified.org/pages_consumers/consumers-1.cfm

    Good luck with your woodstove install.
     
  7. Nathan

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    Eaglecraft, that's exactly what I needed. Wasn't sure who to call next. Thanks for adding that.
     
  8. DKranger22

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    I just obtained a quote today for a Freedom insert. I was quoted $2,700 for the regular version, $2,900 for the Bay. Blowers included. Installation of $500, and another $500 for 25 feet of liner and cap (316 stainless). I am located in Cleveland, OH. Hope this is helpful.
     

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