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Reasonable price on pellet stove installation?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kh395269, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. kh395269

    kh395269 New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm trying to find a installer for my Napoleon insert. It seems harder than I thought since most dealers around here seem to want to rip you off if you don't purchase the stove directly from them. What is the going rate to install the stainless liner (about 15ft) and the stove? I believe this stove requires outside air, but can be done through the ash dump. My chimney also needs a good cleaning. I just don't want to get taken to the cleaners Thanks.

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  2. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    I think you'll find it's fairly common for most dealers to charge more for an install on a stove they didn't sell. It's not that they're gouging you, they have a profit margin to maintain. We always charged less for installs on stoves that we sold due to the fact that we were making profit on the stove and materials. The least expensive route is likely going to be finding a sweep to install it for you, if there are any installing sweeps in your area.
  3. buildingmaint

    buildingmaint Feeling the Heat

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    I installed my stove with a friend and we had no problems . Not much to it . Cut hole in wall , stick pipe through wall , seal around pipe with high temp sealant , plug in stove . Is there more to it then that ?
  4. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    This person is looking to install an insert so yeah, there's a little more to it
    than that but not out of the grasp of most diy home owners.


    I'd call around to local chimney sweeps as well. Many of
    them do install stoves. I'd ask for references too.
  5. flueinc

    flueinc New Member

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    Here in maine i think they get 250 to set up the stove and 45 per foot for the liner installed for 316 ti stainless with cap. free sweeping if the chimney is not to bad
  6. kh395269

    kh395269 New Member

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    Great Thanks! My husband is actually very handy - an auto mechanic. He usually installs and fixes most things around the home. I'm not sure why he's so hesitant to take on this project, but I also agree that it seems more difficult to install then a freestanding. Iknow he's not that thrilled with heights, so maybe that is the issue.
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    When we installed the insert for my parents last year the chimney had been professionally cleaned the week before. Knowing it was clean was a load off of our minds. The most difficult part of the project was making the sheet metal shield to prevent wind and/or ash from coming back down the chimney. We dropped the pipe into the chimney from the top, of course after we had measured and cut the pipe to length first. We anchored the top of the pipe to the chimney and replaced the cap. The pipe extends about 2" above the chimney and is about 6" from the cap. We have had no problems with rain, snow or wind.
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