Wood burning stove goes in

Ian and Pat from Timber, Fire and Stone finished the installation of my wood burning stove this morning and have done an excellent job. I can’t use it until tomorrow due to having to wait for the joining compound to dry where they’ve connected the stove to the chimney liner. Even then I’m only allowed to have a small kindling fire to check that the stove metalwork gets warmed up slowly otherwise having the stove heat up with a big huge hot fire first of all runs the risk of cracking the metal work as it expands to quickly. I’ve also been advised to clean the stove with WD40 and the slate hearth with linseed oil (with a little added white spirit).

I’m very much looking forward to getting the rest of the wooden floor down, sanded and varnished….. 🙂