We are out and about with the boat at the moment, with the intention of replacing our multi-fuel stove, which was damaged beyond economic repair as a result of melting snow and a lot of condensation getting in to it via the flue pipe last Winter. I had surveyed the job myself, and concluded that the job could turn out harder than expected due to potential problems with corrosion around the flue joints, even though we intended a like for like replacement.
We took the boat to Kings Lock Chandlery at Middlewich, who are the local Morso agents, and stayed while the job was done, as previously arranged. As expected the top of the flue pipe was seized to the roof plate, and was a right pain to get off, which in the end resulted in damage to it, and a repair to re-fit. I am now glad we had the experts, who are HETAS trained, (similar to gas safe for solid fuel installations). We were charged 4 hours labour, and including all ancillaries, the job came in at £760 all done for a new Morso Squirrel 1410. Ouch! But still less than the RRP of the stove alone. Tonight it is a fish supper from the excellent chippy opposite the boat yard, before making for home tomorrow.