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bio ethanol fires any good?

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movingonup2015 Tue 20-Oct-15 12:16:11

I have a chimney breast in my dining room but its blocked up. I really wanted a wood burner but sadly funds wont stretch that far now and I don't want to go knocking a hole through the chimney breast so it's staying blocked up.

I have a fire surround but it looks quite odd without any form of fire in there. I cant have an electric one because the plug sockets are over the other side of the room and I don't have gas either (only for CH)

I have been looking at the bio ethanol fires as a nice alternative so that a) I have something to actually put in the fireplace and b) I can have real flames without having to worry about chimneys and flues and plug sockets etc.

I'm not particularly bothered about the running costs because it wont be used as a main source of heat just a nice compliment whilst we are sat eating in the dining room so won't be on for more than an hour a day I wouldn't have thought but I would still like to have some heat from there.

Does any one actually have one and do they look as nice as they do on the photos?

PigletJohn Tue 20-Oct-15 13:05:55

they create moisture. Someone will know the figures, but it is probably something like a litre and a quarter of water for each litre of fuel.

I am not in favour of flueless fires where you breathe the fumes, but it will probably not kill you. Gas and oil flueless fires are more worrying.

movingonup2015 Tue 20-Oct-15 13:31:22

yeah I did see the bit about creating moisture but I open all the windows in my house every day for ventilation so not massively worried and again will only be used maybe an hour an evening

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