Clueless about Flueless

Hi Folks
I would like some advice on *Fluless gas fires.
Have read the brochure correctly that they can go almost anywhere that you want to put them in the brochure it shows one in front of a glass door (B&Q "The Fire place" page 32 Lascar Flueless stove).
The flueless gas fire would be ideal for me as there is no chimney just a flat wall and I wouldn't want to have a chimney built specially for a normal gas fire.
I have only the one outside wall and suppose I could have a balanced flue but that would mean that the *nice little youngsters in this area would enjoy stuffing the flue with garbage as they have done with our cooker hood outlet.
So is there anything that I should know without me getting a survey (40) done by B&Q but the 40 would be returnable if we got the fire from them.
To be truthful I don't want someone coming along who could be one of the cowboy outfits in the area,who as I have been told are next to useless.
The position I would want it is only about 2 feet from the main gas supply to the property.
Tia
Peace xxx
Ammer Chewer
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Flueless gas fires pump out water at a massive rate, causing mould and condensation. They require enormous ventilation, making them particularly inefficient due to all the cold air you need to allow into the house.
I would strongly recommend not installing one.
Christian.
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On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 17:24:44 +0000, Christian McArdle wrote:

They are fairly expensive, can only be fitted in quite large rooms. And given that they are enclosed they are more like a wood burning stove than a 'real' fire.
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B&Q employ local contractors to do the work and, if our experience with a B&Q fireplace is anything to go by, you have a good chance of it being one of local cowboys that turn up.
Phil
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On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 07:57:06 +0000 (UTC), "Phil"

surround from B & Q and were quoted 500 to fit it!!!
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You have to bear in mind that B&Q usually sell cheap and that goes for the installation service too.
They employ anyone who wants the job and don't pay a lot of money either.
So, you'll probably end up with a rough job.
Better to go to a proper specialist fire company. Look out for one who has a nice neat shop without all the fancy stuff that you will end up paying for.
I had a power flue fitted recently by a local shop and the job was superb.
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On Sat, 20 Dec 2003 11:04:48 +0000, tarquinlinbin

Yes Phil you are spot on as my sister- in- law would confirm having to eventually call in a real professional.

Yeah I noticed some of the estimated prices for installation in the booklet.
I had no intention of using the B&Q offer of installation nor have I any intention of buying from them either cos their prices are much higher from places on the net.
Thank you for the reply
Peace xxx
Ammer Chewer
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