Wood burning stove

We are thinking of putting a wood burning stove in our living room and I was wondering if anyone here was au-fait with the flue systems we could use.
As I understand it we can't use a balanced-flue with a solid fuel stove.
The wall it would go on is an external wall (gable-end actually) and so there should be no problem putting a flue on the outside wall, however we don't really fancy a bright aluminium coloured flue. I assume they can be painted or maybe they can be bought already painted black.
Is it a reasonable DIY job, I would need to hire some sort of hole cutter but other than that I guess it would not need any specialised tools.
What height does the flue need to go to? Also can these stoves sit on a wooden floor?
Any helpful hints, useful links etc. would be gratefully received.
Cheers
Martin
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On Sat, 11 Oct 2003 11:41:32 +0100, Martin Carroll

Generally above the highest point of the house by a margin otherwise problems with downdrafts.
I believe building regulations requires a fireproof base for the fire.
If the output of the stove excedes 5KW then you also need an air brick/ventilation.
I believe technically you require a building notice!

These are my saved links from putting in a stove 2 years ago (existing fireplace and chimney so I used a liner).
Chimneys
http://www.nonfumo.co.uk / http://www.hotline-chimneys.co.uk/frames/indexf.htm http://www.isokern.co.uk /
Stoves http://www.aarrowfires.com / http://www.focusstoves.co.uk / http://www.stoveland.co.uk / http://www.woodstoveshop.co.uk / http://www.morsostoves.co.uk / http://www.theheatstore.co.uk/home.asp http://www.tavistockgas.co.uk/woodburners.htm

Lawrence
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wrote:

For a gas stove it's an input of 7KW
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Martin Carroll wrote:

Not IIRC without a forced draught, no.

For wood its likley to be a double insulated stainless steel and very expensive flue.

No. Its not hard at all, BUT IIRC you can;rt exit horizintally, must be at leats at 45 degrees.

Higher than teh house, and no, they can't. Must sit on hearth of incombustibel stuff extending regulatonn distance beyond fire.

Building regs.

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The Natural Philosopher wrote:

That's right - 45 degrees - which is a real pain if it's a 2' wall :-(
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