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A slightly odd request which someone may be able to help me with.....
We have in our apartment a very agreeable open fireplace with dual colour
marble surround of which we are very fond,until that is we light the darn
thing,at which time it consumes rather expensive logs at an alarming rate!
The problem is caused by the fire not having any form of damping control
which means the fire roars away like crazy, heating the chimney more than the lounge!
I wonder if anyone knows if it is possible to obtain/have installed such a device
in order that we might use our fire without being responsible for destroying a
large section of local forestation every time we light the thing:(
Would appreciate any assistance with this matter.
Regards


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You need a lareira. They are fireplace inserts, they will fit it into your existing fireplace. If you have a large room, you may need one with an inbuilt fan, they cost about 1,000 euros, if you have a small room, you can get one for 500 euros.
 

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We bought one (make Fogo Montanha) made by a company in the Algarve.
We have rather a large lounge and once the lounge is at the temperature we require we open the doors to the rest of the house.

Warm enough to keep the lounge in the low 20´s and the rest of the house about 19c
 

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Many thanks for the replies ,I shall investigate......

I have a contact local to Caldas that I trust. He speaks excellent English which is a bonus :)
We have used him for the Fogo Montanha, central vaccum and solar panels.
PM me if you require details
 

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I have a contact local to Caldas that I trust. He speaks excellent English which is a bonus :)
We have used him for the Fogo Montanha, central vaccum and solar panels.
PM me if you require details
Many thanks for that Siobhan,but the wife & I went to Leiria today & found
someone who is coming to look at our fireplace on Tuesday,if for any reason
it doesn't pan out i'll get back to you.:)
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You need a lareira. They are fireplace inserts, they will fit it into your existing fireplace. If you have a large room, you may need one with an inbuilt fan, they cost about 1,000 euros, if you have a small room, you can get one for 500 euros.
Hello, does anyone know where we can buy one of these fireplace inserts urgently in the Coimbra area of Central Portugal? We have already trawled most of the DIY shops without avail! Many thanks.
 

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Hello, does anyone know where we can buy one of these fireplace inserts urgently in the Coimbra area of Central Portugal? We have already trawled most of the DIY shops without avail! Many thanks.
They are available at AKI and MAXmat. But then yoou would need it fitted.

I have the contact of they man who fit oour. I think he might be happy to go to Coimbra. If you want him contact number please PM me
 

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They are available at AKI and MAXmat. But then yoou would need it fitted.

I have the contact of they man who fit oour. I think he might be happy to go to Coimbra. If you want him contact number please PM me

Hi, thanks for your reply but they don't have them in AKI or Maxmat, at least in the ones in the Coimbra area and in Coimbra itself as we have already tried them! No problem with having it fitted, my hubby could easily do it but thanks for the contact details offer.
 

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TRY:
Lareiras J Claro, Lda.
R. Principal 15 Casais de Vera Cruz, LAMAROSA, COIMBRA 3025-341
239963291
Multi Chamas - Lareiras da Lousã, Lda.
R. Vicente D Martins 2 - lj 2 - B Lousã, LOUSÃ, COIMBRA 3200-156
239995716

Lareiras Fernando Carvalho, Lda.
E.N. 17 São Miguel de Poiares, SÃO MIGUEL DE POIARES, Coimbra 3350-211
239428178
Lareiras J. Claro Lda.
R. Principal 15 Andorinha, LAMAROSA, Coimbra 3025-341
239963291

GOOD LUCK
 

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Fantastic thank you so much for the quick reply and all the contact details...will let you know how we go on. once again many thanks. cheers
 

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A slightly odd request which someone may be able to help me with.....
We have in our apartment a very agreeable open fireplace with dual colour
marble surround of which we are very fond,until that is we light the darn
thing,at which time it consumes rather expensive logs at an alarming rate!
The problem is caused by the fire not having any form of damping control
which means the fire roars away like crazy, heating the chimney more than the lounge!
I wonder if anyone knows if it is possible to obtain/have installed such a device
in order that we might use our fire without being responsible for destroying a
large section of local forestation every time we light the thing:(
Would appreciate any assistance with this matter.
Regards


Silverwizard.
Good afternoon, I know of an excellent contact, my husband. He sells and fits Fogo Montanha inset fires. With or without fans. Send him the space to be heated, the size of the fire place opening and he will give you his best price. This is nepotism at it's worse!! Sooty
 

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Good afternoon, I know of an excellent contact, my husband. He sells and fits Fogo Montanha inset fires. With or without fans. Send him the space to be heated, the size of the fire place opening and he will give you his best price. This is nepotism at it's worse!! Sooty
Hi are you in Central Portugal, which area, how far from Coimbra??
 

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Hi are you in Central Portugal, which area, how far from Coimbra??
Hi Sooty

Perhaps you could change your location from just "Portugal" to your nearest town if you don´t want to be too precise;););) That would make it easier to know your location.

I can give the Fogo Montanha FULL MARKS . We have had ours since we moved here 3 years ago
 

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Sorry about lack of information but I am new to this and wasn't sure if first or second message had gone.

We are north of Loule. Geoff fits hundreds of Fogo Montanhas per annum. Also British free standing fires. We also send to all over the country. Glad you are happy with your fire - they are great value and also spare parts are easily available ... not a bad thing in a country where "after sales service" generally doesn't exist!!!!!

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Where to buy things?

AKI - Bricolage . Decoração . Jardim this is a link to their lareiras.

AKI - Bricolage . Decoração . Jardim
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Hi still on the hunt for a lareira in Central Portugal Coimbra area, spent all day yesterday trailing around to the 4 places kindly provided yesterday by Siobhan but none of them had these and sold mainly fireplaces not the actually inserts. Unfortunately Sooty we are too far away from the Algarve to get one from your husband and probably too much hassle to post out to us but thanks for the details.

Also does anyone know where we can buy some metal guttering (not plastic stuff), tried the usual diy shops, big and small but they all seem to have plastic but not metal but was given a number from one of the shops to try for a guy who makes them but no reply on his home or mob number despite various attempts! Any suggestions as to where we can buy these?

Also looking for one of those large plastic water butts the massive plastic ones the Portuguese all seem to use to save water...anyone know we can buy one from in Central Portugal Coimbra area?

Ta in advance and thanks again for the very warm welcome. Have a good night everyone :)
 

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we are just finishing our house and had a fireplace with the insert also had put in . we also had one of these cast iron fireplaces installed,i could give you the number for the fellow except he dosen´t speak english,what type of fireplace or insert are you looking for,i can call him and if he install it in coimbra you can always drive down to the leiria area and i'll go over with you....the ventilated insert i believe ran me around between 7 or 800 € installed
 
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