Installing a used woodburner flue at new property

Hi. I'm moving out of my current property and buying a different one. Due to building works at the current property, an external flue and wood burner have been removed and I'm trying to decide whether I should take this with me and have it installed at the new property or ebay it.

My first question is whether it's straightforward for flues to be reused in this way. I know every house is different, but this flue comes out of the house at ~ 45 degree angle and then runs vertically up the side of the building.

And then second question (hence the MSE part!) is what sort of money might it cost to get someone (a handyman perhaps) to install it for me. There is a fake chimney breast already and so this would be modified to include space for the burner, a hearth etc. But it's the installation of the flue that I'm interested in. If the whole job is going to be a few grand then I probably won't bother, but a few hundred and it definitely makes sense.

Thanks in advance.
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  • stuart45
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    I doubt any HETAS fitter would use a second hand flue and sign it off. If you get a handyman it should really go through Building Control. 
  • daivid
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    I would ebay it. I would expect it to get picked up pretty quick by someone DIYing an installation who either a. doesn’t care about BR or b. is installing where BR are not required e.g. an outbuilding. The listing prices I've seen have been high % of the new price (no guarantee the price was achieved) for a new install I'd rather spend the extra on all new parts. 

  • FreeBear
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    The requirements for clean burning of fuel in stoves has been tightened up in recent years - It is possible that your old stove no longer meets current specs. As for the flue, it will have a limited working life, and may not be worth salvaging.
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  • oligopoly
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    ok thanks all - you've convinced me to ebay it!
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