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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:59 am Reply with quote

I plan on installing a log burner into the existing fireplace. Someone has already mounted a steel plate with hole for 5inch flue. Are there various regulations i will have to follow like with installing a gas fire or can i just go ahead myself?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:05 am Reply with quote


Here's a good place to start:

Stove should be fitted by a Hetas registered person or you can do it yourself by notifying your local building control before you start (125 ish)

Key things to watch:

Hearth construction and size.
You will need an air vent fitting to the room if stove more than 5KW
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:45 am Reply with quote

The quality and conditon of the flue are very important. Make friends with your chimney sweep; he will advise you about flue and cowl and he will install the stove with a port for easy sweeping in future years. He won't thank you if there's no port.

After the flue your arrangements for storing and seasoning the wood are equally important. You need a sheltered well-ventilated place where you can store it, ideally for a year but a full summer is okay if you buy it very early in the year part-seasoned.

If you have a choice of sizes of stove, opt for the smaller one; you will need to burn it a little harder and it will burn cleaner as a result. Nothing is worse than a smoky yellow flame in a shut-down oversize stove.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:55 am Reply with quote

In addition to Goldspoons link, you also need to look specifically at Part J of the Building Regs. &, depending on the type of flue you currently have, you may need a new class 1 flue liner.

Follow correct procedure as you will need to produce either a HETAS certificate or a certificate of compliance from your LABC when you come to sell the property.
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