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Baxi BBU/fire removal - what to do with the flue?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ClaireT1981, 28 Jan 2017.

  1. ClaireT1981

    ClaireT1981

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    Hi
    I had my ancient Baxi backboiler replaced a while ago but at the time couldn't afford to sort replacing the fire front, so the whole lot was decommissioned and disconnected but left in situ so I didn't have a big hole in the wall.

    We have decided not to replace the fire and are wanting to make more of a decorative feature out of the recess so will be tidying up the hole, plastering etc.

    The only issue I can think of currently relates to the flue - what do you do with it? I have read tons online about fires and flues and there is conflicting advice - would rather not just cover it over as some suggest as a bit of ventilation would be good, but equally don't want soot and god knows what falling down all the time.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    If you want ventilation just cover the top with plasterboard or ply and cut a vent in to match the flue.
     
  4. ClaireT1981

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    Thanks Jeff - was wondering if I could just do something simple like that - with this house though it seems so far that every single job has been far more complex than you'd ever imagine - we'll see!
     
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    If you want to ventilate the brickwork of the chimney - which is advisable - you will have to have the old flue liner & cowl removed and a trickle ventilation pot installed on top.

    If you you do what Jeff suggested with the liner in situ you'll just get ventilation passing up the liner.
     
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    As a half measure I would cut the liner off as far up as I could reach and then ventilate to space to include chimney and liner.

    Not a full job but it would work.
     
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    FFS !!!o_O
     
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