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Boxed in Boiler Flue

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jono_h, 15 Dec 2009.

  1. jono_h

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    I have just been asked by one of my Customers to have a look at a boiler flue that has been boxed in. It is a rental property and during the Landlords Gas Check today the engineer highlighted that the flue (length about 3m running across the bedroom to an outside wall) cannot be boxed in along it's length.
    Apparently, whilst this has been OK for the 4 years since it was installed, a change in 'the regulations' means that this is no longer the case.

    Can anyone confirm whether there has been a change in any regulations to this effect, which could then be retropsectively applied to an existing installation.

    Many thanks,
     
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    regs now are flue should be able to be inspected,removable panels etc
     
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    I have seen a bulletin report from worcester stating that flue's which are contained within a box or duct must be fitted in such a way so that the flue in its entirety must be visible for inspection at service intervals.

    Wether this is a change in regulations or just for the particular manufacturer i'm not sure.

    Also if this was fitted previously it would be classed as NTCS (not to current standards) therefore an advisory should be left (as was) but you are under no obligation to have the matter rectified.

    HTH Sam
     
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    Thanks Gordon,


    Should the Landlady expect them to be applied to an existing installation? I know that the Building Regs apply at the point the work was carried out (unless additional major work is carried out at a later date when current regs may be applied).
     
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    new regs apply on all visit, no grandfather rights
     
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    a boxed in flue fitted before (June i think) 2004 is classed as NCS, after that a risk assessment as per CORGI TB008 should be carried out to ascertain what the classification should be
     
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