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Changing flue from top to back of wood burning stove

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Evelyncraig1963, 21 Jan 2013.

  1. Evelyncraig1963

    Evelyncraig1963

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    Ive had my stove for a couple of years and it's set back into the fireplace recess with a plate to stop the draughts. I bought an elbow so I can bring the stove into the room a bit to give me more heat but I can't get the back screws loose to get the back plate off. Is this because they have attached themselves due to the heat or am I doing something wrong. I'm a small female so perhaps just don't have the strength to turn the screws?? Please help. Thanks.
     
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    There is a possibility that the screws are actually nuts and bolts, so do check that first.....failing that its a big screwdriver and plenty of muscle, I'm afraid - together with copious sprays of WD40 or similar.
    I doubt whether the extra few inches of projection into the room would make any difference really - assuming your stove flue passes through a register plate which effectively blocks the chimney off.
    Have you considered an 'eco fan'?
    John :)
     
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    HI,

    I am a Hetas registered stove fitter.

    Firstly, you should not be doing this job yourself unless you are doing it under Building Control guidance or are registered as a competent person under an official scheme e.g. Hetas.

    You can only come off the back of a stove with a purpose designed 45 degree elbow (so soot falls back into the stove and does not block the stove) or a T with a soot door. A ninety degree elbow is not allowed. You may of course know all this.

    Trying to dismantle bits of old stoves is often difficult if not impossible.
     
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