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Chimney cap suitability

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by TeaAndBiscuits, 6 May 2020.

  1. TeaAndBiscuits

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    Hi all,

    I've got a guy here up on my roof at the moment to remove a spinning chimney cowl like this as it bangs loudly when there's wind.

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    He's brought along one of these to replace it with

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    I'm a bit concerned because when I look at these on the net, every description says they are for redundant flues only.

    I've said this to the guy and reminded him that we have a gas fire at the bottom of this chimney and he just replied "yeah it'll be alright, there's holes in it to let the air out"

    I don't really want to be gassed out by carbon monoxide next winter when I put the gas fire on so can someone let me know if this is OK or not?

    Cheers
     
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    Many thanks for the reply.

    Well he's fitted it but I once again reiterated my doubt that this was correct. He's said he's going to check it out tonight and come back with a different type if it needs changing.
     
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    As per data.....these are for maintaining air circulation in redundant flues and not suitable for you.
    Check out the Travis Perkins website for alternatives.
    John :)
     
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    insist he removes it, there are plenty of safe alternatives.
     
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    Cheers, what would be the best type?
     
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    OK, he's just rung me and said he's going to go to screwfix tomorrow and come back with a metal one.

    Looks to me like the only type that they sell which is suitable for gas, if I don't want another spinny one (I don't), is this:

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    So let's see what he turns up with.
     
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    Loads out there, I tend to go for Colt cowls, the anti downdraught type in particular.
    Well made and long lasting, good for oil and gas.
    John :)
     
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    The flue cap should be specified by a gas safe registered installer and tested once fitted.
    Depending on which gas appliance it is you are venting will determine what type of cap is fitted.
    Get the guy to remove the terminal and get someone in who knows what they are doing.
     
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