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drafty open fireplace...

Discussion in 'Building' started by hughesey, 21 Nov 2005.

  1. hughesey

    hughesey

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    hi, our fireplace is drafty, its an open fireplace with a gas real flame fire, when we look in and up the fireplace up towards the chimney we can see straight into the flu' (is that how u call it?) when its windy u can hear the wind whistling around the top of the chimney and sometimes walking past fire you can feel it around your legs...

    how would i go about shutting this off when we're not using the fire?
     
  2. Bylough

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    Hi, sounds like you need to have a metal flue (4") fitted all the way up.
    But ask the experts.
     
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    I don't think the regs will allow you to block it off temporarily as the need arose, as there would be a danger that you had 'closed' the flue and forgotten to open it. You wouldn't get a second chance.

    You may be able to have a metal liner fitted, as suggested, with a cowl that will reduce the draught, but it could be costly depending upon the design of your property.

    Thats the beauty of a gas fire, nearly all of the heat generated is lost, plus you get the added bonus of draughts just to make you curse the day you had it fitted. :LOL:
     
  5. Nige F

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    Had one of those flame fires once.......... :evil: bin it and have the ocasional real fire. betweentimes stuff a sack up the chimney.you`ll soon remember it when you light the coal :oops:
     
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