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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by snico, 20 Sep 2017.

  1. snico

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    Hi all, not posted here for a long time but in need of some advice that i'm struggling to find online

    I have a property that I am now renting out, which used to be my main residence

    I had a gas safe engineer out today to carry out a gas safety certificate, he has found that the bathroom window opening is less than 300m from the wall heater flue/vent

    The windows in the house where installed by Safestyle approx. 14/15 years ago.

    My question is, FENSA states that Open flue appliances affected by the window/door replacement will be checked for adequacy of combustion air supply. At the time of having the windows replaced, did this regulation still apply?

    Would Safetyle have not mentioned this when recommending the windows, or would they have issued a FENSA certificate?
     
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    I think you're confusing gas regs with window regs. The distance of the flue to *opening* window is a gas reg.
     
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    ... is not the same as the flue being close to an opening.

    In any case, this gas reg can not be applied retrospectively
     
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    I understand that, but the flue/vent was there long time before the window was fitted. Safestyle recommended the half open window to match existing windows, surely their own surveyor should have spotted there was a vent below the window and not recommended that type.

    The original window opened at the top, so vent was fitted well within regulations, the new window break those regultions, that's window surveyor fault surely?
     
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    Flues serving oil pressured appliances should be a minimum of 600mm away from any openable window
    300mm if a fix pane

    Flues serving gas appliances is 300mm
    150mm if a fix pane

    I think there are a few versions of this reg
     
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    Safestyle where FENSA members

    After a phone call today to Safestyle, they have agreed they have made an error in the surveying of the property.

    They are sending someone out towards the end of the month to measure up and replace the window that they installed
     
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    It is a gas appliance yes, and less than 300mm from the window opening, luckily they are going to replace it
     
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    Or extend the flue the opposite way??
     
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    Its not a directional flue, open ended.

    Only option would have been to lower the wall heater, which wasn't possible due to floor clearance, or change the window.
     
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