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fitting a coal fire

Discussion in 'Building' started by jersey, 18 Feb 2009.

  1. jersey

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    i,m thinking of putting in a coal fire in my lounge there used to be one there many years ago i know it,s not a case of knocking a hole in the wall has any body got any tips on what i need to do somebody told me to get it smoked bombed who does this a builder or a sweep :confused: what does it entail do i need planning permission
     
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    Have you got a chimney breast annd stack above the roof line?
     
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    yes mate
     
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    You need to knock out the opening and have a look at whats inside. You will probably need to fit a fireback. Also you need to have the flue tested.
     
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    will a sweep do that when he gives it a clean
     
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    If you get the right one he should be able to either do it, or advise you on what needs doing.
     
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    cheers i,ll ask around that,s the easy bit i,ve told the misses there won,t be much dust ;) ;)
     
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    i need to make the opening for my coal fire narrower can i use normal house bricks or should i use fire bricks and can i use the fire bricks they sell in wilko,s and do i have to use heat resistent cement :?: :?: :?:
     
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    You can use ordinary bricks and mortar to make the builders opening smaller to fit the fireback.
     
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    now iv,e made the opening smaller can i fit plaster board around the chimney breast so i can tile it :idea:
     
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    You can.
     
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    Oh, I know it's an old post but I couldn't stop myself chuckling at the fallen apostrophes in the original post and replies.

    If your apostrophes have fallen, you're going to have to get some scaffolding up around them, use a few Acro props to get them back to where they should be, then attach them to sky hooks, and, fingers crossed, they should stay up for the foreseeable future.

    For future reference...

    Apostrophes are up the top like this: ' ' '
    commas are down the bottom like this: , , ,

    Hopefully that helps anyone else with this issue.
     
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