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LPG boiler in basements?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by sturharv, 14 Mar 2008.

  1. sturharv

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    Just a general question, I know there are regs on installing LPG boilers in basements, basically it isn’t allowed.

    What about installing an LPG boiler in a plant room where only two of the outside walls on that floor are below ground, but the other side of the building is at ground level??

    There are no outside walls available to the plant room, there would have to be a vertical flue on the boiler.
     
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    What do you mean by no outside walls available
     
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    LPG appliances are not allowed in basements because LPG is heavier than air . Any leaking gas could gather at low level with potentially disastrous consequences.

    The big question is:-
    Is there a doorway from that room that leads to the outside at low level [plant room floor level]?
     
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    I was getting round to that SBDC, if there was a door it would be an lower ground floor.
     
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    In your circumstance the answer is no!

    Only if there is one outside wall would it be allowed.
     
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    :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: why not two.
     
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    should have said one or more! :D
     
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    He's got 2 but they're not available whatever that means.
     
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    Sorry I have been a while to reply.

    Basically there is an existing plant room, however the building is being extended and 'built onto' the plant room walls. Originally there was a door on the plant room to outside.

    Therefore the plant room now has no outside wall available.

    The front elevation on that floor (the floor which has the plant rom) is at ground level i.e. you could walk out of the doors at the front to outside, but the rear elevation is built into the land, you would have to go to the floor above to walk out of the rear of the building. The plant room is on the rear elevation, but there is a doorway from that floor (but not the plant room) that leads to the outside at low level.

    Hope I have explained it correctly.
    :LOL:
     
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    If your on LPG and not natural gas change over to oil, I assume you can't get NG?
    Solve the problem and save loads of cash??
     
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    In that case No you cannot have LPG
     
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    Unless you have a hob and oven for cooking in your basement, change your CH to oil. Run your cooking off your LPG, or maybe I missed something...seems simple
     
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    There is a kitchen on that lower floor level which currently runs off LPG.

    Is LPG much more expensive than oil, I have heard that it is comparible :LOL:
     
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    If the appliances have auto ignition they would be classed as "At risk"

    Oil is considerable cheaper than LPG, but how long that lasts remains to be seen
     
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    Copy and pasted courteously of an oilman post;

    Cost of Delivered Energy as at November 05
    Electricity
    3.9 to 7.6p/kwh

    Heating Oil (in condensing boiler)
    4.2p/kWh

    LPG (in condensing boiler)
    4.7p/kWh

    Coal (anthracite grains)
    3p/kWh

    Natural Gas
    2.8p/kWh

    Logs in Stove
    0 to 5.1p/kWh

    Wood Chip
    1.5 to 2.1p/kWh

    Pellet
    3.0p/kWh to 3.5p/kWh
     
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