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Oil Rayburn Flue Clearance

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by RDW, 12 Jun 2021.

  1. RDW

    RDW

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    I am in the process of installing my new kitchen, but have come up against a risk / issue that I did not anticipate.

    To provide heating, hot water and occasional cooking I have an oil fired Rayburn 480k, it's about 20 years old.
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    The clearance that I have between the flue pipe and the cabinets is my concern. At the top I have just over 25mm, but running down the side there is circa 17mm of clearance at the narrowest point.

    Part J of the building regs states that I need 25mm from the flue to combustible material.

    Is this a risk that I except or do I need to do some re engineering of the cupboards to buy me c8mm to comply with the building regs. I doubt the Building Control Inspector will look at this as the Rayburn is an existing installation. But I don't want to risk burning the house down.

    Is there anything else I can do to mitigate the problem,

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. BoilerBob

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    Yup not enough clearance I always give more don’t want a fire. Bob
     
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