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Plume Kit Install

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Mr Sparkle, 24 Aug 2021.

  1. Mr Sparkle

    Mr Sparkle

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    I need to get a plume kit installed as flue is too close (<300mm) to door opening

    However I would like any advice on how how it should be installed or what I should look for with the installation
     

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    Speak to the RGI that’s fitting it
     
  4. Mr Sparkle

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    Here's what will happen

    Gas Safe guy will install the plume kit

    Then a year later when I want a gas certificate, the new gas safe guy will say the following

    'which cowboy fitted this? Well I can't give you a gas certificate on this'.

    and the cycle continues
     
  5. Londoner2

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    Get the gas safe guy who fits it to supply the cert after install.
     
  6. Mr Sparkle

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    Last year I got a gas certificate with no issues

    This year, another gas safe guy said that he couldn't issue a pass certificate because the flue is too close
     
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    Ask the installer if a plume diverter kit would work?
     
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  9. jeff the gasman

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    A certificate is not pass or fail, it’s a report on the safety of the installation.
    If dangerous then the engineer applies the unsafe situations procedure. It’s as simple as that.
     
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    You should ask for your failure certificate and any notices which should be issued!
    Hope you haven’t paid him.
     
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    It should be installed in accordance with the manufacturers instructions, then there can be no argument
     
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    The only cowboy would be you diy-ing it.
    An RGI would provide you with an invoice documenting what works he has carried out, would also note in the benchmark (if you still have it) and would provide his registration number so that future RGIs would see that it was done legit.
     
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    The original manufacturers approach to plume kits were that they couldn't be used to get round the fact that the main flue wasn't installed at the correct distances from openings, corners etc.

    That changed a while back and now a lot of manufacturers allow a plume kit to be used to effectively move the exhaust side of their flues to outside the restricted zones. That now can cause confusion with some engineers as they stick to the original standards, even though it shouldn't, as they should keep up to date with changes in the industry.

    As suggested by others, as long as the manufacturer allows it to be used to comply with distances then a GSR cannot use that as a reason to fail an installation and not issue a safety certificate.
     
  14. Mr Sparkle

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    Thanks for the help guys

    I will get an invoice detailing the work done and his registration number
     
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