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Solid fuel chimney advice

Discussion in 'Building' started by toshtastic, 4 Dec 2008.

  1. toshtastic

    toshtastic

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    Hi,

    Im planning on putting a solid fuel fire into my bungalow and have someone coming out to check that my existing flue is suitable for a solid fuel fire

    Can anyone give me any advice on this please? I know nothing about it and I dont want ripped off.

    At the minute I have a living flame gas fire and I live in a bungalow. The chimney stack has been removed from the roof (not sure when) and I have silver flue there now

    The house is an older house (1930's) so I fully expect that I will need it lined, but I want to know what the requirements are for the stack/flue

    Thanks
     
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    Is the flue lined? If so what with, what size and what condition is it in?

    To comply with current regulations the fireplace opening dimensions are limited by the dimensions of the flue.

    Regulations may or may not apply depending on if you alter what you've got or if you install some kind of appliance.

    You may also need to install a permanent air supply, (dimensions depend on fireplace opening size) and if you need new firebacks or appliances etc. then the installer should fix a permanent notice somewhere in the building which gives details of the flue and fireplace and what appliances may be used in it. This is usually an aluminium plate which is often found next to the consumer unit.
     
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