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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jersey, 28 Feb 2011.

  1. jersey

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    thinking of fitting a wood burner into my open fire opening do i need to remove the fire back or will the exit pipe go straight up the chimney ??
     
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    its well governed
    you need a better liner than a gas fire to the chimney
    you need to involve building control or get an approved installer to fit it
     
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    You can't use the gas liner as big-all said. There are several other things you need to take account of. Read this first & come back with questions if you need advice; http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=254122

    As an add on to one of the links in my post which highlights the dangers. An elderly couple in a village not that far from me recently died as a result of a poorly installed & maintained log burner (inquest report). Don't underestimate the danger to you & your family of an incorrectly/poorly installed & untested DIY stove/flue system of any type. You will just go to sleep in front of the telly & never wake up again; but a good way to go if that’s what you really want :cool: .

    Use a qualified HETAS installer; an independant won't cost as much as you might think (compared to what the stove shops will quote you) but if you really want to DIY, please make sure you know what your doing & get it formally inspected & tested. ;)
     
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    Richard

    Any links to that fatality as to what the faults were ?
     
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    No there was no detail I’m afraid. It was reported in our local rag (EDP) as the result of an inquest; not sure exact day but was within the last week. Cause of death was asphyxiation due to poisonous gasses (same as the young boy on my link) as a result of a poorly maintained wood burner (no detail) but which, apparently, had been installed & in use for some years.

    It does make you sit up & think & if anyone has a stove (as we do), spend 20 quid & fit a Co2 alarm (now a B Regs. requirement) or be concerned if you start to feel over tired. But if youve had a drink & sitting in front of a nice log burner watching that film, you probably won't notice anyway ----- & that's where the danger lies ;)
     
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    And, at last, all new solid fuel installs have to have a CO detector fitted in the room. Building Regs/

    Not that that makes a poor install or lack of maintenance any better, but hey, its a start.

    DH
     
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    sorry should of said i have a chimney liner fitted
     
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    What kind of liner and how old?
     
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    solid fuel liner 904/316 grade and fitted in 2009 so can i just out the exit from the log burner into it :)
     
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    How was a liner fitted to your open fire. Sorry if I'm mistaken but I thought an open fire only ever flued into an open chimney.
     
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    sorry for not replying sooner a gather hood sits on top of the fire back and sealed with vermiculite and cement then the linner is connected to that and sealed
     
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    Understood.
     
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