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Wood burning Stove Flue Question

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by the_big_1, 8 Jun 2015.

  1. the_big_1

    the_big_1

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    Hi Guys,

    Just putting a flue in for my wood burning stove.
    Read all the regulations etc.
    Only one I have a small issue with and would like advice or what would be the issue etc.

    The regulations say "If bends
    are necessary there must be no more than four in the length of the chimney."

    I have the follwoing on the twin wall flue pipes, one 45 degree to exit the wall, 135 degree on outside wall, then 2 x 45 degree together to avoid roof edge.
    But I would like to add an offset pipe as the single wall flue connecting the stove to the twin wall flue but I guess this pipe would be counted as bends to and so make 6? If i did add this, what issues would be caused etc?
     
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    No expert but would think it's to prevent killing anyone with fumes due to inadequate ventilation.
     
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    What do Building Control say they will accept?

    That's a roundabout way of asking whether you've notified them - if you don't get it signed off it could cause issues with your house insurance if you have any issues (like fires). And in theory if you come to sell the house (though I think that's often overstated).

    Cheers
    Richard
     
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    Agreed however with respect to a burner install I would not accept anything but an official approval.
     
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