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  1. Hi all, we’re looking at a multi fuel burner installation with this set up as the starting point: The bungalow was built in the 80’s, the fire is vented underfloor straight to the bottom of the deep box which holds the ash fallout. The actual fire is not large enough to take a burner, but there is room in front of it. My thoughts were to block the front of the fire place, run a flue through the plate and a little way up the chimney. The fire is a 8kw, to go in a large living room. I’m thinking new legislation may make this idea obsolete so I’m asking for suggestions. thanks in advance
  2. I found that the gas fireplace chimney crown on my house was pretty cracked and allowed little water in. After removing the crown I discovered that the flue was fitted hovering two inches above the concrete chimney pipe end and not interfaced to it, potentially allowing fumes to go into the chimney box - I did find soot deposits there. Furthermore, there is flexible flue liner running inside the concrete pipe but it stops about 30cm below the top. Couple of questions now: 1. Isn't the flue supposed to be tightly connected to the system below without the break gap? 2. If so, can it be interfaced and sealed to the concrete pipe as the lining ends 30cm too low or will I have to replace the lining with a length reaching all the way to the flue? Please see the photos. The chimney itself is precast concrete on a metal frame. Note the heat boards are removed in the photo as I am going to recoat the frame. Many thanks for any advice. Chimney in loft with heat boards removed Starting on the crown Pretty rotten underneath and the reinforced concrete top also crumbling Flue was flat on top of the rusted plate with a 2" air gap under it Flue liner down the concrete pipe
  3. I’ve just taken over a static caravan. The original stove has been removed and the flue pipe cut. I want to find a replacement adapter like that shown in the attached photos but am having difficulty, mainly because I don’t know what I’m searching for. So, if someone can tell me the name of the thing that would be incredibly helpful. Thank you. If you can tell me where to get the part I’d be even more grateful. James
  4. We have a chimney which is to service the WBS when it gets commissioned in early December. Unfortunately the builders positioned the hole for the register plate too far back in the hearth area causing the WBS to sit further back in the "hole" than we would have hoped for. I have spoken with the installers and they say there is nothing we can do to bring it forward. I suggested a double 45 degree bend flue pipe set up but he said because it is a chimney and not a twin flue system, the pipe needs to go vertically from the WBS to the aperture in the register plate. Now, once I have been signed off so to speak is this something I could fit retrospectively or is it a complete no no ? Thoughts welcome.
  5. After some online research I've decided to use a cement based backer board instead of plasterboard for the wall behind my woodburner, for increased fire protection. I had assumed that hardiebacker was the only game in town but the different BMs I've phoned have offered me 'multi pro' or 'aquapanel' instead. Is there any difference in the fire rating of these boards? And is there any other material that might be better for the job? Thanks
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