gas flue pipe!

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by house and home, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. house and home

    house and home New Member

    realise I should have posted in plumbers talk......but there seems to be a few more people in here that want to help!

    customer wants a new gas fire and asked my advice as to whether he can have the one he likes, it requires a class 1 flue.....he lives in a new...ish house, no chimney breast and no chimney.

    the fire he has at the moment has a horizontal flue that terminates out of a square metal grill on the external brickwork, is it possible for the fire that he wants to be fitted if it helps the fire is a knightsbridge, solid granite, with cast iron fire. cheers for any advice
  2. PTFE

    PTFE Member

    A Class 1 flue is basically a traditional chimney that you find in older houses. There are other factors too but in a nutshell you can't use a fire that needs a class 1 flue through a horizontal flue.

    With no chimney they still have the option of installing a powerflue fire. These have an exterior wall-mounted fan that draws the fumes through pipework and out into fresh air.

    They are more expensive that their more 'normal' equivalents but from inside the house look much the same.

    Have a google for 'powerflue fires' and you'll see what I mean.


  3. house and home

    house and home New Member

    cheers for that, will pass it on!..........Think they are smitten with the fire so they are determined to do "whatever
  4. bigjules

    bigjules New Member

    There are also catalytic gas fires available that do not need a flue BUT you MUST increase passive ventilation in the room.

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