We are thinking of putting a wood burning stove in our living room and I
was wondering if anyone here was au-fait with the flue systems we could
As I understand it we can't use a balanced-flue with a solid fuel stove.
The wall it would go on is an external wall (gable-end actually) and so
there should be no problem putting a flue on the outside wall, however
we don't really fancy a bright aluminium coloured flue. I assume they
can be painted or maybe they can be bought already painted black.
Is it a reasonable DIY job, I would need to hire some sort of hole
cutter but other than that I guess it would not need any specialised
What height does the flue need to go to? Also can these stoves sit on a
Any helpful hints, useful links etc. would be gratefully received.
On Sat, 11 Oct 2003 11:41:32 +0100, Martin Carroll
Generally above the highest point of the house by a margin otherwise
problems with downdrafts.
I believe building regulations requires a fireproof base for the fire.
If the output of the stove excedes 5KW then you also need an air
I believe technically you require a building notice!
These are my saved links from putting in a stove 2 years ago (existing
fireplace and chimney so I used a liner).
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