Had something like this
a couple of years back, and a builder (who was up pointing the
chimney) pointed out that the bird mesh should have been removed as it
is above a solid fuel (coal & wood) fire.
I can see why the mesh must be fitted for oil & gas flues, but I can't
think why it MUST be removed for solid fuel.
I would have thought the smoke would have fitted through the holes
without any problem, and it would be good not to have birds falling
down or getting in to build nests.
Does anyone know why it says to remove them.
- posted 12 years ago