Presumably because he can't be arsed to do it.
There are kits for pitched tiled surfaces - called roofs
The standard flue comes with a rubber surround to go though a vertical
wall. The tiles need to come off and the flue fitted into the substrate
The tiles can then be cut and refitted with lead soakers around the
flue. Yes it takes effort and time and care - you could prep the area
and then do that part yourself.
On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:57:27 +0000, Tim Watts wrote:
True. When we moved in we wanted the new boiler in our utility room, with
a vertical chimney. 4 fitters insisted it couldn't be done, and that the
only place suitable was in the main bedroom, venting to the outside
Boiler is fitted in the utility, with a vertical chimney ;)
A boiler fitter will not necessarily know anything about tiled
constructions. If you are happy to use him then get a proper roofer to
finish the work aroud the flue - and to possibly prepare the way - in
exchange for a reduction in price from the boiler fitter.
Did he offer a "standard price"? This could be his reason for not wanting
to do the job as he expected some problems - but to be fair, it is clearly
outside his routine work, so don't pressure him.
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