Total newbie - so please forgive me if I wander into forbidden
I have had my gas fire serviced by Corgi registered company etc.
Everything fine except they have condemed the fire and cut the gas off
to it because the flue does not meet with "current regs". It is a
steel single wall flue that vents through a ridge vent. The house
[and the flue] is 30 years old.
They have told me that I will need to get the flue replaced with twin
Does anyone know if this is correct or am I being stung.
I've searched the net and can't find anything. The engineer blamed
"europe" and said it was down to "the flue in the loft gets hot and if
you touch it, it will burn you". He also said the new regs came in a
couple of years ago.
Is there not a safe way of "boxing it in".
I am a bit miffed that I can't use the fire and they want a couple of
hundred quid for something that seems perfectly safe.
Any help, links would be greatly appreciated.
- posted 12 years ago