A little help please. We're thinking of changing the gas fire in the
lounge (a Robinson Willey Gem Flame) for a more modern type appliance.
The flue appears to go into the 'cavity wall', then appears in the
loft where it goes into a spiral stainless-steel round pipe which
feeds to a ridge tile on the roof.
What 'rating' flue is this likely to be?
From your point of view very limiting. It does sound like a precast block
flue but of what vintage has a great bearing on the possible applications.
The dimensions of the precast blocks has undergone at least three changes
and older versions are unsuitable for fitting new fires to. In addition the
spiral stainless steel pipe might be single skin which is a no-no and will
need changing to double skin insulated. The ridge tile might be allright
but these are also included in the evolution of designs which have taken
Measure the inner dimensions of the flue blocks, check the construction of
the stainless pipe and make sure you advise your intended
supplier/installer of this data to assist in any possible selection choice.
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