Apologies for posting a non DIY question but I thought that this group
could help in this situation. We had some pretty heavy hail showers
yesterday up here in Edinburgh and something quite 'interesting' happened
with the chimney. Whilst the hail was falling a large number of small
pieces of mortar or breeze block came bouncing down the chimney and into the
living room. When I had a quick look at the bottom end of the chimney I
also noticed some bird cr*p on the angled section above the fire. It is a
living flame gas fire. Does this sound right for a new build chimney
nowadays ? Apart from having to be extremely careful about cleaning the
laminate floor now there is grit and water on it (from the hail I assume)
surely something is missing that should stop this happening. The site
manager is coming round tomorrow to discuss other issues that are still
outstanding and I'd like to know a bit more about this before his visit.
Thanks for any advice you can give,
Hi again BW,
We have been told by the site sales people that it is our
responsibility to cap the 'class 1 flue' as they called it. I s'pose we can
if we have to but seeing as other neighbours are having trouble too I can't
quite believe that the builders didn't do it in the first place. It's just
a good job we didn't have nice new cream coloured carpets and a stainless
steel effect fire ... like the neighbours did.
We'll see what happens this morning when the site manager comes round :-)
It was bought from the builders as one of those optional extra things ...
so in my view Yes, although they undoubtedly used a sub contractor to
install it. After having spoken to the site agent, who couldn't really
believe the company policy, it seems to be the case that we have to cap it
ourselves. Unless there are weather protective 'cowls'? it seems we'll also
have to have a rug in front of the fire just to stop the laminate getting
wet .. nice :-(
On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 19:17:01 +0100, "Keith D Pipex" <munged @ munged .
To me that sounds like not fit for purpose. Is it worth talking to
local trading standards. Remembering that your contract is with the
buildier not his sub contracter. If a previous quote is correct about
it needing a cowl under corgi rules then the installation is just
I think you need to find out whether the cowl is a requirement or just
good practice. Maybe someone can answer that point.
(I know very next nothing about GAS, I do not have that luxury in the
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