Archive for October, 2015

An open fire in this house near kilcock, failed to work properly for its new owners. There were many reasons, not least the 2 to 3 metre horizontal travel, the large inglenook type ope and the overpowering presence of trees around the house.
Fitting a stove seemed like a good idea, however the long horizontal travel problem would still exist. We decided on erecting an independent twin wall flue system.

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As a top exit to stove was not an option I had to suggest we  run with a 60cm horizontal travel to a 90 degree tee piece. Normally I would not countenance such an installation, but as this room is so so cold , my client asked if there was any way of compromising. I recommended the terminal be fitted out with a fluecube. My good friend Asley Martin has been having huge success with this product on solving the unsolveable problems.

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I ran a smoke and draw test this evening , with weather conditions not very favourable to producing a good draw, and wow, it worked superbly.
As you can see from photo, the fluecube is surrounded by overpowering trees.

An ordinary 1990s brick fireplace in Killucan given a new lease of life with this installation of a Henley Achill Inset stove. A flexi liner 904 grade also fitted and insulated.

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Instead of 75% of heat disappearing up chimney , this room will be able to disperse heat into hallway .

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The idea of usig axle stands to support a horizontal flue at back of a stove may be novel, but the principle is totally unsafe. In actual fact there were many safety infringements with this installation.
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