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Yesterday we fitted this  Boru Chroi Bheag inset stove complete with 904 grade flexi liner and vermiculite insulation in Virginia Co. Cavan

 

We fitted this  combustible distance friendly Henley Arklow 7kw inset stove, complete with 904 grade flexi liner and vermiculite  insulation in Stocking Lane Rathfarnhamn.

These images of a pile of soot is the result I achieved by spending the required time necessary to make sure the householder and her very young family in Tyrrellspass will be safe going forward. This chimney was supposed to have been cleaned 18 months ago by an unscrupulous untrained chimney sweep. These images do not show the full extent of the amount of soot removed. The deposit definitely resembled that of a chimney not cleaned in 5 years.
Be wary of chimney sweeps who are in and out in 15 or 20 minutes.
Don’t be afraid to stand and watch the full procedure. Ask questions. Make sure you see the brush head at chimney pot, when clean is being performed from the bottom up.
Ask for a smoke test.

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Here we show a standard fireope transformed to receive a stove. The chimney has been relined with a flexible flue and insulated.
The stove is not connected yet, and will not be until timber surround is replaced with marble surround and wood floor to front of hearth removed and replaced with non combustible material to comply with fire and building regs.

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Gardai have reported the discovery of bodies of  an elderly couple in South Dublin.  The possibility of Carbon Monoxide poisoning has been mentioned, but it’s early days in the investigation.
However it beholds me to once again highlight the dangers of Carbon Monoxide in the home. It is so important to have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a certified chimney sweep. Also if you have a solid fuel stove installed, have it checked for blockages and also make sure that it has been properly installed.
A CO detector will help you become aware of any CO escape to your room.
For further information or to request a chimney clean or survey contact Nick 0879501001

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