Archive for the ‘Stove Drawings’ Category

We removed this outdated surround and cast iron yesterday.

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Replaced it with E marfil Danube surround, from Heat Design with black granite hearth, back panel and Charnwood SLX 20i. Relined chimney with 904 s/s flexi flue and insulated. No disruption and complteted in 7 hours.

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This Henley Druid Boiler stove fitted in Rochfortbridge, looks amazing and is performing very well.  As a result of a chimney fire, the householder sought my advice as to what to do. An old fashioned back boiler was removed in addition to a White carrara marble off centre decorative mantlepiece. The chimney was relined using grade 904 flexi flue. The tastefully positioned extended protective hearth really highlights the attractiveness and the need to adhere to combustible distances.

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.

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Got called out to Tullamore to solve a smoke back spillage problem. There was a Boru boiler stove installed in a relatively new house, with the glass completely blackened with a solid residue.
Flue taken from top, normal enough, extended vertical for about 600mm , normal enough, no inspection door, two 45* vertical off sets, and then a 90* to left. It travelled approx 600mm to left entering soot box area, which measured about 600mm x 200mm x 300mm. From top of this area  commenced clay liners vertical rise. One would wonder how this type of installation was  passed by an engineer.
The stove interior, clay liners and soot box area was caked with tar. The tar being a direct result of using wet turf, (moisture content in excess of 39%) also fresh wood with moisture content in excess of 35% and the combination of too many off sets and large area for smoke expansion.  Also the householder was not fully conversant with the use of the air controls and in particular the air wash.
On inspection of the chimney breast in the attic, there was very evident seepage stains on the  blockwork , which seemed to extend down below ceiling joists. On inspection of the bedroom directly underneath, a large staining had manifested itself  on the dry lining of the chimney breast, indicating that it was seeping through blockwork, (plasterwork ?) and plasterboard.
There is sufficient reason to assume there is a breach or several breaches in the clay liners and warrants a full internal investigation.
The room housing the stove has sufficient ventilation, but a major problem facing us all is how to make the flue compliant, as it is back to back with another flue and the owners are not anxious to disturb the very fine brickwork chimney breast.
I was left with no option but to declare this a “hazardous” situation.