We install all customer supplied Gas Fires from B&Qs and all major DIY stores.
Need for a Chimney/Flue.
If all the combustion product re-entered a room to which the fire was operating in one hour approx 5 cubic metres of air would have been replaced by oxygen free gasses the room would become very stuffy and the production of carbon monoxide would be a real danger. If the product are not removed and replaced with fresh air than the lack of oxygen will cause carbon monoxide formation.
So it is necessary to remove the combustion products as soon as they are produced and replace them with fresh air.This is normally achieved by removing them via the chimney/flue and replaceing them with equal amounts of air.
So it is essential that the chimney/flue are swept and checked for any obstructions.A smoke test must be carried out to see if the chimney is safe to use,sometimes a flue linner will have to be installed to make sure the appliance will operate safely
Before any gas fire installation, the gas engineer will carry out a tightness
test to see if the existing gas services are sound. If the engineer
finds a gas leak, this will have to be rectified before any further work
can be carried out. Another gas test will be carried out after any work
has been done to make sure the new gas work and new appliances fitted
are not leaking gas.
Remove existing redundant back boiler and gas fire and existing flue liner.
Carry out a chimney sweep.
Install a new chimney pot if needed.
Carry out a smoke test to make sure the gas fire can remove the products of combustion.
Check to make sure the fumes are not migrating to other rooms.
Install an air brick if needed.
Carry out spillage test.
Carry out gas tightness check.
INSTALLATION OF A FLUELESS GAS FIRE