STOVE INSTALLATION

GAS STOVES

In order for a stove to function correctly it must be connected to a sound flue.

Check the size of the fireplace, and make sure you have the correct clearance from combustible materials, and you have the correct size hearth in front of the stove.

All gas connections must be made by a qualified Corgi gas engineer

All gas stoves installed in traditional masonry chimneys, should without exception be fitted with a gas vent liner of equal diameter to that of the flue spigot on the stove, regardless as to the condition of the existing flue. A gas vent terminal should always be fitted to prevent birds or leaves creating a flue blockage.

Building regulation (J) refers to chimney lining, approval should be granted before proceeding. On completion a plaque should be mounted in an obvious position, detailing the exact specification of the flue liner.

Check with the installation instructions with regard to the required air vent required. Any appliance with a greater gas input of 7kW will require a air vent.

Having got the liner in place, a register plate would be required to seal off the fire opening. This closure plate (register plate) should be made from galvanised steel, and made to fit within the fireplace opening without any gaps. A hole must be made in the appropriate position to accept the flue pipe.

The flue pipe is attached to the liner, register plate fitted and sealed and the stove placed into position and stove pipe fitted to stove and sealed.

Using a smoke pellet, check that the flue is working before the gas connection is made.

Instructions relating to chimney lining, construction of register plates etc. are available on request.

Should you prefer we will always install your stove for you and line the chimney.

Gas connection will always have to be made by a qualified Corgi gas engineer.

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