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 oil stoves installed in traditional masonry chimneys, should without exception be fitted with a flue liner of equal diameter to that of the flue outlet on the appliance, regardless as to the condition of the existing flue. A cowl should be fitted to prevent ingress of rain, prevent birds nesting and to assist with flue stabilisation.

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.

Ventilation to provide the stove with air must be considered. Any room containing an oil stove should have permanent ventilation of at least 550mm.sq. for each kW. of rated output above 5kW. Check your installation instruction for your stove for the maximum output.

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.

Consideration should be given to the siting of the fuel storage tank. Always try and position the tank out of direct sunlight. Oil delivery companies will deliver 30 meters beyond the limits of the vehicles access. To provide the stove with fuel at the correct pressure it will be necessary to have the tank outlet at least 300mm above the stove's metering valve top. If these limits cannot be achieved a secondary reservoir with a lift pump or pressure reducing valve must be fitted. You will need to refer to the relevant building regulations and local bye-laws for any restrictions on tank position.

At least one litre of oil must be flushed through the supply pipe. Once the oil is free of contaminates and air bubbles it may be connected to the stove.

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

The stove must be commissioned before operation by a qualified oil engineer.

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

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