-Put up with it.
-Change the route of the vents, through doors (not direct to outside)
-Get rid or disconnect gas fire - then you can seal vent up.
Hi Htg engineer,
Could you explain a bit more about venting through the doors, ( where would the fumes go)I have the same problem with noise and draughts through my 100sq c vent although I have a flued gas fire. i.e up the chimney, we also have a CO2 monitor fitted for extra safety.
You need ventilation for the safe use of gas appliances. You can either have an airbrick or blackhole direct to outside, as you and katus24 have. Or take vents other ways as long as it goes to the outside air.
So through two wooden doors, or through living room door then a UPVC frnt door with a vent installed. Or a vent through living room door and an airbrick in the hall.
At the end of the day you're providing the air required for complete combustion, but any draughts will be in the hall/passage and away from living areas.
The best, neatest solution it to provide either an under floor pipe going from the outside to as close to the fire as you can get, to avoid drafts, or drop a pipe down from the loft again as close to the fire as possible.
Providing the pipe is of sufficient volume to serve the fire, it will work OK.
Hi all. I have the same issue. I have 2 air bricks in the kitchen and it is like having the door open! We have a J & S warm air heating system, that has a flue that goes from the boiler through the loft to the open air. So question is do I still need these air bricks for safety?
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