Ugly electric fire for back boiler


Postby Elizabeth1998 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:03 pm

Hi.

I have bought a beautiful 1950's house which has a back boiler with a hideous electric fire half way up the chimney breast.
Is it possible to buy a better looking alternative?
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Postby htg engineer » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:10 pm

Get the installation checked, as gas back boilers are meant to be fitted with gas fires, if the boiler or fire has been altered in anyway it could be dangerous. You cannot use a back boiler without the correct fire front being in place.

Back boilers don't really come with much choice of fire, normally just one fire will fit. If you're licky you might have a choice of 2 or 3 fires.

If the back boiler is old, you may struggle to find a fire to fit (this might be why they have fitted a electric fire to it)

Could you not have a new boiler installed, and have a traditional looking gas fire installed, or have a wood burning / open fire ?
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Postby Elizabeth1998 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:43 am

Hi.
You're right it is gas not electric. The option to replace the back boiler is in my mind but I was fishing for a cheaper alternative as the boiler, apparently, is in very good working order.
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Postby htg engineer » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:09 pm

If you can let me know the make and model of the fire and the boiler if possible. I will try to advise on what fire front will fit and what looks the best.
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Postby Elizabeth1998 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:03 am

Hi. The fire type is Glo-Worm but I don't know what model.
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