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Postby Relightmyfire » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:00 am

Hi, new on here, need your help.

Just moved into an old house - would love to open up the fireplace in the living room again, but somewhere in its history they've taken out the chimney breast in the bedroom, and in the loft too, and just bricked up the opening to the chimney pots (which are at the apex)
So we're missing a flue in the bedroom and the diagonal flue up to the chimney pot.

Any idea what our options are?

We're looking for quick fix not too fancy pants - is it a breezeblock job up to the loft level then diagonal clay flue over to the pots?

Can we reduce the size of the chimney breast in the bedroom so it tapers at the top - or would that look dreadful?

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Postby bd3cc » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:52 pm

I Think if you wish to use the fireplace as an open fire again you will need to rebuild the chimney, or for a logburner you may be able to use a stainless exterior flue, if the fireplace is on an exterior wall.
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Postby Relightmyfire » Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:49 pm

Can you switch between chimney breast and metal flue? i.e. chimney breast up to first floor then reduc down to flue?

Can you put a flue from a wood burner up through a slate roof not at the apex? The fire is on the party wall.

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Postby fireplaceman » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:22 am

you can go for a flueless fire - it doesn't require a chimney, just a 100 cm2 breeze block
another option is an electric fireplace
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