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Removing upstairs Be chimney, but downstairs has a gas fire.

Postby Philip Attwell » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:12 pm

Hi, I want to remove a chimney from an upstairs bedroom but the room underneath has a gas fire fitted into the same chimney which runs down to the both rooms. My question is, once the upstairs chimney has been removed and a RSJ fitted to support the outside chimney how far into the room would a flue pipe intrude and would it need to be surrounded by brickwork or can we use another material. Cheers.
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Postby humperdink » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:48 pm

crazy talking, you are pretty much going to have to change or remove your fire downstairs - might be worth checking if you can have a balanced flue model fitted or a lot of people just put in an electric fire for the look. cheers
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