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Do i need to get my chimney swept before fitting a new fire?
I am wanting to replace my gas fire. It hasn't worked since I moved in three months ago, but not sure how long it has not worked for. Having looked behind the fire (can only move it away a couple of inches) there is a cut away area that would allow for an inset fire, but there appears to be some debris in the bottom of the chimney.
I want some advice please on whether I would need to get the chimney swept out, or would need to do anything before I look to get an inset fire fitted.
The hearth is marble and could do with some cleaning up, but I would rather keep the hearth and surround.
Thanks in advance!
100% you should have the chimney swept and smoke bomb / flue flow tested before installation of a new fire.
In fact the warranty may be invalid if you don't.
Answered 10th Apr 2014
Always good practice to have your chimney swept prior to fitting a gas fire, cost is minimal and ask Dick Van Dyke for a certificate on completion.
Answered 1st Apr 2014