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Chimneys & Fireplaces Question
I recently opened up the old chimney breast to insert a dual fuel range cooker, the builder ensured that it was all safe, but i now have a chimney opening and if i look up i can see daylight,
what do I need to do in order to: stop the rain and other flying debris coming down the chimney onto my cooking. I did not want to install an extractor fan as I really don't like them. I am aware that it needs to be heat resistant one side and weather resistant the other. Help
I have read some other answers and so far I think that I have to put on a cowl at the top of the chimney but am unsure as to what to place at the opening of the chimney within the house.
Hi you need to put the right cowl on I suggest a elephants foot well that's what I call them they just let the chinmey breathe so it doesn't get damp especcialy
If it is a old property .At the bottom of the chimney you need to put a register plat made of galvanised Steel so it want rot and the register plate needs a small vent for air flow to keep the chinmey dry hope this helps.
Answered 17th Mar 2012
you need to have a debri plate fitted this will separate the kitchen from the chimney normally it should be made out of steel 1.5 mm if it is a aga or a solid fuel appliance of some sort it will have to have one to comply with document j
building regs. a cowl can be fitted as well if it is an aga of some kind it shoul be lined with a slid fuel liner as well hope this helps
Answered 6th Apr 2012