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Do i *have* to have an extractor above my cooker if it's in the chimney breast?

Hi There,

We are currently fitting a kitchen into what was our dining room, and our cooker sits in the chimney breast where a woodburner used to be. Do we have to put in an extractor, or can we just block off the chimney, leaving a vent so the air can still flow?

Please let me know what you recommend.

Thank You.

2 Answers from MyBuilder Chimney & Fireplace Specialists

I recommend you ask your building inspector!

2012-10-23T18:30:01+01:00

Answered 23rd Oct 2012

the steam will not rise sufficiently before cooling and will cause alot of condensation within the flue. i recommend you use a extractor. also check what length the extractor will force the air along. as they vary

2012-10-24T09:40:02+01:00

Answered 24th Oct 2012

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