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What type of chimney do I have?

Today, it is not a necessity to install a gas fire or stove into a traditional chimney setting with a conventional flue; many gas fired appliances offer you the option of a balanced flue system which will exit discreetly from your property via a twin-wall pipe. Conventional Flue Conventional flue systems are easily recognisable as either a conventional brick or stone chimney, pre-fabricated or pre-cast chimney system. Should your home have none of these at present, it is usually possible to have a pre-fabricated system installed in your home if required. Brick/Stone Chimney (Class 1) The chimney stack rises well above the roofline and is topped by a traditional chimney pot or gas terminal. This type of chimney relies on the natural circulation of heating air to expel the products of combustion up your chimney. Pre-fabricated Flues (Class 1 & 2) You will see a metal flue cowl on your roof. Some are all metal whilst others may terminate through a short rectangular pot (but without a chimney stack). These flues create the same circulation of heated air as a brick or stone chimney. Pre-cast Flue (Class 2) Many modern homes have been built with such flues. You can readily identify them by either a metal flue cowl or a raised ridge terminal on your roof. The natural circulation of heated air expels the products of combustion. These flues tends to be very shallow in depth so a slimmer fire is often required. Deep appliances however may be able to be installed with the use of either a spacer kit or deeper rebate into the fireplace. Balanced Flue (No...

I dont have a chimney. Can i Install a gas stove of fire in my house?

I don’t have a chimney. Can I install a gas stove or fire in my house? Yes. For homes without a working chimney, many Gazco stoves are available as balanced flue models. Balanced flue models work in conjunction with glass-fronted models only. What is the difference between a conventional and a balanced flue system? Conventional chimneys rely on the natural circulation of heated air to expel the products of combustion up your chimney and can work with either open or glass-fronted fires. Air for combustion is supplied from the room the gas fire or stove is installed in. Balanced flues work in conjunction with glass-fronted fires only. Here the appliance is sealed from the room in which it is installed and a twin-wall pipe vents directly outdoors. Air for combustion is drawn in through the outer pipe whilst the inner pipe removes the combustion gases to the exterior of your property.Depending upon the fire or stove selected, the twin-walled pipe may exit horizontally through an external wall or vertically through the roof. Information courtesy of...

What is the difference between a conventional and a balanced flue system?

Balanced flue or Conventional flue? Conventional chimneys rely on the natural circulation of heated air to expel the products of combustion up your chimney and can work with either open or glass-fronted fires. Air for combustion is supplied from the room the gas fire or stove is installed in. Balanced flues work in conjunction with glass-fronted fires only. Here the appliance is sealed from the room in which it is installed and a twin-wall pipe vents directly outdoors. Air for combustion is drawn in through the outer pipe whilst the inner pipe removes the combustion gases to the exterior of your property.Depending upon the fire or stove selected, the twin-walled pipe may exit horizontally through an external wall or vertically through the roof. Details courtesy of...