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Discussion in 'Buildings & Infrastructure' started by Dmc, Nov 6, 2018.
A professional what in your mind ?
See , this is where you talk bollox , I can go on a 3 day course and suddenly I'm an expert ,
This must be the course you taken then ..
Quite possible a 2 day course you could learn as much as you needed to know to install a fireplace in less than 2 hours. Most people would be installing in an existing chimney so the majority of the hard work has already been done.
I wouldn't stick a wood burner up a chimney , flexi liner costs nowt .
But you would drop the flexi liner down the chimney you would not have to make the chimney.thats why a stove is so easy to put in nowadays.
For me it's insurance , you don't need a chimney to make the modern burners pull , plus it's code nowadays .
Never heard of anyone getting CO poisoning from a wood stove, it’s usually badly installed gas heaters.
But it’s not rocket science is it?
This is one of the big problems , too many believe you can`t get CO poisoning from solid fuel heating.
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It is Not illegal to install your own stove - you are talking shite - simple - nothing more nothing less.
It is without planning / building authority or HETAS signing off , I dont expect you to believe me so call your local planning / building officer/inspector...the you`ll see what an ignorant faukwit you are ,I guess very village has to have one.
It boils down to doing it two ways of doing it .
Install it yourself BUT you have to involve your local planner/building inspector - expensive -often several visits.
Use a HETAS engineer , they are the only ones who can sign it off other than your local planner/building inspector .not quite as expensive
Alternatively join the "I know best mob" like the farmer who just got 4.5 years jail or the other one who was fined £32k , your choice.
I owned a heating company a few years back and looked into every way possible to legally install woodburners without having to employ HETAS fitters.
Also worth noting DIY fitted stoves rarely have warranty.
"Do I need building regulations consent to install a wood burning stove?
The installations of solid fuel, wood and biomass appliances and systems are subject to the requirements of building regulations and must be notified to the relevant Local Authority Building Control department by law.
However HETAS, the official body recognised by the government, employ registered installers who can self-certify their work, avoiding the need for a Building Notice application. For more information visit the HETAS website."
Your original post said:
Which is clearly wrong, your latest statement is more accurate in that it is a breach of building regulations unless either a HETAS engineer or local authority sign it off. It is not disputed that Building Control need to be notified/sign it off.
As a side note, would you trust a HETAS approved engineer who on installing a replacement fireplace repaired cracked side cheeks with builders putty & failed to recommend having a CO monitor in the room? Also made no mention of ventilation!
Pedantism, yes you can fit one yourself BUT if you dont get it signed off its illegal which is what a few implied they were doing , as for the HETAS fitter who made all those mistakes he should be reported to HSE and HETAS , not fitting a CO alarm or an air brick on stoves over 5kw is verbotten, IIRC all new builds have to have airbricks regardless of KW output.
I must ring the HSE , not having a Carbon monoxide alarm in my house .... they'll be mortified ... or won't turn up ... delete as appropriate .
Suicide is no longer a crime so no one will stop you , killing other people however is.
Ever heard of the Darwin awards ?
You're getting mixed up with gas installation . probably your age .
Problem A solved. Problem B is getting a 200kg stove from the back of the jeep and into the house. I'll leave problem C until you are all more agreeable.