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Old gas fire replaced with efficient new multifuel stove.
The old gas fire has been removed from this traditional style fireplace and it is now ready for Fotheringhay Woodburners to install the new Woodwarm multifuel stove.
The chimney liners are correctly installed and are of a suitable size. Fotheringhay Woodburners engineers will carry out a pressure smoke test to establish whether the chimney is gas tight and therefore won't leak dangerous fumes into the building. Once this is done we know that the chimney is safe to use and the stove can be fitted.
As you can see the chimney is very tall and we won't be able to use a ladder as it might push the chimney over and so scaffolding will be needed. The access is not very easy either as the next door garage is right up against the boundary.
That's better! Now we can see that the flaunching which sheds the rain is badly weathered. It doesn't last forever but is always something you would think to look at as part of your household maintenance. This will need to be repaired whilst the scaffolding is up.
It won't be possible to clean the chimney through the stove on this installation and so a soot door will be cut through the outside wall of the house. We have measured out where it will go and are ready to start cutting it in.
The masonry has now been cut away by a Fotheringhay Woodburners engineer ready to install the new soot door. Fireproof insulation has been inserted in the cavity and the next step will be the fitting of the cavity sleeve and the cast iron soot door frame.
The new soot door frame is now screwed in and all of the voids inside have been filled so its time to put the door on.
There we are, all finished out here until we come to sweep the chimney next year.
The new efficient Woodwarm multifuel stove has now been installed and is being tested prior to handing over to our client.