Any Corgi/Gas Safe engineers out there

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Found 18th Jan 2010
I had a engineer come out and look at my dripping combi boiler. he has gone off to get the cost of a part, this is all fine, i need ti fixed, but while he was here he went out and had a look at the flue. He says that its illegal in regards to the positioning of it. It is right under my second bedroom window about 1m out and maybe the same down from it. He says it needs moving and i wont be able to get a hipps pack to sell my house in the future!!

Can anyone confirm this. I do beleive him but i cant find any information anywhere regarding flues. Thanks

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take a picture and I will let you know, I need to see it before I can say for sure.

my o/h says from an opening window its 300mm and he has even showed me the diagram on our boiler instructions...get a 2nd opinion or ask him to show you where it says on hip the regulations you're breaking?

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The best i can do right now. Its about 50cm away from the wall with the window on!

Its the black plastic cap at the bottom

12th Edition of the buiilding regs seem to suggest the minimum distance of the flue below the OPENABLE part of any window is

0-7 kW = 300mm
7-14kW = 900mm
14-32kW = 1200mm
>32kW = 1500mm

See:

books.google.co.uk/boo…wCQ

Page 14.38 shows the table,

Sorry to say I have got to agree with your engineer, that is not good at all. Not even considering the window above, it's too close to the corner to be legal.

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pinkleponkle;7583819

Sorry to say I have got to agree with your engineer, that is not good at … Sorry to say I have got to agree with your engineer, that is not good at all.



are you in the trade?

Its not that i dont beleive him, i just wanted to put my mind at rest.

Yup Gas Safe domestic and commercial.

A vertical flue directly under a window means fumes straight in if you open it. That install is just wrong. The flue should have been extended past the guttering above which is difficult considering the flat roof.

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pinkleponkle;7583870

Yup Gas Safe domestic and commercial.A vertical flue directly under a … Yup Gas Safe domestic and commercial.A vertical flue directly under a window means fumes straight in if you open it. That install is just wrong. The flue should have been extended past the guttering above which is difficult considering the flat roof.




Thanks, yes thats the problem we have, either we move the boiler to the oppostie wall, the engineer is coming to give us a talk through on friday so we can work something out. thanks for your help. i will give you some rep

rep left for everyone elswe who has helped. thanks :thumbsup:

If you can get on the flat roof then you could remove the flue and take it along the side wall horizontally past the edge of the flat roof clipping to the brickwork (parallel to the guttering downpipe). You shouldnt have to move the boiler, just adapt the flue.
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