Chimneys & flues

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Taking care of your flue liner

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Fuels All stoves are used to burn different fuels; make sure you’re only burning the fuels recommended by the stove manufacturer/HETAS. Wood-burning produces traces of tarry matter and soot up the inside of the chimney, this can all be reduced by burning well air-dried wood which has been drying for 12-24 months and ensuring an Read more…

Fuels All stoves are used to burn different fuels; make sure you’re only burning the fuels recommended by the stove manufacturer/HETAS. Wood-burning produces traces of tarry matter and soot up the inside of the chimney, this can all be reduced by burning well air-dried wood which has been drying for 12-24 months and ensuring an Read more…

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Keeping warm – safely!

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David Ebbs is Technical Manager at Specflue, a leading UK supplier of flue systems, wood burning stoves and renewable heat products. Here he shares some tips on the safe operation of chimneys and flues. Have your flue swept annually by a qualified chimney sweep. Burning wood can create tar-like substances which stick to the inner Read more…

David Ebbs is Technical Manager at Specflue, a leading UK supplier of flue systems, wood burning stoves and renewable heat products. Here he shares some tips on the safe operation of chimneys and flues. Have your flue swept annually by a qualified chimney sweep. Burning wood can create tar-like substances which stick to the inner Read more…

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Top 10 tips for installing chimneys and flues

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Test for carbon monoxide Before you start work, use a digital alarm to ensure that nothing else is giving off CO which you could then be blamed for afterwards! Show the customer you care Give the home-owner a full demo of the appliance, how to use it, what to look out for, etc. and remember Read more…

Test for carbon monoxide Before you start work, use a digital alarm to ensure that nothing else is giving off CO which you could then be blamed for afterwards! Show the customer you care Give the home-owner a full demo of the appliance, how to use it, what to look out for, etc. and remember Read more…

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A breath of fresh air!

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I’m sure that most people can recall the science lesson which covered the triangle of combustion? For something to burn you need fuel, oxygen and ignition. So why do people when wanting a stove or chimney installed think they can disregard this basic formula? The fuel and ignition are obvious, but the oxygen is often Read more…

I’m sure that most people can recall the science lesson which covered the triangle of combustion? For something to burn you need fuel, oxygen and ignition. So why do people when wanting a stove or chimney installed think they can disregard this basic formula? The fuel and ignition are obvious, but the oxygen is often Read more…