Removal of BISF Cast Iron Chimney Flue  

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04/01/2017 2:04 am  

Hi Danny,
No, you don’t have to remove the Cast iron flue if you want to install a wood burner in your home.
I know of several residents who have done so simply by installing an expandable flue liner inside the existing flue for added safety and to prevent any fumes from escaping from the flue joints which may or may not be present through movement.

I hope this answers your question.

Marc


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26/08/2017 9:12 pm  

Here is what it looks like now I have taken out the flue, fireplace and wall behind it.

I removed the double doorway lining and the wall below the picture rail and lined the opening with some timber usually used for floorboards. The stanchion I left exposed, filled the holes and painted it black as an ironwork feature, and built a ceiling feature with some LED downlighters to cover the hole in the ceiling where the flue was.

I tiled the hole left by the fireplace and filled the gap in the parquet left by the wall with a strip of wood.


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03/09/2017 5:49 pm  

Hi all, sorry for the long absence but here are some photos of the finished project.

Downstairs after taking out the flue and fireplace I carefully cut out the wall behind below the picture rail leaving the steel stanchion exposed. I lined the opening with 21 x 147 mm timber (usually used for floorboards) to match the window linings in style. The steel stanchion I left exposed as it’s quite small and thought boxing it in would make it unnecessarily large. I filled the holes in it and painted it black as an ironwork feature.

Lastly I made a ceiling canopy/feature with LED downlighters to cover the hole in the ceiling left by the flue.

I’m really pleased by the new layout. I think the front room works a lot better without the fireplace as the sofa can go against the hallway wall.


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10/02/2018 11:41 pm  

Hi Ed, I’m sorry to see that your images appear to either not uploaded or gone astray for some reason.

I’ve searched the entire Media Library behind the scenes but to no avail.

Would you be able to upload them again if you still have them please?

Best regards

Marc


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10/02/2018 11:43 pm  

It looks like these images are missing too, I sit and scratch my worn head.


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