Boiler Flue Position Legal ??


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phil

Just had new (condensing) boiler fitted - in different position to the
old one (the position of the old boiler was breaking various
regulations and behind a washing machine in a fitted kitchen -
impossible to get at)

Below are two links showing the position of the flue relative to the
kitchen window - I believe it has to be at a minimum of 300 mm ?

http://www.neaves.net/boiler/1.jpg

And a rule indicating the distance (the in focus numbers are obviously
inches)

http://www.neaves.net/boiler/2.jpg

Now - depending on where you define where the window "starts" - it
looks like I am either passing or breaking the regulations ???

If it is breaking regulations can I (well - the plumber) just add a
vertical flue extention ???

Thanks.
 
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John Rumm

And a rule indicating the distance (the in focus numbers are obviously
inches)

http://www.neaves.net/boiler/2.jpg

Now - depending on where you define where the window "starts" - it
looks like I am either passing or breaking the regulations ???
That looks to be about 300mm to the opening bit of the window (depends a
bit on which part of the flue you have the other end of the level on)
If it is breaking regulations can I (well - the plumber) just add a
vertical flue extention ???
Probably, but I don't think I would be getting that worried about it
personally since it is to the side and above the window.
 
J

John

Just had new (condensing) boiler fitted - in different position to the
old one (the position of the old boiler was breaking various
regulations and behind a washing machine in a fitted kitchen -
impossible to get at)

Below are two links showing the position of the flue relative to the
kitchen window - I believe it has to be at a minimum of 300 mm ?

http://www.neaves.net/boiler/1.jpg

And a rule indicating the distance (the in focus numbers are obviously
inches)

http://www.neaves.net/boiler/2.jpg

Now - depending on where you define where the window "starts" - it
looks like I am either passing or breaking the regulations ???

If it is breaking regulations can I (well - the plumber) just add a
vertical flue extention ???

Thanks.
Have you read the installation and service booklet that came with the
boiler?
 
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Ed Sirett

Just had new (condensing) boiler fitted - in different position to the
old one (the position of the old boiler was breaking various
regulations and behind a washing machine in a fitted kitchen -
impossible to get at)

Below are two links showing the position of the flue relative to the
kitchen window - I believe it has to be at a minimum of 300 mm ?

http://www.neaves.net/boiler/1.jpg

And a rule indicating the distance (the in focus numbers are obviously
inches)

http://www.neaves.net/boiler/2.jpg

Now - depending on where you define where the window "starts" - it
looks like I am either passing or breaking the regulations ???

If it is breaking regulations can I (well - the plumber) just add a
vertical flue extention ???
Assuming that you are measuring to the outside of the air-duct then I call
that OK, a minimum is a minimum and it complies. Almost certainly the
minimum distance for this feature is 300mm to an opening. Though the
install instructions are final word.

I'd put your efforts to making sure the benchmark form (either seperate
bluish card or some pages) in the manual have been filled in.
 

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