Case Study (3) 'Unlined Chimney'


Property Description

 

Detached House on the North Yorkshire Moors


Problem

The property had two stoves installed, one was a dry stove and the other was a boiler stove that supplied heat to all the radiators and hot water. Both
had been installed into un-lined brick chimneys which is not recommended, due to the soot deposits and condensation from the stoves (especially from
the boiler stove) the walls of the chimney had started to breakdown which can cause permanent damage to the chimney unless the chimney is lined
correctly

 

Solution

The home owner used a mixture of wood and smokeless fuel on their stoves, they had done some research into chimney lining and decided that Thermocrete
was the best solution. Smokeless fuel can corrode stainless steel liners very quickly when using smokeless fuel especially when using it on boiler
stoves. Thermocrete was the perfect solution.


Methodology

We carried out a CCTV survey prior to the installation to check the condition of the chimneys prior to arranging the scaffold.  Both stoves were
removed along with the chimney pots, we lined both chimneys over two days using class one Thermocrete, the stoves were then re-installed and the
chimney pots refitted.

 


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Case Study 3

Unlined Chimney

The property had two stoves installed, one was a dry stove and the other was a boiler stove that supplied heat