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    • RequiemValorum
    • By RequiemValorum 13th Jan 19, 4:29 PM
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    Vertical Flue blowing downwards
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:29 PM
    Vertical Flue blowing downwards 13th Jan 19 at 4:29 PM
    Hi there,

    My neighbour installed a vertical flue through the roof of his extension last year.

    Problem is when the wind catches the roofline it forces the plume from their flue to blow downwards towards two of my bedroom windows. If the windows are open and the wind is blowing strong (which it often does) then it can enter my bedrooms.

    I spoke to my neighbour last year about the issue. He installed it himself (he's a gas safe engineer) and said its fine. I asked if the flue could be moved higher on the roof or moved to his side of the extension but he said it couldn't. He said the only other option was to install a horizontal flue and then use a diverter kit, but that would mean bringing the terminal into my side of the property which I wasn't keen on.

    He said he would look into it and we left it at that. With the warm summer the flue situation went to the back of my mind but now we're back in winter it's back with force.

    I've been reading the gas regs but I'm not sure what the regs are around vertical flues and neighbours.

    I'm looking for advice. It's this something I'm overreacting about or should I be speaking with the council.

    I have pictures that would help but as I've only just joined MSE won't let me post them. Does anyone know how I can share these?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
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    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 13th Jan 19, 4:43 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:43 PM
    Put the pics on a photo hosting site & post the links here without the http & the forum will think it's just text
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    You get no BS from me & if I think you are wrong I WILL tell you.
    • bris
    • By bris 13th Jan 19, 4:49 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:49 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:49 PM
    What's the approximate distance from the flue terminal to the windows? I can't see him getting it wrong but it's worth asking.
    • RequiemValorum
    • By RequiemValorum 13th Jan 19, 4:51 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:51 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:51 PM
    Ah thanks for the idea,

    The pics are here: imgur.com/gallery/dZz01b0

    As for the distance it's hard to gauge but I would say it's over a meter and a half to 2 meters.
    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 13th Jan 19, 5:23 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 5:23 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 5:23 PM
    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/dZz01b0
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    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 13th Jan 19, 5:27 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 5:27 PM
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    I think you are over worrying, if the flue came out the side onto your property with a plume kit it would be even worse, if it was an old boiler you wouldn't even give that flue position a 2nd thought even though the CO coming out of it would probably be 10x what it is now it's only the fact that you can see the plume now
    I'm only here while I wait for Corrie to start.

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    • RequiemValorum
    • By RequiemValorum 18th Jan 19, 11:24 AM
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    • 18th Jan 19, 11:24 AM
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    • 18th Jan 19, 11:24 AM
    I see your point, I am willing to live with it if other folks think it's reasonable I'm just too close to it to judge.

    I've added a video from today so you can see what it's like when it gets going blowing steam directly at the window I'm filming from and falling towards the other window. Should it be doing this? Surely it should be blowing upwards?
    • RequiemValorum
    • By RequiemValorum 18th Jan 19, 12:00 PM
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    • 18th Jan 19, 12:00 PM
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    • 18th Jan 19, 12:00 PM
    Sorry the video can be found here:

    imgur.com/gallery/qd6Cs8A still can't post links yet.
    • Whitterbod
    • By Whitterbod 18th Jan 19, 7:26 PM
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    • 18th Jan 19, 7:26 PM
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    • 18th Jan 19, 7:26 PM
    web site with permitted flue positioning each letter has a minimum distance


    https://www.mrcentralheating.co.uk/blog/move-the-boiler-in-your-home
    Thats a good idea thanks muchly..
    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 20th Jan 19, 6:54 PM
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    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/qd6Cs8A
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    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 20th Jan 19, 7:48 PM
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    The chimney should extend at least 3 feet above the roof surface it penetrates and 2 feet higher than any roofline or other obstacle within a horizontal distance of 10 feet. Taller chimneys make more draft, but chimneys exposed to outside cold don't.

    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 21st Jan 19, 12:20 AM
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    The chimney should extend at least 3 feet above the roof surface it penetrates and 2 feet higher than any roofline or other obstacle within a horizontal distance of 10 feet. Taller chimneys make more draft, but chimneys exposed to outside cold don't.
    Originally posted by sevenhills

    It's not a chimney it's a boiler flue
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    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 21st Jan 19, 1:08 AM
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    It's not a chimney it's a boiler flue
    Originally posted by southcoastrgi

    Does a boiler flue emit smoke that is harmful and smelly, like a chimney? I wouldnt expect so, I was thinking log burner type of chimney/flue.

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