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Do I need a flue liner for a gas fire?

8 Answers

Answered by Alfs Gas Ltd

10th August 2019

Alfs Gas Ltd answered the question "Do I need a flue liner for a gas fire?"

Not necessarily. If you are replacing a gas fire and the flue already has a liner we would normally recommend replacing the liner at the same time. There us no real way of checking the condition of the existing liner so replacing it means you can be happy it will be good for the lifetime of the new fire. If the chimney doesn't currently have a liner then get it checked by a gas safe registered engineer. They will test its performance and look at the condition if it and then offer advice on whether a liner is required.

Answered by AJC Gas & Plumbing

9th July 2019

AJC Gas & Plumbing answered the question "Do I need a flue liner for a gas fire?"

It is not always necessary for a flue liner to be used when fitting a new gas fire. The first thing to consider is what the manufacturers instructions say, most of these can be viewed online before purchase and if not you can request a copy from the seller. The next thing to do is contact a Registered Gas Installer (RGI) who will inspect the chimney and give guidance on its condition and what is required. If the chimney has been used for another type of fuel it will require sweeping and it is advised to fit a cowl to the chimney top to prevent birds nesting. We would recommend the fitting of a Carbon Monoxide alarm in the same room.

Answered by Cranbrook Heating Limited

4th June 2019

Cranbrook Heating Limited answered the question "Do I need a flue liner for a gas fire?"

A flue liner is not always necessary for a gas fire and the manufacturers instructions should be referred to. Often if the integrity of the chimney is sound (and it's swept prior to installation if previously used for coal) it's ok to install without a flue liner. I'd advise to have a suitable cowl fitted to prevent birds trying to build nests or entering the chimney that could cause a blockage, and to also install a carbon monoxide alarm in the room.

Answered by Clearwater Plumbing & Heating

27th May 2019

Clearwater Plumbing & Heating answered the question "Do I need a flue liner for a gas fire?"

This all depends on what the fire manufacturer requires. Certain manufacturers allow some of their fires to be installed on to existing chimneys so long as they are tested for leaks and swept if being changed from a different fuel source. It also depends on the type and condition of the existing chimney. This is something that a gas safe engineer who is qualified to install gas fires will be able to advise you on during a site inspection.

Answered by BoilerOne

24th May 2019

BoilerOne answered the question "Do I need a flue liner for a gas fire?"

Not all gas fires require a Flue liner, your best option would be to consult a gas safe registered engineer who holds a certificate for fires installation. They will be able to check the manufacturers installation instruction of your chosen fire to advise on the best way forward. Here at BoilerOne we recommend any gas fire installed have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted.

Answered by Rob Nicholas & Co.

19th March 2019

Rob Nicholas & Co. answered the question "Do I need a flue liner for a gas fire?"

This will entirely depend on both the type of fire you are going to buy and the chimney (or not) you intend to fit it to, there are a myriad of choices now available for gas fires, may will not need a flue liner. It is imperative you buy the correct fire for your application.. take professional advice.

Answered by M&o Plumbing and Heating Ltd

2nd March 2019

M&o Plumbing and Heating Ltd answered the question "Do I need a flue liner for a gas fire?"

this depends on the chimney type you have. the chimney will need to be checked and also to make sure it doesnt leak. if it does it would be advisable to put a liner in, or if you had a coal fire before it would need one. this will always be checked by your gas safe registered person prior to the installation.

Answered by M.L.P Heating & plumbing

11th February 2019

M.L.P Heating & plumbing answered the question "Do I need a flue liner for a gas fire?"

This will depend on what category chimney is required this will be stated in the manufacturing instructions some gas fires can be installed into the old brick chimney but they must be fully swept out before installation others will require a flue liner to be installed however this will be checked by the gas safe registered engineer before he/she installs it I advise any person having a gas fire installed or has a gas fire installed to have a co2 alarm in the room and to have this checked by the engineer every year when the gas fire is serviced

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