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  • Consider chimney flues when installing a Rayburn stove

    Stoves 1100DFMany people make the mistake of purchasing a Rayburn stove without thinking of the installation, which includes the flue liners and other areas.

    According to the Antique Dolls blog, numerous people are so concerned with owning an Aga or Rayburn cooker that they forget about the practicalities involved with setting them up.

    Considering the chimney flue liner is a must, as there are lots of different things which can go wrong and cost homeowners a significant amount of money to put right.

    "You will need a proper flue - don't underestimate this problem and make sure that you get a quote before you buy," the blog said.

    Homeowners could be looking at significant costs for a five metre stainless-steel chimney flue, the source added, meaning thorough research is vital.

    Lon Grossman, president of Technihouse Inspections, recently told a reader of hometownlife.com that tar should never be used to repair chimney flashing, as it cracks when dry and can let water seep into the brick work.

  • DIY expert identifies chimney flashing leak

    HousesA home inspector has helped one member of the public identify the cause of a leak in their roof.
  • DIY expert identifies chimney flashing leak

    HousesA home inspector has helped one member of the public identify the cause of a leak in their roof.

    Lon Grossman, president of Technihouse Inspections, answered a reader's question on hometownlife.com about the source of a leak between the chimney and the roof.

    He said the problem was with the chimney flashing - which is the L-shaped metal plate designed to provide a waterproof barrier around the area to stop rain water getting through.

    Mr Grossman added that homeowners should not be tempted to solve the problem with tar.

    "Tar should never be used in an attempt to 'caulk' a leak. Tar always dries and cracks," he stated.

    Homeowners have been advised by freelance writer SE Jones that they can take steps to stop draughts coming down their chimney and making their property feel cold.

    Writing an article on Helium, Mr Jones said that having a working flue or investing in a fireplace cover are two steps people could take to stop this problem from occurring.

  • DIY chimney repairs 'do not have to be expensive'

    Roof window and chimneyHomeowners who want to conduct their own chimney repairs and install their own flue liners or other fixtures have been told that carrying out simple jobs should not cost them a lot of money.

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