Cornish Rattler

Fitting a Log Burner in a garage

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Got the Pot belly stove inc the flue stuff, had to get everything as with the VAT free card you can only use the card once, going to start fitting it tomorrow 

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Please fit a CO detector with all these DIY fitments, not being a killjoy but we get called to a lot of CO incidents regarding log burners and if you are spending a lot of "alone" time in the garage with doors and windows closed then a little warning that things aren't working well may save your life. There's also specific heights and distances for the flue termination to ensure adequate performance.

Document J of the building regs will tell you what you need to know.

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Will do, where would I get one from as I don't think machine Mart sell them only log burners and flue's

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Screwfix, tool station, b&q and the likes all sell them, just make sure if your buying a cheap one (eBay/Amazon) its BS50291 marked.

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It's all up and running now but only tried it with cardboard just to seal the joints with heat and even from just the cardboard the garage was pretty warm and can't wait to try some heat logs or even proper logs.

The only thing we didn't buy was a bracket for the top stack as we wasn't sure where the stove was going but it went where I just wanted it so for now we made a temporary bracket but will get one ASAP 

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Don't be tempted to throw too many hotties on at once , I service a factory that makes them and they are about 4 times as effective as a similar sized natural log of the same type of wood , enjoy :)

cheers

 

Steve b

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23 minutes ago, steve b said:

Don't be tempted to throw too many hotties on at once , I service a factory that makes them and they are about 4 times as effective as a similar sized natural log of the same type of wood , enjoy :)

cheers

 

Steve b

Thanks for that yeah I will experiment with it first, think a cardboard box lasted nearly 5 mins

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As we wasn't entirely sure where the stove was going we didn't buy an outside flue bracket so as a temporary measure we made one but will get a proper one ASAP

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And this is the stove from the other side of the garage, obviously the shelf to the left will be moved as we just made enough space to fit it in place really :)

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2 minutes ago, Bowie69 said:

That'll do nicely :)

Yeah should do, just need to insulate the wall behind it yet, fit a decent bracket to the outside of the flue and possibly fit a vent in the garage before I can use it properly though but I am really pleased with it :D

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If that's the 9.2kw one you were on about then construction regs would require a vent if it was installed in a house (so presumably in the garage too) - but I would imagine that in practice you have more than enough ventilation already. If not you have an exceptionally well sealed garage!

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Yes it is, the garage is pretty insulated around the walls and roof but does have a big gap under the big doors and between the doors and frame but think I will fit a vent somewhere in there though just for piece of mind as I do intend replacing the doors at some point 

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Looks Great, Just beware that the flue is very close to the drain pipe and if plastic could end up melting it

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4 hours ago, cookie64 said:

Looks Great, Just beware that the flue is very close to the drain pipe and if plastic could end up melting it

Yeah there is a 2" gap between the gutter and flue but I will keep my eye on it just in case :)

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I got thinking about storing a small amount of logs in the garage to help keep them dry, I know I'm going to try using heat logs first but will probably use proper logs aswell, I have seen pic's of log burners in houses and have logs stored next to the log burner aswell as stacked up against interior walls so though would this be ok in a garage, what do you think

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Just notice our local Asda is selling chopped logs £3.50 a net bag, anyone know if they are worth buying 

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17 hours ago, Cornish Rattler said:

I got thinking about storing a small amount of logs in the garage to help keep them dry, I know I'm going to try using heat logs first but will probably use proper logs aswell, I have seen pic's of log burners in houses and have logs stored next to the log burner aswell as stacked up against interior walls so though would this be ok in a garage, what do you think

Is your stove designed for storing wood near it (some have a store underneath)? If not, be very careful - a neighbour down the road had a house fire as a result of storing logs too close to their stove. Fire brigade got there in time and they only had localised damage in their living room, but it could easily have been a lot worse.

Your stove should have specified dimensions for the non-combustible zone around it (i.e. the area which must be clear of combustible material). Store the logs outside this.

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