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Solid Fuel Stove Retrofit

  • 18-03-2021 12:28pm
    Registered Users Posts: 16

    A general question from a pretty uneducated questioner!! so go easy on me please! Is it difficult to retrofit a solid fuel stove in an existing house. I understand if the house is an older home and not therefore very airtight then the air supply can be provided by a vent into the room?! if its a newer airtight home or if a dedicated air supply is required is this difficult to retrofit? In general if its possible would the stove installer do the work required or would the air supply need to be there before they come to install?

    thanks for any help/insight!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,291 ✭✭✭enviro

    Is there an existing chimney?

    Back boiler or non boiler stove?

  • Registered Users Posts: 16 heatherstreasur

    No chimney, free standing stove against an outside wall. No back boiler

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,397 ✭✭✭dathi

    No chimney, free standing stove against an outside wall. No back boiler

    under the building regulations the room must be provided with a permanently open vent. that means you can not fit a closable grill cover on the inside of vent this is the same regardless of the airtightness of the building