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Central Heating

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Regulations

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Underfloor Heating

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Solid Fuel Boilers

Solid Fuel Boilers

solid fuel boilers
  • Building Regulations cover the requirements for hearths
  • All appliances and installers must be HETAS approved
  • MIN 28mm Flow and Return pipes
  • A solid fuel appliance has to sit on a full constructional hearth (Document J)
  • It must have one radiator as a heat leak (slumber radiator)
    • must be connected "top to the bottom opposite ends- TBOE"
    • lockshield valves on both sides
  • Solid fuel central heating system will always be open vented (sealed is too dangerous)
  • The cylinder's minimum capacity is 100l
  • The room in which the solid fuel boiler is sited must have permanent ventilation
  • Solid Fuel boiler thermostat:
    solid fuel boiler thermostat
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Solid-fuel Gas Fire with Back Boiler

  • 10kW – 13.8m2 radiator surface
  • 13kW – 20.5m2 radiator surface
  • Requires 175mm flue
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Free-standing Boilers

  • Hat input from 13.5kW to 29kW
  • Class 1 flue system – brick chimneys
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