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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rules for concealed gas boilers

New rules are coming into effect that require landlords and homeowners with properties with concealed boilers to fit carbon monoxide alarm.

The rules impact on properties with so called concealed boilers which do not vent directly to an outside wall but instead uses a fan flued gas appliance.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The rule applies to concealed flue's I.E boxed in or located within a ceiling void, whether the boiler is concealed or not is irrelevant.

CO alarms are a temporary, interim measure, Access panels have to be fitted in the ceiling or duct by December 2012. As from January 2013 any concealed flue installation that does not have the required number of access panels will be considered as a dangerous installation and will fail a Landlords gas safety inspection. Regardless of how many CO alarms you have installed.

One further point on the CO alarms is that the removable/replacement battery type CO alarm is not acceptable.
Regards, DJ