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Fireplace Installation Notes.
Installation: All Gas Fires must be installed and serviced by a GAS SAFE Registered Engineer. The Engineer will survey your property and ensure that all of the requirements, as set out in the manufacturers installation manual, can be met. This ensures that your gas fire is installed correctly and safely. All GAS SAFE Engineers are regularly audited to ensure they are working in line with the current regulations - ask to see a copy of the engineers registration card..
Servicing : We recommend that all gas fires are serviced every 12 months. This should be done regardless of how often the fire is used. There are number of issues which can effect a gas fire functioning correctly and safety - blockages in the gas pipes, gas leaks, chimney blockages etc.
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Typical Installation Problems:

It is easy to blame the gas fire when it fails to function however in the majority of cases it is a site related issue that is causing the fire not to function. Gas fires have safety devices, these are there to switch the fire off. If a fire is installed and it is unreliable and switching off it should not be used until a gas engineer has inspected it.

  1. Gas Pressure - a common cause of a gas fire shutting down while it is operating is that the gas pressure is not correct. This problem can be more noticeable when switching on other gas appliances within the property like boilers etc. A drop in pressure will mean that the safety device on fire will shut the fire down to protect you. Contact Transco or your gas supplier regarding upgrading your gas pipe work.
  2. Chimney Draw Is Too Strong - the draw on the chimney is causing the pilot flame to lift away from the thermocouple making the safety device to shut the fire down - Contact a flue specialist
  3. Chimney Draw Is Too Weak - the draw is not strong enough, this could be because the chimney has become blocked, causing the fire to spill hazardous fumes into the room. This is very dangerous. The safety device senses the amount of oxygen in the air and will shut the fire down. - Contact a flue specialist.
  4. No Power - A remote control fire needs a power source. If it is powered by a mains supply has the fuse blown or the power switched off? - Contact an electrician. If it is battery powered - check and change the batteries.
  5. Incorrect Installation - All gas fires are supplied with an installation manual. This shows how to fit the fire in line with the manufacturer's instructions and the CE approval to ensure it is safe. Ensure you have a copy of the Installation Manual before starting to install a fire. The warranty will be invalid if the fire has been wrongly installed. When a fire is installed by a GAS SAFE Registered Engineer he will issue you a certificate showing the work that has been done and confirming that it is safe. Flueless Gas Fires have an excellent safety record. If a flueless gas fire shuts down after running for a number of minutes check all ventilation requirements have been met before operating the fire again. All CVO flueless gas fires have a ODS unit fitted which will shut the fire down if the oxygen levels in the room reach a dangerous level.

EXAMPLES OF REAL INSTALLATIONS:

REMEMBER - ALWAYS USE A REGISTERED GAS SAFE ENGINEER FOR ALL GAS FIRE INSTALLATION AND SERVICING WORK ASK TO SEE THE ENGINEERS REGISTRATION CARD AND IF IN DOUBT PHONE GAS SAFE.

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FIREVAULT (North)
Fireplace Showroom
Unit 4, Beaumont Square
Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham
DL5 6XN, United Kingdom
Monday to Saturday
01325 301020

Spirit Fires Ltd, Unit 4 Beaumont Square, Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham, DL5 6XN owns the CVO Fire, Spirit, FireVault and EasyFire brands (Registered in the UK, 06115228)