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    Boxing a boiler flue.


    Hello. I have a boiler flue that runs through the kitchen wall, into the adjacent room and out through the external wall in that room. I intended to use this room as a bedroom for my little girl. Is it possible ie safe to box a flue pipe in in this sort of situation? Thanks!

    Asked by Leo on 9th Aug 2021
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    Croydon Handyman

    "Yes you can, a stud wood frame with plasterboard will cover this nicely."

    Answered on 27th Sep 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    P&M Carpentry

    "Yes, you can box it in, but current gas safety rules state that you have to have an access panel on every joint."

    Answered on 9th Aug 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Peter Joinery

    "yes as long as the box is constructed correctly and all filled and painted"

    Answered on 31st Aug 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Handyman build it

    "Yes, it is ok to do as long as you are in compliance with regulations."

    Answered on 14th Sep 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Lakes Bespoke Joinery

    "Yes, it’s more than ok as long as you can access it for service and that is basically accessible screws."

    Answered on 26th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    ptl steelworks ltd.

    "This is how it is to be done, I did a similar job in my apartment, I stretched the aluminum pipe across the ceiling to the living room, then to the balcony. I built everything up. It was necessary to remove kitchen odors."

    Answered on 9th Aug 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    WP carpentry

    "It's safe to do so. And seal the boxing joints with silicone to make it air tight"

    Answered on 9th Aug 2021 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Perfect Construction

    "You should always consult a gas safety engineer for this answer! Thanks!"

    Answered on 11th Oct 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

    "Yes its is safe to do so as long as there are no valves (in which case you will need an access panel fitted as well, but yes it should be safe to box it :) I hope this helps"

    Answered on 29th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Isle of Wight Carpentry

    "I would check the latest regulations and maybe speak to a corgi registered installer"

    Answered on 31st Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report

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