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    Fireplace back boiler removal


    Just moved into my new house. It’s Oil heating and has an open fire. Im not sure if previous owner used the fire. I’m getting new fireplace installed and have been told to remove back boiler before installation. Is this something a plumber needs to do or is this a specialist job. Does it need to be completely taken out or is it just a matter of disconnecting it?

    Asked by John on 5th Dec 2019
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    Plumboss Maintenance

    "Hi a plumber can remove the back boiler, or you can get a gas safe engineer just in case there are any gas pipes that may need to be removed and on recommendation would remove the back boiler altogether hence may cost a little more but will be worth it in the long run."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Nik Solanki


    You will need a Qualified Gas Engineer to undertake this work.

    Once the removal of the Boiler is carries out it will need to be capped of and Gas tested to ensure no gas leaks are detected.

    Hope this helps,

    Answered on 11th Dec 2019 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Profile Plumbers

    "Needs a qualified gas engineer might take upto 2 hours I'd say £150 for completed works"

    Answered on 20th Mar 2020 - Member since May 2018 - report
    Jt heating &plumbing

    "If it's an open fire back boiler, yes a plumber can do this for you."

    Answered on 31st Jan 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report

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