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centralheatking

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I surveyed a property today. There is an old valour 4 radiant gas fire in the sitting room. I am concerned because it is certain that the room is being used as a permenant bedroom for a terminally ill family member. It’s beyond my remit but the lady has this fire on 24/7 when she is awake and asleep. What should the family be looking for.
Is it illegal, not advisable can’t see any permenant open vents to outside or an oxydepletion device. I will report your views to the agent directly. Law or opinions are fine. Centralheatking
 

ShaunCorbs

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Turn off and run the ch more effective and efficient in the long run
 
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centralheatking

centralheatking

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I wouldnt be happy CHK i would be advising removal of the fire and replacing with another heat source . Kop
Cheers KOP that’s exactly what I am going to do first thing Friday morning in a call to the agent and the tennant. Technically it’s beyond my full remit but they will listen as I will not leave the agent any choice. I like to sleep at night Centralheatking
 
I wouldnt be happy CHK i would be advising removal of the fire and replacing with another heat source . Kop
Completely agree, I always thought it was classed as ID to have an open flued appliance in a bedroom.

I’d always try to talk anyone out of having any sort of fire as they seem like inefficient death traps to me.
 

king of pipes

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I had a similar scenario a couple of year ago lady of the house had a fall broke her hip so had to have a bed downstairs gas fire and back boiler unit in the room vent blocked up , i had already upgraded the heating and hotwater and redone the bathroom the family wanted to leave the fire i said no way , even made em replace the gas cooker that was faulty to , within 6 months the poor old girl was in a home bless her. Kop
 
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centralheatking

centralheatking

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Update, looks like things are sorted. The tennant is getting a visit from a local 'Registered Professional Gas Engineer' outfit FOC this afternoon after a call and an explanation of the circumstances. The agents got the second call and
offered to log it and let the landlord know in due course....so their nose was put out of joint when I explained matters were already in hand as it was a safety issue and they can collect a copy of the 'Registered Professional Gas Engineer' report from the property and that will be binding Centralheatking
 

rpm

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Plumber
I surveyed a property today. There is an old valour 4 radiant gas fire in the sitting room. I am concerned because it is certain that the room is being used as a permenant bedroom for a terminally ill family member. It’s beyond my remit but the lady has this fire on 24/7 when she is awake and asleep. What should the family be looking for.
Is it illegal, not advisable can’t see any permenant open vents to outside or an oxydepletion device. I will report your views to the agent directly. Law or opinions are fine. Centralheatking
What sort of survey were you there to carry out?
 
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centralheatking

centralheatking

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Plumber
What sort of survey were you there to carry out?
I do surveys of condition of buy to lets, rentals, change overs, inventory, and also meet the bailiffs when people have to be evicted, MOD property and drive by. I am fully qualified but just do part time when it all gets too busy for a friend or when he goes on holiday. I just fit it round my other business
which is in plumbing and heating design. It’s ideal for semi retired ..but I am not.
It’s generally clean and quite straightfwds. Centralheatking
 

Last Plumber

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If it is below 14Kw gross input, in safe working order and has a vitiation device fitted, I would recommend a CO alarm and leave it as it is.
 

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