Can you install a fireplace by yourself?
As you might imagine, this is a task best left to the experts. It is a very technical process and there are many things that can go wrong along the way. Admittedly, with VisionLINE some fireplace installations are very simple compared to others, but nonetheless, you need to know what you’re doing. If you are going to install it yourself, you’ll need to be very clear on the potential hazards of your chimney, and how to avoid them.
What do I need to know when installing a fireplace?
There is usually one or more potential hazards that come along with any heater, and you want to ensure maximal safety when they are put together. All fireplaces have their own intricacies. Familiarise yourself with those.
How do you install a fireplace flue?
This is best done with multiple people. Once the flue has been put together, you need to get it up the chimney. This is best done with a very strong string, which needs to be put through the surface of the flue and up to the top of the chimney.
Can you fit your own chimney flue?
Yes, this is very doable. You have to be very clear on the exact measurements before putting the flue together, and as mentioned above, having a friend there to help is always preferable.
Does a flue need to go straight up?
Yes. It should be installed vertically and directly straight.
What is the difference between a chimney and a flue?
The chimney is the vertical stack extending from the top of the roofline, which allows smoke or gas to exit from the home. The flue is the passage that smoke or gas moves through to get to the outside. These can be ducts, vents or pipes.
How long should a wood heater flue be?
The average height of a wood heater is 600mm, and in this case, the height should be 4000mm. This adjusts based on the height of the heater.
For fireplace installation, call the fireplace specialists at VisionLINE 1300 219 875.