A Power flue may be the answer for properties where there is no conventional chimney and offers the added flexibility for the cooker to be sited on an external or internal wall, even within an island or peninsular setting.
It uses a single stainless steel flue-pipe with a diameter of 54 mm. A variable speed, low voltage electric fan is fitted externally to provide the necessary suction.
The basic flue installation kit supplied is suitable for most installations with up to 3m of ducting. Additional flue-pipe fittings and fastenings are available including 90 and 45 degree bends to allow for flue routing flexibility.
The pipe exits from the cooker through either the right or left hand side panel at low level, allowing for the pipe to be taken below work units if required.
It is possible to route the flue at high level or even under a floor, providing access can still be gained for cleaning the inside of the pipe. The flue can be extended up to 5 metres in length incorporating a maximum of 5 bends.
Power Flue Restrictions
Current regulations dictate where power flues can terminate and there are minimum clearances for nearby obstructions, windows and doors etc. There are also minimum clearances for the external vent above ground level.
The external vent is not allowed within car ports, porches or garages and must not inconvenience adjoining properties or a public right of way. A combustion air supply is required by means of an air-brick into the kitchen, the siting of which can be discussed with the site inspection engineer.
Oven venting is achieved by utilising the flue-pipe and fan to discharge cooking odours to the atmosphere. Unfortunately by there very nature, solid fuel and wood burning models are not available with a power flue option.
Other Flue Type Options