It is very cold outside, cold and wet and our dogs do not like this. However, they are closer to our biomass boiler than Building Regs dictate and so I have to keep moving them whenever I come into the Utility Room,(at least Molly has the decency to look chastised and the Bassett won’t even make eye contact). Once my back is turned, they are back there again, short of locking them out, I am powerless in the face of the goddess of heat that is Sandy our biomass
Our dogs all toastie in front of our living flame biomass boiler
boiler. So beware, once you have one of these toastie living flame biomass boilers installed, you may have to fight to get near it or, in my case, fall over dogs every time I need to fill it with pellets!
We have been asked a lot about flues this week.
A biomass appliance needs a flue, much like a wood burning stove does. The flue comes off the back of the appliance, so realistically where it can go relies a lot on where the biomass appliance is going to be situated.
Building Regulations dictate that flues must be 4.5 metres but the situation of the flue is one of the many things we discuss with clients, when looking at feasibility. A flue can go into an existing chimney, be hidden by a roof line, powder coated to any colour you desire or left as it comes; stainless steel and shiny, the choice is yours.
We often get asked about flue sweeping for biomass appliances. This should be done, under RHI Regulations, once a year. We have a lovely chap called Ali who we would not hesitate to recommend, even our dogs love him, although Bonny the Bassett is not sure about his hoover!
It was so cold on site in Bradford-on-Avon this morning, I did not envy our team on flue duty up a scaffold and was very pleased to get back to the office for a cuppa in front of a warm and toasty biomass boiler!
We are receiving some great feedback from our clients regarding their domestic RHI applications; our current record is Alan Moore, whose application was agreed in 10 seconds - he is looking forward to his first payment from the government any day now. Our personal application (for our 22kw MCZ Musa in our house) has been agreed and we are expecting our first payment on Christmas Day!