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Neighbour Complaint About Gas Flue

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by AndyCr15, May 12, 2019.

  1. UberTiger

    Mobster

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    Surely it's better to try and resolve minor things to be civil?

    Just because your neighbours suck even more doesn't negate the issue at hand here, one that can be easily fixed.

    I think it's a perfectly reasonable request. Plenty of people like to sit in the garden even in the autumn and spring to get fresh air, especially when the temperature is just on the edge and heating doesn't have to be on permanently, so the boiler will be turning off and on continually maintain a certain temperature indoors.

    Seems like an easy fix with a 90g adapter to the cost of the homeowner/fitter. I wouldn't request money from the neighbour to fix a poorly thought out install. A bit of situational awareness and consderation from the installer who fits these day in and day out could have avoided the situation all together.
     
  2. AndyCr15

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    Neither would I. I would also not say this was a poorly thought out install.
     
  3. UberTiger

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    The fact that an issue has arised when it could have been easily avoided with a little foresight at the point of fitting indicates it is.

    On the fitter's part, not yours.
     
  4. AndyCr15

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    Again, I would disagree. That outlet is maybe 8 or 9 feet up and maybe 60-90cm to the fence. Personally I don't think it's right to expect that would be an issue for most people. (Judging by some reactions in this thread, I think there are many others of the same opinion.)
     
  5. Psycho Sonny

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    That is fine IMO. if it was 6 foot then I would see the issue. Most of the crap will be dispersed by the time it gets to face level if any does at all. It should rise I would have thought. The noise is the only thing I can think of must be the nuisance.
     
  6. AndyCr15

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    Its not that loud standing right next to the boiler.

    Anyway, it's not about if I think it's acceptable and it looks like we're getting a fix that they will hopefully be happy with. As someone suggested, I'll ask if he can divert it down the path too.

    Thanks for all the tips and opinions :)
     
  7. LoadsaMoney

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    Good one, flue over a lot of heads that one, not mine though ;) :p

    ******* hell!, could you not have just gone and knocked on the ******* door! :eek:

    :D
     
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  8. AndyCr15

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    I could. Like when they came and dropped the note through the door, I was home and it would have been handy to be able to actually discuss what the issue was. Me letting them know what was happening was one way communication, so why go round and disturb them when I could just drop them a text? To me that's the polite thing to do.
     
  9. AndyCr15

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    Finally the installer has come back and fitted the extension. I'm a little annoyed he didn't point it down the path, but still, surely if they complain about this now, they're just being unreasonable now?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jokester

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    Up periscopes!
     
  11. Participant

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    Surely you can just rotate that yourself?
     
  12. AndyCr15

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    Yeah, that's what I said to my brother. Will bring the ladder down from the garage and have a go.
     
  13. dholdi

    Wise Guy

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    Point it away from the copper pipes or they will corrode.
     
  14. koolpc

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    On a side note, awful brick work!!!
     
  15. area51

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    If turning point opposite way to prevailing wind flow! which will the reason why point it outwards as can get it back flowing to boiler if a windy day where it's close to the wall.
     
  16. Maccapacca

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    No attempt to use vaguely a similar brick or even similar mortar colour. I doubt that bricky if you could call him that could stitch it all in properly.

    It's not even a uncommon brick.
     
  17. Maccapacca

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    If ask BG to come back on that brickwork. Do you own the freehold? You might end up with a big bill later on if the freeholder if that's not you say they want it repaired.
     
  18. thenewoc

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    I'd tell them it's greater than the required distance from the property's boundary if that is the case and leave it at that.
     
  19. thenewoc

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    The distance between the property's isn't your problem, they knew how close these were when they bought the house.
     
  20. SMN

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    I could've done a better job on those bricks and i dont even know how to mix mortar. Jaysus.