Last edited 05 Jan 2017

Flue throat

According to Approved document J, Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems, a 'throat' is a contracted part of the flue between a fireplace recess and its chimney.

Construction of fireplace gathers.jpg

[Image: Construction of fireplace gathers]

Throats are usually formed from prefabricated components as shown below.

Open fireplaces - throat and fireplace components.jpg

[Image: Open fireplaces - throat and fireplace components]

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