Last edited 27 Dec 2019

Flue definition

A combustion appliance is an apparatus in which fuel is burned to generate heat for space heating, water heating, cooking or other similar purposes.

A flue is a passage that conveys the products of combustion from a combustion appliance to the outside air.

A fluepipe is a pipe, either single walled (bare or insulated) or double walled, which connects a combustion appliance to a flue in a chimney. When used in this way, it may be called a connecting fluepipe.

A flue 'throat' is a contracted part of a flue between a fireplace recess and its chimney.

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