CastIronFires.Com does not deal in separate or freestanding
Gas Fires as such - we only supply inset gas fires for use
in the fireplaces and fire baskets on sale in our online
models can vary in detail, the principles of all inset gas
fires are common to all - illustrated below are two of the
most typical types.
The CIF2 Inset gas Fire forArched Insert Fireplaces.
Inset Gas Fire Burner Box
A typical Class 1 High Output Gas Fire
with Cast back - this is the HO9 Model for the
Bolton and Tregaron Fireplaces.
Gas Fires are offered as optional extras for fireplaces
on the pages of our catalogue where they are suitable
or appropriate. Our Gas Fires can be supplied with
coals or with pebbles as shown in the illustration
also: Choosing Your Fire
Inset Gas Fires come with a manufacturer's 12 month
guarantee (UK only) and conform to European Union
do not fit or arrange for fitting of gas fires -
that is a matter for the customer to arrange for
themselves. We do, however, recommend that all gas
fittings, including our gas fires, are installed
by a qualified gas fitter in accordance with manufacturer's
advise that you consult the Gas Safe Register (in the UK),
or the equivalent organisation in your own country if you
live outside the United Kingdom. You can find out more about
gas fitters on their website at http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk.
Gas Fires are available in a variety of different models
for different applications :
1 Gas Fires
Class 1 Gas Fires normally require no special flues or
flue linings, and can be placed in most of our Combination,
Arched and Tiled Insert Fireplaces provided there is a
conventional chimney in good condition. Where there are
existing old dampers or restrictor plates in an old chimney,
they should be removed. If removal is not possible or
practical, the damper plate should be permanently fixed
in the upright (open) position so as not to interfere
with normal flue extraction. We also advise you to have
the chimney swept before installation and that a registered
gas fitter carry out an on-site survey prior to installation.
It is not unusual for a qualified gas fitter to recommend
the fitting a flue lining in any case as an added security,
especially in chimneys over forty years old.
See also: Frequently
1 - Magiglo
Magiglo are the leading independent manufacturer of superior
decorative gas fires in the UK. Over the years Magiglo
have built a reputation for designing and manufacturing
quality gas fires with emphasis on both realism and reliability.
fires all offer very realistic 'random' coals, which in
turn provide moving flames of a bright golden nature,
just like a real fire but without the mess.
Magiglo are Class 1 inset fires suitable for all environments
where a Class 1 fire would be used - see Class 1 Fires
2 Gas Fires
Class 2 Gas Fires can be utilised with most of our fireplaces,
(as with Class 1 fires above), but require a 5 inch stainless
steel flue liner to be installed in the chimney. They
are also suitable for PreCast Concrete flues which conform
to BS1289 (British Standards) providing they comply with
regulations relating to spillage - a qualified gas
fitter should carry out spillage tests on gas fires as
a matter of normal procedure on completion of the gas
See also: Frequently
MultiFlue Gas Fires consist of a ceramic radiant back
box housed in a steel casing with a burner tray and come
complete with ceramic simulated coals and incorporate
an oxy pilot assembly with rotary ignition. Burner boxes
can be removed for servicing if required. Our superior
single model Multiflue Gas Fire is suitable for use in
either Class 1 or Class 2 environments, with, or without
flue linings (see above) and requiring no Cast or Ceramic
Back. Can be used with PreCast flues. MultiFlue Gas Fires
do not require additional ventilation, though some gas
fitters may prefer to fit air bricks at their own discretion
as an additional safeguard.
See also: Frequently
Output Gas Fires
The age old problem with inset gas fires is that they
are known to be low in overall heat output, and while
they appear very decorative and house warming, the actual
heat produced is very low - equivalent to no more than
1½ bars on a typical freestanding electric fire.
conventionally, much of the heat produced went up the
These revolutionary new High Output Gas Fires solve that
problem at a stroke. A new concept in Gas Fires, designed
to suit most of our Cast Iron Fireplaces, and offering
twice the heat output of other inset gas fires.
either as Class 1 fires with a rear Hot Box, which reflects
most potentially lost heat outwards into the room, for
the Crown Fascia, Tregaron and Bolton (where a Cast back
is fitted), and otherwise with the Sovereign, Tulip, Galway,
Art Nouveau, Toulouse and Edwardian Fireplaces where a
Cast back is not required.
available for use with "precast" concrete flues
constructed of gas flue blocks to BS1289 (British Standards).
High Output Gas Fires can be offered as a Powerflue model
- a new flue outlet control, with electrical fan extraction
ducted to an outside wall. These new fires typically output
3 kiloWatt - double that usually associated with inset
Gas Fires. Because they operate with the damper closed,
no heat is lost up the chimney - in fact, no chimney is
actually required with the Powerflue.
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