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Can I have my gas fire capped off then just boarded over or does it have to be removed?
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Question: Can I have my gas fire capped off then just boarded over or does it have to be removed?

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Answer(s):
Mohammed Adnan, A and Z Gas Plumbing Specialist

Yes if it’s not a back boiler.

Peter Laing, Apollo Gas Services Ltd

Hi, if its just a fire then yes you can have it capped off and board over it.

Michael Thorn, Thorn Gas Services Ltd 

Yes, you can but it may look better if you remove the fire to board over it. It is important that any unused chimney is vented at both the top and the bottom, to allow a constant flow of air. This is to help stop damp problems later on.

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