Living flame gas fire not very alive

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Rinsefirst Sun 06-Sep-20 23:43:08

Our living flame style gas fire is barely working these days. It will be condemned as soon as the engineer comes. Anyone replaced a 16 inch tapered fire recently? Can you talk me through if you just replaced like for like or is there something else I should be considering? It’s in a Farmington Cotswold Stone surround.

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Rinsefirst Sun 06-Sep-20 23:50:25

This is how it currently looks

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PigletJohn Mon 07-Sep-20 01:34:43

It might just need cleaning.

FinallyFluid Mon 07-Sep-20 01:38:38

Agree with Piglet John, thought ours was Fubarred a few years ago, a good clean out and an annual service and it is as right as rain.

TheSparklyPussycat Mon 07-Sep-20 01:39:49

I had something similar, quite a long time ago though. The "bits of coal" deteriorated with age, and if memory serves we were able to buy some new ones.

Rinsefirst Mon 07-Sep-20 07:46:55

Have cleaned it quite forensically by removing coals and I have a bag of new black ones that I introduce from time to time. ( I know that the engineer has in the past spray painted then black)

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TheSparklyPussycat Mon 07-Sep-20 13:02:45

Is the bit where the gas goes into the fire (don't know what to call it) slightly bunged up with black stuff, thus narrowing it? Although you probably cleaned it already.

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Rinsefirst Mon 07-Sep-20 13:48:39

It’s just sluggish . Slow to light up . The flames are low and it not very warm.
I think I will message Living Flame 🔥 and see what they suggest. I think it is about 12 years old.

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Rinsefirst Mon 07-Sep-20 20:22:05

Got prices .
£130 to get it delivered online
£295 to buy at fireplace shop
£120 for fireplace shop to install
£75 chimney to be swept
Now to locate a self employed fire installer - two I phoned don’t do it - they don’t want the bother of building work and insurance implications

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