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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2007
    I'm trying to build a well insulated house, trying to avoid thermal bridging etc.
    Just realised that the chimney stack sticking out of the roof is a big heat sink. I've got a big thermal store at the bottom of the flue, a thick wall of concrete blocks, heated by a wood burning stove, but it's going to leak its heat to outside via the chimney masonry.
    Would there be reduced heat loss if I fit a stainless steel insulated flue from first floor level through the roof?
    Does anyone have any other ideas?
    • CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2007
    If you want to use masonry then you could try and get hold of some foamglass. I'm guessing that that would be fireproof.
    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2007
    Hello Guest,
    But what would I do with the foamglass?
    • CommentAuthorbiffvernon
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2007
    Thermal bridging through the chimney masonary must be trivial compared to the loss from the hole up the middle.
    • CommentAuthorfuncrusher
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2007
    Good proprietory ceramic flues are usually good insulators eg pumice
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