AGA flue blocked?

If you remove the flue shroud from your conventional flue AGA you'll see an angled plate that is designed to catch any falling debris from the chimney before it gets to the lower reaches of your AGAs combustion system. If the debris plate looks like the below picture then it's doing it's job but you also have a problem. That plate should look like the lowest picture. If the build up has taken 20 years then simply hoover it up and keep an eye on it. If though it's happening over a period of weeks or months then you need to have your flue swept! It's quite a simple job as the chimney brushes can go up this opening but make sure you get it done. A blocked AGA flue is not a good thing, you'll have carbon monoxide in your kitchen!  


Matthew Bates
Matthew Bates

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Matthew is from a farming family near Bath and a graduate of King's College London who decided not to follow the 'standard' path into banking or the law. He has been working with Aga's in some form or another since 2003. Matthew runs Blake and Bull from beautiful Bradford on Avon, near Bath. Alf the golden retriever makes sure the working day finishes at 6pm sharp - dog walk time!