Here is our guide to the installation of your Chimsoc.
In some chimneys with high draw, there is a danger that your Chimsoc could be drawn up the chimney. This is especially true if the Chimsoc is not topped up with air on a regular basis. We recommend that, in these chimneys, that you tether your Chimsoc to the fire grate or something similar to prevent this happening.
Your Chimsoc® may need topping up with air occasionally. This is especially the case when first installing the Chimsoc®, if you have used lung air for inflation. The reason is that lung air is warm. As it cools, it contracts, and the Chimsoc® will need topping up. One way to avoid this is to use a pump for inflation.
The Chimsoc® is supplied with a reminder disc, to help make sure that you don't forget that you have your Chimsoc installed. This disc can optionally be attached by string to the installed Chimsoc® itself (so that the tab hangs in the fireplace opening), or placed in the fireplace opening.
Chimney stacks require a small amount of ventilation, to avoid the risk of damp build up. Your Chimsoc® has been designed with a curve at one end to help achieve this. You can also choose to wedge a small length of plastic pipe between the Chimsoc® and the stack wall to achieve this.
Place a sheet of paper or cloth over your fire (your Chimsoc® may have collected some dust or debris on the top side). Open the valve and allow some of the air out. Carefully remove the Chimsoc®.
The Chimsoc® can only be installed in a completely cold chimney stack.
The Chimsoc® is not suitable for use in any chimney with a gas fired appliance installed.
The Chimsoc® may puncture if inflated against sharp protrusions in your chimney stack.
The Chimsoc® is designed for use in your chimney stack to stop chimney draughts.
No responsibility will be accepted for damage caused by failure to remove your Chimsoc® prior to lighting your fire, misuse of the product, or where our instructions have not been fully adhered to.
This is a plastic product. Please keep it away from children.
These instructions can be downloaded from our downloads page.