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fire panel for kitchen oven - is it required?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by eastsider, 1st Nov, 2015.

  1. eastsider

    eastsider Member

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    Hi All

    Is a fire panel behind the kitchen oven required? (Something like 13mm fyrchek?)

    I am trying to understand the purpose of it.

    The way I see it is, if the kitchen burns, its going to burn. The fyrchek wont prevent this.

    The only reason I can think of is normal plaster board will burn if the oven gets too hot. Fyrchek wont burn.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Arms

    Arms Active Member

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    fyrecheck is an overkill and not required .all heat from modern ovens is vented to the front to enter the room through grills under/over the oven door