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Chimscan and other chimney interior flue inspection camera systems:

This article describes the use of a remote camera and lighting to perform a safety inspection of the condition of a chimney flue interior.

These articles on chimneys and chimney safety provide detailed suggestions describing how to perform a thorough visual inspection of chimneys for safety and other defects. Chimney inspection methods and chimney repair methods are also discussed.



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Inspecting Chimney Flues by Remote Cameras

Preparing to inspect a chimney flue with a camera (C) Daniel Friedman

Peering up into a chimney flue from below or down into a flue from a rooftop access point, even with a bright light, is pretty much staring into a black abyss.

Chimney inspection camera (C) Daniel Friedman

It is difficult to see all of the interior chimney surfaces. Quite a few chimney cleaning companies offer a camera service which is in essence, a fisheye lens attached to a video camera which is lowered through the flue or which may be inserted into a chimney flue from inside the building at a fireplace or chimney thimble.

A Chimscan® is a common chimney inspection system you may hear about. Chimney inspection cameras permit a more careful inspection of the condition of the entire flue interior.

Especially on older masonry flues of unknown condition, this step can be quite valuable in assessing the safety and security of the flue against fire, spark, or gas leaks.

Our photos, compliments of Mike Grossman in Duluth, MN, show a special chimney inspection camera being prepared for use during a chimney inspection.

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