Three Wall Chimney Hazards (C) Carson Dunlop Associates Examples & List of Indoor Fire Clearance Safety Hazards

     


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Indoor fire clearance distances:

Fire clearance hazards - unsafe indoor combustible clearances, & hazardous chimney clearances to indoor surfaces: this article lists and describes common indoor fire clearance safety hazards.

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Indoor Fire Clearance Safety Hazards

Here is a list of articles describing in more detail a variety of fire hazards that occur because of inadequate distance between a heating appliance, flue vent connector, chimney, or other building component and combustible materials.

Our page top sketch of a three-sided chimney is courtesy Carson Dunlop Associates. 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.

Particularly when heating costs for conventional heating oil and gas are rising and high, these devices see extra service and may be run longer or hotter than usual in a home. The result is an increase in house fires where wood stoves, coal stoves, or fireplace inserts have been improperly installed or where the chimney has become creosote-laden and catches on fire.

 

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