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CHIMNEY INSPECTION DIAGNOSIS REPAIR
BACKDRAFTING HEATING EQUIPMENT
CARBON MONOXIDE - CO
CHIMNEY CAP & CROWN
CHIMNEY CLEANING PROCEDURES
CHIMNEY COMPONENT DEFINITIONS
CHIMNEY CRACK DETECTION & DIAGNOSIS
CHIMNEY DRAFT & PERFORMANCE
CHIMNEY FIRE ACTION / PREVENTION
CHIMNEY HEIGHT & CLEARANCE CODE
CHIMNEY INSPECTION, FLUE INTERIOR
CHIMNEY LEANING, SEPARATION, MOVEMENT
CHIMNEY REPAIR METHODS
CHIMNEY STAINS & LEAKS
CHIMNEY TYPES & MATERIALS
DIRECT VENTS / SIDE WALL VENTS
DRAFT HOOD, GAS HEATER
DRAFT REGULATOR, DAMPER, BOOSTER
FIRE CLEARANCES INDOORS
FIREPLACES & HEARTHS
FLUE VENT CONNECTORS
MASONRY CHIMNEY GUIDE
METAL CHIMNEYS & FLUES
SAFETY RECALLS CHIMNEYS VENTS HEATERS
SOOT AT CHIMNEY TOP
STAIN DIAGNOSIS on BUILDING EXTERIORS
WOOD, COAL STOVES & FIREPLACES
Masonry chimney & flue article index: here we list key articles useful for building, inspecting, diagnosing or repairing problems with masonry chimneys. Common chimney problems such as cracks, draft, chimney height, leaks, leaning chimneys, or chimney stains & chimney inspection & repair methods are discussed here.
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For example, our page top photo shows a chimney that would not be safe to use, and described at ABANDONED CHIMNEYS, OUTDOORS.
What about this angled brick chimney shown at left? Did you know that there is a danger of cracks, leaks, and even fire at this chimney? Look closely at the floor of the attic where the chimney shifts from vertical to angled. Details are at ANGLED CHIMNEYS.
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What about chimneys that are leaning, bending, bulging or bowing? At left our photo shows a brick chimney that is separating from the house.
Often the root problem is an inadequate original chimney footing. There are some serious fire and flue gas hazards when a masory chimney is doing a slow undulating dance on or in the building. Details are at CHIMNEY LEANING, SEPARATION, MOVEMENT
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