Unsupported chimney (C) Daniel FriedmanBuilding Chimney Noise Problems & Safety Warnings
Diagnose, & Cure Chimney Noise Problems

  • CHIMNEY NOISE DIAGNOSIS - CONTENTS: Building & house noises traced to chimney problems: wind leaks, loose caps, animal invaders & dangerous chimney fires, a catalog of sources of chimney noises: lists of causes, cures, and detection methods for sounds traced to the chimney
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Building chimney noise troubleshooting: causes & cures.

These articles discuss the causes of noises or sounds traced to building chimneys, flues & vents, ranging from thermal expansion clicks and cracks to wind howling to a dangerous chimney fire that sounds like a roaring freight train.

We include recommendations on how to inspect, diagnose & cure chimney noise or sound problems in homes or commercial buildings.

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Chimney noises in or on buildings - Danger Signs?

Chimney damage (C) Daniel FriedmanChimney noises in or on buildings range from normal to irritating to extremely dangerous:

Photograph of a damaged masonry chimney.See ANIMAL ENTRY POINTS in BUILDINGS

Keep animals out of the chimney flue by installing a proper chimney top cap and screen - something you may also require for fire safety if the chimney serves a wood-burning appliance.


See CHIMNEY INSPECTION DIAGNOSIS REPAIR for a complete guide to chimney and flue inspection, diagnosis & repair


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