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2. A masonry chimney flue, where the connector vent pipe connects at a point at least 12 inches above the lowest portion of the interior of the chimney flue.
3. A single-wall metal pipe used as a vent connector passing through a wall, ceiling or floor.
4. Inlets to masonry chimneys that enter from the side.
5. House framing components that are at least 2 inches away from the chimney wall. Open spaces between the chimney wall and the combustible building materials should be sealed and insulated with non-combustible material.
6. The flue for a heating system or fireplace that has enough cross-sectional area and height to create an adequate draft.
8. Metal chimney flue liners that are made of stainless steel or aluminum.
9. The type of venting materials that are dependent upon the operating characteristics of the appliance being vented. Appliances can be characterized with respect to:
-positive or negative pressure within the venting system; and
-whether or not the appliance generates gases that condense in the venting system.
10. Chimney flashing that is installed where the chimney stack meets the roof covering to prevent water penetration.
12. A masonry chimneys that is built with an inadequate crown constructed from common mortar mix.
15. Where the firebox walls are slanted to reflect heat energy into the room. This angle of the walls is referred to as splay.
16. Where the throat of the fireplace is located above the combustion chamber.
21. The cross-sectional area of a chimney flue that is based on the area of the fireplace opening. One rule of thumb is that the flue area should be at least one-tenth of the total fireplace opening.
23. The refractory panel walls of a factory-built fireplace.
24. Wood-Burning Stoves. (Small, Medium or Large)
26. Efflorescence, the white chalky powder that you might find on the surface of a concrete or brick wall.
28. Counter-flashing installed in slots cut onto the mortar joints and on the low side of the chimney.
31. Where the kickout flashing is missing at the area where the gutter end meets the chimney.
32. Where the kickout flashing is missing. .
36. Combustible materials that are (or are not) located at least 3 feet away from the fireplace opening.
37. A metal flue liner taken from below the damper.
40. The smaller-diameter flue connector pipe from the gas-fired hot water tank that is properly located and entering the masonry chimney above the larger-diameter connector pipe from the heating system.
41. An open damper and flue pipe from a brand new, unused pre-fabricated fireplace.
42. Fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, and their chimneys.
43. Damper doors that are located at the top of the chimney stack. The damper operation should be accessible in the same room as the fireplace.
46. A Creosote buildup that was observed on the rear wall of a fireplace.
47. The mortar joints of a chimney that are cracking into pieces, which is a defect.
48. A deteriorated flue lining, which is a hazard.
49. A severely deteriorated flue lining, which is a defect.
50. A deteriorated masonry that was observed at the crown (or wash).
51. The doors to wood stoves that operate as expected by the inspector and should close tightly with the latch.
52. A chimney pipe and chase in an unfinished attic space.
54. Defects at the walls of the pre-fabricated fireplace, including large open cracks in the wall material.
55. A gas-fired decorative fireplace unit.