I’m about 95% through the CPI course, and currently working through ‘How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys Course’. Specifically chapter 6 - Exterior Air.
Specified in the learning text is the following: Factory-built and masonry fireplaces must be provided with an exterior air supply to assure proper fuel combustion unless the room is mechanically ventilated.
My house was built in 1954, and I have a wood burning masonry fireplace. The fireplace is not being fed with exterior air, and the room that the fireplace is in is not mechanically ventilated.
My questions are:
Is this typical for the time period in which the home was built?
a). If so, do you happen to know when this changed?
Should this be called out in an inspection report?
Hoping some of you veterans can save me some time digging, which I constantly find myself doing.
If pictures would be helpful, I’m happy to post.