Archives for April 2015

Level 2 Chimney Inspection

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Did you know the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) 211 standard requires a Level 2 inspection upon the sale or transfer of a property? You do now!

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Smoke Chamber Repair

Last week we talked about smoke chambers and what they are.  This week lets talk about why you may need repair.

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What is a Smoke Chamber?

smokechamberThe smoke chamber is the area above the fireplace firebox (where you build your fire) just below the flue.

This space is used to allow smoke to mix and curl in a circular motion and rise into the flue. The purpose of the smoke chamber is to compress the byproducts of combustion into a smaller space (the flue inside the chimney) without causing back draft. [Read more…]