Masonry Chimney Construction

Be Careful, make sure you build it properly you could burn your house down!

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Masonry Chimney Construction

During Masonry Chimney Construction keep your eye open for combustible material close to the; through wall thimble. For the most part, they are one of the most overlooked parts of our structures, and rarely are they built according to the local building codes. Masonrworktools.com offers this article, and it takes a look at two major categories of chimneys, and provides some quick guidance and notes for concerned professionals or homeowners on what to look for when assessing the condition of the chimney during Masonry Chimney Construction. The purpose is not to make experts out of you - lets leave that to the properly certified, full time

masonry chimney contractors. However, this Masonry Chimney Construction information may help raise your awareness of possible problems associated with chimneys.

Effective Area of a chimney

Since smoke rises in a circular motion, only a certain area of a square flue tile is actually being used effectively. The listings in the table below refer to the usable area. The benefit of a square flue is it takes a little longer for creosote to build up, thus prolonging the need for a chimney sweep.