Chimney Liner Requirements Explained by Office of the State Building Inspector

The following is a correspondence from the Office of State Building Inspector referred to as interpretation No. 1-22-03. The State Building Code clarified with a formal interpretation of the requirements regarding chimneys and vents for oil and gas fired mechanical installations. So lets review some common situations you may run into. An existing interior chimney […]

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Smoke Chamber Code Upgrade

Smoke chamber code upgrade to bring your fireplace to compliance with NFPA standards. NFPA 211 states that all smoke chambers for wood-burning masonry fireplaces must be parged smooth with high-heat cement. Without this cement lining in the smoke chamber, small imperfections in the masonry of the fireplace or chimney can lead to devastating damage to […]

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