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08-09-2011, 03:08 PM #1
The capped flue you can see is in garage. It appears to have been used for a woodburning stove in garage but is no longer being used. Yes that is an old speaker covering it and I know it is wrong. This flue enters the living room fireplace (wood burning only) flue about 3 feet above damper. My question is was it ok to share a flue the way this was originaly installed? My client would like to know in case he wants to put a woodtsove in the garage.
Last edited by Tom Rees; 08-09-2011 at 03:28 PM.Tom Rees / A Closer Look Home Inspection / Salt Lake City, Utah
08-09-2011, 03:43 PM #2
No, No and No. and no wood burning in the garage.
Remind him that his homeowners insurance will not cover a fire that starts from a wood burning device he placed in the garage.
08-09-2011, 03:54 PM #3
Thanks Wayne, I was thinking about the flue connections and not the overall picture. Just for future reference is this flue set up allowed?
Tom Rees / A Closer Look Home Inspection / Salt Lake City, Utah
08-09-2011, 07:12 PM #4
No it would be wrong for any room, not just a garage. The open fireplace shouldn't share a flue with anything else.
John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
08-09-2011, 09:11 PM #5
soild fluel one flue per appliance
No stove in garages.
Need Level II now to see how to fix this mess.
Keep the fire in the fireplace.
08-10-2011, 07:06 AM #6
08-10-2011, 07:27 AM #7
Maybe the speaker is the "smoke" alarm.
08-10-2011, 01:33 PM #8
You can share flues if they are gas appliances. The fuel gas code allows the sharing of flues as long as they are properly sized.
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Last edited by Wayne Carlisle; 08-10-2011 at 01:45 PM.
08-13-2011, 01:12 PM #9