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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    santa rosa new mexico

    Default white substance

    I think the white substance around the damper/ on flue is from water coming in from the exterior, but what do you all think? any other possiblity? Or is it something that non consequential?

    - gas log factory fireplace with metal chimney cap.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Memphis TN.

    Default Re: white substance

    Looks like A Lot of Deferred Maintenance and would recommend a Sweep conduct a Level II Inspection before use.

    Prefab Fireplace located in ----- exhibits signs of heavy use. Contact a competent Fireplace Professional for Inspection and Service before use.

    Move on.

    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
    Billy J. Stephens HI Service Memphis TN.

  3. #3

    Default Re: white substance

    This doesn't look like an indication of water intrusion. There are no signs of drip marks. Any water dripping down the inside of the flue through the damper would leave signs of puddling on the floor of the firebox.
    Don Putnam
    Austin, Texas


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