Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    so so, California
    Posts
    1,769

    Default 3 ft from where?

    So the chimney is to be 3 ft from which deck?

    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    F.I.R.E. Services
    The MAZZA INSPECTION GROUP
    www.mazzainspections.com
    Level III Thermo-picture-taker-er...er

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    NoCal
    Posts
    237

    Default Re: 3 ft from where?

    2 ft above any part of the roof within 10'.
    Looks ok from my front porch.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,251

    Default Re: 3 ft from where?

    Must be at least 3 feet high above the high side of the roof it is through - not sure it makes that.

    Then at least 2 feet higher than ANY part of ANY structure within 10 feet - looks like it makes that.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    so so, California
    Posts
    1,769

    Default Re: 3 ft from where?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Must be at least 3 feet high above the high side of the roof it is through - not sure it makes that.

    Then at least 2 feet higher than ANY part of ANY structure within 10 feet - looks like it makes that.
    Yea that's a good one.

    The MAZZA INSPECTION GROUP
    www.mazzainspections.com
    Level III Thermo-picture-taker-er...er

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    NoCal
    Posts
    237

    Default Re: 3 ft from where?

    Yes, this AND that.
    Looks to be a bit of a challenge to confirm because of the type of roof materials.
    Pity the chimney sweep that has to inspect and clean.


  6. #6

    Default Re: 3 ft from where?

    Ran into this recently on a single family brand new home. I wrote the following int the report, thoughts?

    P5199101.JPG

    - - - Updated - - -

    forgot to paste report quote:

    Fireplaces manufactured fireplace exhaust is too close to combustible materials and needs corrective actions. If the builder can provide proper documentation that this installation method is allowed by the fireplace manufacturer it may be acceptable but without that documentation standard building practices and industry standards apply.

    Jeff Zehnder - Home Inspector, Raleigh, NC
    http://www.jjeffzehnder.com/
    http://carolinahomeinspections.com/

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Near Philly, Pa.
    Posts
    1,643

    Default Re: 3 ft from where?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Zehnder View Post
    Ran into this recently on a single family brand new home. I wrote the following int the report, thoughts?

    P5199101.JPG

    - - - Updated - - -

    forgot to paste report quote:

    Fireplaces manufactured fireplace exhaust is too close to combustible materials and needs corrective actions. If the builder can provide proper documentation that this installation method is allowed by the fireplace manufacturer it may be acceptable but without that documentation standard building practices and industry standards apply.

    In this case, it may be acceptable. Rather than stating up front it is a problem then back-pedalling, why not state that it appears suspicious but without the listed instructions, you can not state whether it is acceptable or not. Therefore, recommend a qualified hearth appliance technician inspect it with the listed instructions.

    Keep the fire in the fireplace.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,049

    Default Re: 3 ft from where?

    Generally speaking, isnt this on 12" required above, and 1" to the front and sides. If so, this one looks ok.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    Posts
    356

    Default Re: 3 ft from where?

    Here is a good one I found today. Used to be a corner fireplace open at the front and the end. Someone got the bright idea to build a wall to cover the end and it extends around the front too close to the opening as well.

    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    If it weren't for lawyers, we would never need them.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •