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  1. #1
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    Default Metal Chimney distance from an operable window and above soffit

    Need clearances for this chimney exhaust from an operable window and above soffit. Picture attached

    Thanks, Jim

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    Default Re: Metal Chimney distance from an operable window and above soffit

    8' clearance from vertical walls so that doesn't cut it. It's more accurately a B-vent and not a chimney.

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    Default Re: Metal Chimney distance from an operable window and above soffit

    It's 8' from the sidewall, minimum, or 2' above the roof above.

    It's also, as I recall, 10' from a building opening (windows, doors, soffit vents, etc.

    Jerry Peck
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    Default Re: Metal Chimney distance from an operable window and above soffit

    Next time get the manufactures info off the appliance. you can look up the manual which gives you the clearances.


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    Default Re: Metal Chimney distance from an operable window and above soffit

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Next time get the manufactures info off the appliance. you can look up the manual which gives you the clearances.
    Great answer! That info can help with soo many things in your reports "manufacturers requirements"

    Michael Ashburn, Ashburn Inspections
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    Default Re: Metal Chimney distance from an operable window and above soffit

    What type of appliance was that vent pipe serving? Some appliances allow significantly reduced clearances. Pellet stoves are among some that do.

    John Dirks Jr - Arundel Home Inspection LLC
    Licensed Maryland Home Inspector

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