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    Default Clean Easy Drain

    Not sure what this is use for or even if its relevant any more. House builtin the 50"s. This drain goes up the wall and it terminates on top of thechimney. See picture. Any help with this is great. And let me please thank allthat reply

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    Default Re: Clean Easy Drain

    I suggest you post this over in Chimneys, Fireplaces, etc. area and/or PM/email out to Bob Harper for verification...

    I think that's a drainage system for a wet chimney without a cleanout door, perhaps orignally served a coal burning furnace or an incinerator (burning garbage).

    If you don't hear back from Bob Harper, Dale, or others, and in the meantime anyway strongly recommend a complete inspection/analysis of the entirety of the chimney by a professional.

    Is this chimney being used for venting gas burning appliances presently? Is this in the basement?


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    Default Re: Clean Easy Drain

    Quote Originally Posted by H.G. Watson, Sr. View Post
    I suggest you post this over in Chimneys, Fireplaces, etc. area and/or PM/email out to Bob Harper for verification...

    I think that's a drainage system for a wet chimney without a cleanout door, perhaps orignally served a coal burning furnace or an incinerator (burning garbage).

    If you don't hear back from Bob Harper, Dale, or others, and in the meantime anyway strongly recommend a complete inspection/analysis of the entirety of the chimney by a professional.

    Is this chimney being used for venting gas burning appliances presently? Is this in the basement?
    First of all thank you so much for the info. I will post in the right forum. It's not currently being used for any venting. I did recommend that a certify chimney company inspect the easy clean drain. Again Thank you

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    Default Re: Clean Easy Drain

    Very common, used to see them all the time in the City. Pretty sure we even had one in our old house. Chimney clean out and way for rain or condensation water to get out of the chimney instead of sitting in there and causing damage. Looks much better than mortar erosion and white powder around the bottom of the wall.
    Leave it, take it out, depends on whether the chimney is active, sealed or not.

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    Default Re: Clean Easy Drain

    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Keller View Post
    Very common, used to see them all the time in the City. Pretty sure we even had one in our old house. Chimney clean out and way for rain or condensation water to get out of the chimney instead of sitting in there and causing damage. Looks much better than mortar erosion and white powder around the bottom of the wall.
    Leave it, take it out, depends on whether the chimney is active, sealed or not.
    Thanks Mr. Keller for your help in Identifying the purpose of the easy clean..

    Warmest regards.

    Fidel

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