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    Default Help writing up a chimney

    When you see this metal chimney (SEE PICTURES)What's the best way of writing it up. Any help would be great.
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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    Say what you see.

    Chimney is rusted and is at the end of its useful life.
    Expect to replace chimney in near future.


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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    Say what you see.

    Chimney is rusted and is at the end of its useful life.
    Expect to replace chimney in near future.
    Thanks Garry. Just wanted to reported correctly...
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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    Is that just metal siding or a pre-fab part?


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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    Is that just metal siding or a pre-fab part?
    Yea, Just the rust on the outside. The inside was fine.

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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    My own approach would be more specific by writing that the "vent housing" is rusted. I use the word "chimney" when it's a structure such as brick or wood framed. People will understand either way though.

    Eric Barker, ACI
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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    A chase is not a chimney.

    A metal "pot", termination, cap or shroud atop a chase, is not a chimney.


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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Barker View Post
    My own approach would be more specific by writing that the "vent housing" is rusted. I use the word "chimney" when it's a structure such as brick or wood framed. People will understand either way though.
    Thanks Eric, I will take your advise and do this from now on. Thank you for replying. Best regards. Fidel

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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    Quote Originally Posted by H.G. Watson, Sr. View Post
    A chase is not a chimney.

    A metal "pot", termination, cap or shroud atop a chase, is not a chimney.
    Thank you for the clarification. Most appreciated.
    regards. From Chicago

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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    Quote Originally Posted by fidel gonzales View Post
    When you see this metal chimney (SEE PICTURES)What's the best way of writing it up. Any help would be great.
    Thank you.
    Is that a clay (or other) liner terminating 3-4" from the bottom of the chim cap?

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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Is that a clay (or other) liner terminating 3-4" from the bottom of the chim cap?
    Its all metal

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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    square metal flue?

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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    square metal flue?
    Round metal flue

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    Cool Re: Help writing up a factory chimney

    Appears to have an unlisted masonry-style chimney termination over the factory built chimney, which would not be approved. Recommend qualified chimney inspector conduct a Level II inspection to identify the chimney manufacturer and model then identify the installed components and advise on suitability for this application.

    What is connected to this chimney? Oil heat? Factory built woodburning fireplace? Woodstove? What about the inside and rest of the installation? Did you/ can you pull this termination to inspect the flue for signs of damage, obstruction or modification?

    Regardless, there is corrosion that needs to be addressed.

    Keep the fire in the fireplace.

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    Default Re: Help writing up a factory chimney

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Harper View Post
    Appears to have an unlisted masonry-style chimney termination over the factory built chimney, which would not be approved. Recommend qualified chimney inspector conduct a Level II inspection to identify the chimney manufacturer and model then identify the installed components and advise on suitability for this application.

    What is connected to this chimney? Oil heat? Factory built woodburning fireplace? Woodstove? What about the inside and rest of the installation? Did you/ can you pull this termination to inspect the flue for signs of damage, obstruction or modification?

    Regardless, there is corrosion that needs to be addressed.
    What he said...

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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    Corrosion of metal will make its surface porous and may allow water to "wick" to other materials creating more damage. Depending on materials used, certain metals will act as an anode with others increasing deterioration. It is nearly incapable of perform the protection it was originally intended for.


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    Default Re: Help writing up a chimney

    These housings are very common around here but they're getting old and deteriorated. They're wonderful for the birds and their nests. That cap in Fidel's photo is a retrofit - either because there was rust through or bird problems.

    Eric Barker, ACI
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    Default Re: Help writing up a factory chimney

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Harper View Post
    Appears to have an unlisted masonry-style chimney termination over the factory built chimney, which would not be approved. Recommend qualified chimney inspector conduct a Level II inspection to identify the chimney manufacturer and model then identify the installed components and advise on suitability for this application.

    What is connected to this chimney? Oil heat? Factory built woodburning fireplace? Woodstove? What about the inside and rest of the installation? Did you/ can you pull this termination to inspect the flue for signs of damage, obstruction or modification?

    Regardless, there is corrosion that needs to be addressed.
    Hi Marc, Did make a recommendation to have it inspected by chimney company. as far as what is connected to; just to the furnace
    and water heater. As far a this unit it's A metal "pot" not a chimney.
    Thanks to all that responded.

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