Chimney Fire Tips

01/08/2008
by Jeremy SimcheckAccording to the U.S. Fire Administration, heating-related fires are the second leading cause of fires in residential dwellings, with chimney and flue fires accounting for 86 percent of heating fires. Couple this with the fact that ever-increasing fuel costs are driving homeowners to use more economical means to heat their homes and it is safe to assume that all jurisdictions will be seeing a substantial increase in the number of chimney fires.Chimney ConstructionIn all cases, the design and operation of chimneys are very similar. Heat and smoke exit vertically by convection through the flue. This is often referred to as the "draft" of the chimney. A chimney fire occurs ...

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