This is a pipe that is made of Aluminum material and is often used for lining a low-efficiency gas furnaces, or flues. These shouldn't be substituted for durable stainless steel relining pipe, as they don't produce enough heat, nor enough moisture.
This is an object that can be installed in an appliance, usually within a wood stove, or chimney, that will assist in changing the direction of airflow. It can also be used to retard airflow, various gases related to flue, or air fuel mixtures.
A technique that is based around metal flue pipes, and used to simulate the structure of a chimney. It is often built using wood, or steel stud material, however brick or stone veneer, or wood siding can be used as well.
Located at the top of a chimney - This is a covering that is used as housing, and it's sole purpose is to try and prevent various elements from entering the chimney. It is commonly used to keep out animals, snow, rain, sleet, branches, etc.
When a chimney cap isn't installed properly it can lead to the chimney not being able to breathe as it should. This often leads to a backdraft, which is when smoke flows back down the chimney and into the household.
This is a cleaning process that is used to remove various elements such as: debris, soot, and creosote. Commonly referred to as a chimney sweep - this should be performed often so that your chimney will operate safely, and as efficiently as possible.
A chemically laden log that when burned will loosen creosote, and soot. This allows the debris to fall into the firebox for easy removal. This is not considered a safe alternative to a physical chimney sweep by a professional.
An organization that is made up of various chimney sweeps. It's sole purpose is to offer awarness to the public, as well as furthering the education of those who attend. An organization like this can exist on various levels : State, regional, or national.
A liner that is required by codes and standars to cover the surface of the flue. It serves as a buffer between flue gases / chimney walls. It is designed to contain the emissions of combustable products.
Masonry is the building of structures from individual units, which are often laid in and bound together by mortar; the term masonry can also refer to the units themselves. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, building stone such as marble, granite, and limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, and adobe. Masonry is generally a highly durable form of construction. However, the materials used, the quality of the mortar and workmanship, and the pattern in which the units are assembled can substantially affect the durability of the overall masonry construction. A person who constructs masonry is called a mason or bricklayer. These are both classified as construction trades.