Glossary of Terms


Following is a glossary of terms for your reference.

    ALUMINUM RELINING PIPE: Aluminum liner should basically be only used as an air intake for an appliance. Aluminum can not hold up to the gases or heat produced by any appliance.

    CARBON MONOXIDE: (CO) A colorless, odorless, produced by burning material containing carbon.

    CHIMNEY: A vertical system for venting hot flue gases or smoke from a boiler, stove, fireplace or furnace to the outside atmosphere.Learn more about your chimney

    CHIMNEY CAP: A protective covering for the top of a chimney. Designed to protect the chimney lining and mortar crown.Purchase a chimney cap

    CHIMNEY LINER: The inner portion of a chimney that contains products of combustion. May be made of clay or metal. They must not allow products of combustion to enter into the living space of the home.More on chimney liners

    CREOSOTE: Combustible deposit that originates from condensed wood smoke. A natural by product from burning wood.Protect your chimney from creosote

    DAMPER: A retractable device inside a chimney flue which regulates air flow and smoke.How does a damper work?

    DRAFT: The force or pressure that causes gases to flow up and out of a chimney.

    RIGID LINING PIPE: Non-flexible stainless steel pipe used for relining masonry chimneys. Used primarily in chimneys that do not have offsets.Learn more about Rigid Chimney Liner

    STAINLESS STEEL CHIMNEY LINER: Stainless steel pipe, either rigid or flexible, made for relining flues of masonry chimneys when the original clay liner has cracked or broken. May also be used to create a lining in a masonry chimney that was made without a liner.Purchase a Flexible Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

    STOVE PIPE: Metal pipe used to connect the appliance to the chimney. This allows the gases to safely transfer form the appliance to inside the chimney.More information available on stove pipe

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