Last edited 14 Sep 2015

Chimney definition

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Approved document J, Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems suggests that:

A chimney is a structure consisting of a wall or walls enclosing one or more flues. In the gas industry, the chimney for a gas appliance is commonly called the flue.

A flue is a passage that conveys the products of combustion from a combustion appliance to the outside air.

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A flueblock chimney systems consist of a set of factory-made components, made from precast concrete, clay or other masonry units, that are designed for assembly on site to provide a complete chimney having the performance appropriate for the intended appliance. There are two types of common systems, one being solely for use with gas-burning appliances and the other, often called chimney block systems, being primarily designed for solid fuel-burning appliances.

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