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Masonry Chimney Inspection Checklist

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Masonry Chimney Inspection Checklist

1 - Foundation = 9.21.4.3 - Footings for masonry chimneys and concrete chimneys shall conform to

    Section 9.15.

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

2 - Chimney Shell = 9.21.4.8 - The walls of a masonry chimney shall be built of solid units not less than

    75 mm thick.

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

3 - Fire Code = 2.6.1.4 & Appendix A A.2.6.1.4 (3) (a)

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

4 - Cleanout = 9.21.4.7 - A cleanout opening with a metal frame and a tight-fitting metal door shall be

    installed near the base of the chimney flue.

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

    5 - Flashing = 9.21.4.10 - Junctions with adjacent materials shall be adequately flashed to shed water. Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

6 - Chimney Liner = 9.21.3.1 - Every masonry or concrete chimney shall have a lining of clay, concrete,

    firebrick or metal.

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

    1)Joints of chimney liners shall be sealed to provide a barrier to 7 - Joints in Chimney Liners = 9.21.3.2 -

    the passage of flue gases and condensate into the cavity between the liner and the surrounding masonry. 2)Joints of clay, concrete or firebrick chimney liners shall be struck flush to provide a straight, smooth, aligned

    chimney flue.

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

    8 - Chimney Cap = 9.21.4.6 - 1)The top of a chimney shall have a waterproof cap of reinforced concrete, masonry or metal.

    2)The cap required in Sentence (1) shall slope from the lining and be provided with a drip not less than 25 mm

    from the chimney wall.

    3)Cast-in-place concrete caps shall be separated from the chimney liner by a bond break and be sealed at that

    location.

    4)Jointed precast concrete or masonry chimney caps shall have flashing installed beneath the cap extending

    from the liner to the drip edge.

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

9 - Clearances = 9.21.5.1 - The clearance between masonry or concrete chimneys and combustible

    framing shall be not less than

     a)50 mm for interior chimneys, and

     b)12 mm for exterior chimneys.

    Required Inside= 2” Actual =

    Required Outside= 1/2” Actual =

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

10 - Chimney Liner Height Above Cap = 9.21.3.10 - Chimney liners shall extend from a point not less

    than 200mm below the lowest flue pipe connection to a point not less than 50 mm or more than 100mm above

    the chimney cap.

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

11 - Chimney Height above Roof = 9.21.4.4 - Height of Chimney Flues

    1)A chimney flue shall extend not less than

    a)900 mm above the highest point at which the chimney comes in contact with the roof, and

     b)600 mm above the highest roof surface or structure within 3 m of the chimney Required = 3’/36”/900mm Actual =

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI Vertical within 10’/3m Horizontal

Required = 2’/24”/600mm Actual =

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

12 - Chimney Lateral Stability = 9.21.4.5 - 1)Except as provided in Sentence (2), chimneys shall be

    braced in accordance with to provide lateral stability under wind loads. 2)A chimney need not be laterally braced provided

     a)no horizontal outside dimension is less than 400 mm, and

     b)the chimney extends not more than 3.6 m above a roof or the masonry wall of which it forms a part Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

13 - Separation of Flue Liners = 9.21.4.9 1)Flue liners in the same chimney shall be separated by not

    less than 75 mm of masonry or concrete exclusive of liners where clay liners are used, or 90 mm of firebrick

    where firebrick liners are used.

     2)Flue liners referred to in Sentence (1) shall be installed to prevent significant lateral movement. Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

14 - Sealing of Spaces = 9.21.5.2 - All spaces between masonry or concrete chimneys and combustible

    framing shall be sealed top or bottom with noncombustible material.

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

15 - Support of Joists or Beams = 9.21.5.3 - Joists or beams may be supported on masonry walls

    which enclose chimney flues provided the combustible members are separated from the flue by not less than

    290 mm of solid masonry.

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

    16 - Mortar for Chimney Liners = 9.21.3.9 - 1)Chimney liners used in chimneys for solid-fuel-burning shall be laid in a full bed of

     a) high temperature cement mortar conforming to, CAN/CGSB-10.3, “Air Setting Refractory Mortar,” or

     b) mortar consisting of 1 part Portland cement to 3 parts sand by volume. 2) Chimney liners used in chimneys for oil- or gas-burning appliances shall be laid in a full bed of mortar

    consisting of 1 part Portland cement to 3 parts sand by volume

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

17 - Spaces between Liners and Surrounding Masonry = 9.21.3.8 - 1)A space not less than 10mm

    wide shall be left between a chimney liner and surrounding masonry.

    2) The space required in Sentence (1) shall not be filled with mortar.

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

18 - Inclined Chimney Flues = 9.21.2.3 - Chimney flues shall not be inclined more than 45? to the

    vertical.

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

19 - Connections of More Than One Appliance = 9.21.2.1 (3

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

20 - Chimney flue serving a fireplace or incinerator = 9.21.2.1

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

21 - Masonry or Concrete Chimneys = (9.33.10.3.1)

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

    22 - Factory-Built Chimneys = 9.33.10.2 - Factory-built chimneys serving solid-fuel-burning appliances, and their installation, shall conform to CAN/ULC-S629-M, “650?CFactory-Built Chimneys.” Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

23- Requirement for Venting = 9.33.10.1- Except as provided in Articles 9.33.1 0.2. ,

    the products of combustion from oil-, gas- and solid-fuel-burning appliances,

    space heaters>, shall be vented in conformance with the applicable appliance installation standard and

    regulations listed in Sentances 9.33.5.2.(1) and 9.33.5.3.(1)

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

    1)Except as provided in Articles 9.33.5.3. and 24 - Appliance Installation Standards = 9.33.5.2.(1)-

    9.33.5.4., the installation of heating and air-conditioning equipment, including mechanical refrigeration

    equipment, and including provisions for mounting, clearances and air supply, shall conform to e)CAN/CSA-B365-M, “Installation Code for Solid-Fuel Burning Appliances and Equipment,” or Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

    25 - Design, Construction and Installation Standard for Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliances= 9.33.5.3.(1) - The design, and installation, including the provision of combustion air, of solid-fuel-burning and equipment, including stoves, ranges and space heaters, shall conform to

    CAN/CSA-B365, “Installation Code for Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliances and Equipment.”

    Condition

    Comments

    Compliance Yes No UTI

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