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Thermal Performance of Masonry Chimneys and Fireplaces.


pdf icon Thermal Performance of Masonry Chimneys and Fireplaces. (2166 K)
Peacock, R. D.

NBSIR 87-3515; 175 p. April 1987.

Sponsor:

Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC

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Keywords:

chimneys; fireplaces; fire safety; fire tests; flues; heating equipment; masonry; stoves; wood

Abstract:

A series of tests was conducted in a masonry chimney and a masonry fireplace both constructed to current national standards in order to evaluate the effectiveness of recent changes to the building code requirements for residential masonry construction.