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CHIMNEY INSPECTION DIAGNOSIS REPAIR
BACKDRAFTING HEATING EQUIPMENT
CARBON MONOXIDE - CO
CHIMNEY COMPONENT DEFINITIONS
CHIMNEY FIRE ACTION / PREVENTION
COMBUSTION GASES & PARTICLE HAZARDS
COMBUSTION PRODUCTS & IAQ
FLAME COLOR, BLUE vs YELLOW COMBUSTION
HOME HEATING SAFETY
Moisture / Frost Damaged Chimney
ODORS & SMELLS DIAGNOSIS & CURE
Safety Recalls, Chimneys, Vents, Heaters
STAIN DIAGNOSIS on BUILDING EXTERIORS
WOOD, COAL STOVES & FIREPLACES
WOOD STOVE SAFETY
Concrete block or cinder block chimney cracks & damage: this article describes cracks in masonry block or concrete block chimneys and suggests possible causes and crack severity. Also see Chimney Crack Detection & Diagnosis where we describe cracks in brick chimneys or in other chimney materials, and see CHIMNEY COLLAPSE Risks, Repairs. These articles on chimneys and chimney safety provide detailed suggestions describing how to perform a thorough visual inspection of chimneys for safety and other defects. Chimney inspection methods and chimney repair methods are also discussed.
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Cracked concrete block chimneys risk unsafe chimney flues, presenting fire and flue gas hazards in buildings
Common Causes of Concrete Block ("cinder block") Chimney Cracking
Cracks in Masonry Chimneys May be Very Dangerous
Evidence of Prior Repairs May Indicate a History of Chimney Cracking & Movement in a Concrete Block Chimney
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Questions & answers or comments about diagnosing & repairing cracked concrete block or masonry block chimneys.
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