Baffle: A device installed in a fireplace or stove to redirect flue gases (usually to help them burn more effectively).
Carbon monoxide: A colourless, odourless, flammable gas produced by burning any type of fuel. A build-up of carbon monoxide can be highly toxic to humans and animals, and can prove fatal.
Chimney Cap: A cover that fits over the top of a chimney. It is designed stop moisture, animals and debris getting in, and to minimise wind-induced downdrafts.
Chimney Liner: Also known as a flue liner; A metal, clay or ceramic lining, fitted inside a chimney to direct smoke to the outside and protect the chimney walls from heat corrosion.
Damper: A metal plate, set just above the throat in a chimney, that controls the draft and can be closed off when the chimney is not being used.
Firebox: The chamber of a stove in which the fuel is burnt.
Flue Liner: Also known as a chimney liner; A metal, clay or ceramic lining, fitted inside a chimney to direct smoke to the outside and protect the chimney walls from heat corrosion.
HVACR: HVACR is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.
Mantle: Fireplace mantel or mantelpiece, also known as a chimneypiece, the decorative frame around a fireplace.
Relining: Installing a new flue liner in a chimney. The liner helps direct heat and smoke up the chimney while protecting the overall structure.
Smoke shelf: Also called a wind shelf, a ledge at the bottom of a chamber in the chimney meant to deflect down drafts from coming down the chimney.
Solid fuel: Material that can be burned for heating, such as wood or coal.
Soot: The black powder, made of carbon, left over after a material fails to completely burn.
Stove: Either refers to a cooking appliance combining an oven and hobs, or a fuel-burning unit that sits in a fireplace beneath a chimney.
Surround: A box constructed on a roof which surrounds the chimney flue, in order to make it more attractive.
Sweep: A person who cleans chimneys, and the act of cleaning them, typically using long brushes.
Thermal Expansion: The tendency of materials to expand when heated, which can cause chimney breasts to crack.
Throat: The part of the chimney directly above the stove or fireplace where it narrows, to help improve the flow.
Wood burner: A stove that burns wood and similar materials.
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