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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Chimney Serving Solid-Fuel-Burning (Wood, pellet, etc.) Appliance Does not Draw Properly

Article Number

13.4

Condition

CHIMNEY SERVING SOLID-FUEL-BURNING (WOOD, PELLET, ETC.) APPLIANCE DOES NOT DRAW PROPERLY

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Chimneys serving solid-fuel-burning appliances shall be installed in accordance with the Building Code.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. Two-Year - Ontario Building Code Health & Safety Violations. · Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by a homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Chimneys not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Chimneys may not draw properly if: · adjacent buildings, trees or high winds create downdrafts · the chimney is plugged · the chimney is cold · the combustion air supply for the appliance is restricted. Opening a window may help the chimney draw properly. Inspecting and cleaning the chimney is part of regular home maintenance.

  

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