Ceramic Fire Pit Chimney Requirement
Ceramic fire pit chimney – Depending on how you use your fireplace, you may need to install or replace a chimney liner. If you have an old home or an unlined chimney, you may have to line your chimney to follow building codes. When the liner is damaged, you must replace it. It is important to review the specific manufacturer specifications for your chimney and fireplace appliance to make sure that you install a suitable feed.
Your ceramic fire pit chimney liner should be sufficiently large to properly vent the exhaust from your device. The size required depends on the type of fire, the chimney height and heat dissipation. As a general rule, you should feed at least 6 inches in diameter. Usually the required size will match the flue collar of the stove. For many wood stoves, this is 6 to 8 inches. Gas log fireplaces often require a diameter of 8 inches. The best way to determine your size is to examine the manufacturer’s claims on the apparatus.
Situations requiring Liner Installation
If the ceramic fire pit chimney is oversized, unlined or have a broken liner, then you are required to build on it with a liner. An exception would be if you live in an old home with an unlined chimney. The original building codes generally apply as long as you use the chimney for their original purpose. But if you change its intended use, then you will need to install a chimney liner. For example, if you are installing a wood stove insert in your fireplace manufacturer may require you to install an approved operation. A gas appliance will also require specified liners. Always adhere to the manufacturer requirements for your device.