Chimney Sweep Top Flue Tile
  • Flue tile extends between 2 -4 in above crown

  • Cracked flue requires replacement or repair

  • Flue must be 2 feet higher anything 10 feet away

  • Clay liners must be at least 5/8 inch thick

  • Flue liner joints between 1/16 – 1/8 inch

  • Liners installed ahead of construction

  • Space required around flue tile for thermal expansion

  • Space around flue no more than thickness of tile

  • Flue sized by fireplace opening (1/8, 1/10, 1/12)

  • Flue can be sized by IRC R1003.15.2 height chart

  • Masonry chimneys require chimney liners

  • Two+ liners need 4 inch separation wythe wall

  • Wood stoves require direct connect liner

  • Flue liners shall be maintained by filling voids

Code References:

  • ASTM 1283 8.5 & NFPA 211 – 7.213.3

  • NFPA 211 – 14.9

  • R1003.9

  • NFPA 211 7.2.3

  • ASTM 1283 5.4

  • NFPA 211 – 7.2.10.1

  • ASTM 1283 8.4 & NFPA 211 – 7.2.12.1

  • ASTM 1283 5.6

  • R1003.15.1

  • R1003.15.2

  • R1003.11

  • R1003.13

  • NFPA 211 – 13.4.5 (1)

  • ASTM 1283 5.5