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1. Caddy Style:a fireplace mantel design where the mantelpiece has flush edges.
Submitted on Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:29:22 PM

2. CAE
Combined Annual Efficiency is a measure of the amount of heat produced for every dollar of fuel consumed for both home heating and water heating.
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3. Cap-Covering that is attached to the top of a chimney.
Submitted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:29:22 PM

4. Carbon Dioxide
This gas is produced from carbon units with sufficient oxygen and is a component of several types of natural gases
Submitted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 12:29:22 PM

5. Carbon Dioxide-A gas which is product of combustion resulting when carbon units with sufficient oxygen to produce complete combustion. Carbon dioxide is a component of many natural gases.
Submitted on Wednesday, June 01, 2016 12:29:22 PM

6. Carbon Monoxide
Definition:A poisonous, combustible gas formed by incomplete combustion of carbon or reduction of carbon dioxide.
Submitted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:29:22 PM

7. Carbon Monoxide
Definition:This poisonous gas is very combustible and if leaked into a home, will silently kill
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8. Carbon Monoxide-An odorless, poisonous, flammable gas produced when carbon burns with insufficient air. Deadly to humans.
Submitted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:29:22 PM

9. CAST IRON-A material used in many fireplaces. Iron is heated to a liquid form and poured into molds, usually having decorative features.
Submitted on Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:29:22 PM

10. Catalytic Combustor:
a device used on some wood burning stoves to reduce the temperature at which smoke is ignited.
Submitted on Monday, June 29, 2015 12:29:22 PM

11. Catalytic Combustor:Some wood burning stoves have this device as a way of reducing the temperature at which smoke is ignited
Submitted on Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:29:22 PM

12. Catalytic Combustor-a device used on some wood stoves to increase combustion efficiency by lowering flue gas ignition temperatures.
Submitted on Saturday, April 23, 2016 12:29:22 PM

13. Catalytic Combustor:Also sometimes known as 'Cats'. These are honey-combed ceramic chambers coated with a metallic catalyst that is used to lower the temperature at which wood will burn. This allows wood to burn slower, longer and therefore, more efficiently. This then means that the fumes that would normally be released via the chimney are burned more effectively thereby releasing fewer pollutants. Click here to read more about these.
Submitted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:29:22 PM

14. Catalytic Combustor-a device used on some wood burning stoves to reduce the temperature at which smoke is ignited.
Submitted on Saturday, April 04, 2015 12:29:22 PM

15. Catalytic Combustor:-Device used on some woodburning stoves to reduce the temperature at which smoke is ignited.
Submitted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:29:22 PM

16. Catalytic Combustor:
A device used on some wood burning stoves to reduce the temperature at which smoke is ignited.
Submitted on Monday, January 26, 2015 12:29:22 PM

17. CERTIFIED:Equipment or material identified as having undergone approved inspection and compliance manufacturing and performance procedures.
Submitted on Sunday, November 08, 2015 12:29:22 PM

18. CFM:-Cubic Feet per Minute
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19. CHASE-An enclosure for a "Class A" or factory-built chimney which hides the metal chimney from view.
Submitted on Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:29:22 PM

20. CHASE
Definition:A structure built around, and enclosing, portions of chimney exterior to the house.
Submitted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 12:29:22 PM

21. Chase:A space for chimney to pass through to its highest termination point.
Submitted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:29:22 PM

22. CHIMNEY:
A portion of the venting system, through which flue gases are vented to the outdoors, and by which penetrated combustible surfaces are protected; a primarily vertical shaft enclosing at least one flue, the design of which results in a natural draft.
Submitted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:29:22 PM

23. Chimney
Definition:system for venting hot flue smoke from fireplace thru chimney or "stack effect" (the pressure difference between outside air and heated air inside room or firebox)
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24. CHIMNEY
One or more passageways, vertical or nearly so, for conveying flue gases to the outside atmosphere
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25. Chimney
The passageway where flue or vent gases can escape to the outside atmosphere
Submitted on Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:29:22 PM

26. Chimney:A vent for combustion by-products.
Submitted on Monday, April 17, 2017 12:29:22 PM

27. Chimney:A structure, usually vertical, containing a passage or flue by which the smoke, gases, etc., of a fire or furnace are carried off and by means of which a draft is created. Can be constructed of various materials. May be mispronounced as chimbley or chimley.
Submitted on Friday, February 19, 2016 12:29:22 PM

28. CHIMNEY CAP OR FLUE CAP-A factory-fabricated appliance that is installed on the chimney top to protect the chimney from water intrusion, birds, leaves and other debris.
Submitted on Sunday, May 17, 2015 12:29:22 PM

29. Chimney Effect:Rising air in the chimney creates suction. This suction then sucks in more warm air from the room which then escapes out through the chimney. Approximately half the heat produced by a chimney can be lost this way.
Submitted on Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:29:22 PM

30. Circulating Firebox
Firebox with slatted ventilation where fans can be installed for air circulation. These vents should not be covered.
Submitted on Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:29:22 PM

31. CIRCULATING FIREPLACE:-A fireplace with multiple-wall construction around the fire chamber which permits air to circulate between the walls, become heated, and enter the house directly.
Submitted on Friday, October 07, 2016 12:29:22 PM

32. CIRCULATING STOVE:
Also see circulating fireplace. A stove with an outer jacket (usually sheet metal) beyond the main structure, with openings at or near the bottom and top so that air can circulate between the stove body and its jacket. For purposes of determining safe clearances, a circulating stove must be fully jacketed on all four sides, including at the access doors and on the top.
Submitted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:29:22 PM

33. CLEAN OUT DOOR:An door located on the exterior base of the chimney which provides access into the ash pit for the purpose of removing ash.
Submitted on Monday, December 01, 2014 12:29:22 PM

34. Clearance:-Fire and building codes state that there should be a certain distance between a fireplace or stove and any combustible objects such as furniture. These requirements should always be followed.
Submitted on Friday, October 28, 2016 12:29:22 PM

35. Clearance
the distance required by manufacturers and building codes between stove, connector pipe or chimney and any combustible materials.
Submitted on Friday, September 02, 2016 12:29:22 PM

36. Clearance:-the distance required by building and fire codes between stove, smoke pipe or chimney and combustible materials such as wood furniture or carpets. Clearances must be obeyed even if the combustible materials, such as wood furniture or carpets, are protected by noncombustible plaster or other masonry materials.
Submitted on Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:29:22 PM

37. Clearance
This is the distance between the stove, smoke pipe or chimney, and combustible materials needed by the building and fire code
Submitted on Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:29:22 PM

38. Clearance:
the distance required by building and fire codes between stove, smoke pipe or chimney and combustible materials such as wood furniture or carpets. Clearances must be obeyed even if the combustible materials, such as wood furniture or carpets, are protected by noncombustible plaster or other masonry materials.
Submitted on Thursday, August 04, 2016 12:29:22 PM

39. Clearance:
Distance required by building and fire codes between stove, smokepipe, or chimney and combustible material such as wood furniture or carpets. Clearances must be obeyed even if the combustible material is covered by noncombustible plaster or other masonry materials.
Submitted on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:29:22 PM

40. CLEARANCES
Minimum distance, composed only of an air space, which must be maintained between a heat source such as a fireplace or vent and combustible surfaces. Distance required by building and fire codes between stove, fireplace, or chimney and combustible materials such as wood furniture or carpets. Clearances must be obeyed even if the combustible materials covered by noncombustible plaster or other masonry materials.
Submitted on Saturday, September 05, 2015 12:29:22 PM

41. CO-AXIAL DIRECT VENT
A Direct Vent system consisting of a length of sealed, exhaust pipe inside a same length of a larger diameter combustion air pipe. Basically a pipe within another pipe - center is exhaust and outer donut area is fresh air.
Submitted on Monday, March 07, 2016 12:29:22 PM

42. CO-LINEAR DIRECT VENT:A Direct Vent system consisting of two separate pipes of the same diameter. One pipe for exhaust and the other for combustion air.
Submitted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:29:22 PM

43. COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL:Material made of, or surfaced with, wood, compressed paper, plant fibers, or other material that will ignite and burn, as applied to materials adjacent to or in contact with heat-producing appliances, chimney connectors, steam and hot water pipes and warm air ducts. Such material shall be considered as combustible even though flame proofed, fire retardant treated, or plastered.
Submitted on Saturday, March 14, 2015 12:29:22 PM

44. COMBUSTION:The process of burning, or oxidation accompanied by heat. When sufficiently rapid, also accompanied by light.
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45. Combustion
Definition:Process by which fuel burns. For this to occur, three elements are required
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46. Compressor
The part of the outdoor air conditioner or heat pump that compresses and pumps refrigerant throughout the system.
Submitted on Monday, February 15, 2016 12:29:22 PM

47. CONDENSATION:-The liquid byproduct (water) of gas combustion, usually most visible at fireplace start up.
Submitted on Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:29:22 PM

48. Condenser Coil:
The outdoor portion of an air conditioning or heat pump system that serves as a heat transfer point for dispelling heat to the outside air.
Submitted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:29:22 PM

49. CONVECTION HEATING
The natural movement of air as it heats up and expands. This creates a natural flow of air as the warmer air moves upward and is replaced by cooler air.
Submitted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:29:22 PM

50. Corbel:-an arch or protruding support piece of a fireplace mantel designed to support weight.
Submitted on Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:29:22 PM

51. Corner Mantelpiece:a mantel shelf designed to accommodate a fireplace positioned in a corner; typical corner fireplaces include electric fireplaces that do not require a flue or ventilation.
Submitted on Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:29:22 PM

52. Creosote:-A very flammable by-product of combustion that can buildup within the smoke pipe and chimney and then ignite, causing "chimney-fire".
Submitted on Friday, July 15, 2016 12:29:22 PM

53. Creosote
Deposits of condensed wood smoke in the chimney and connector pipe resulting from incomplete combustion. It can ignite and cause a chimney fire.
Submitted on Saturday, June 13, 2015 12:29:22 PM

54. Creosote:
a very flammable byproduct of combustion that can build up within the smoke pipe and chimney and then ignite, causing "chimney-fire."
Submitted on Friday, June 26, 2015 12:29:22 PM

55. Creosote:
Over time, this flammable buildup occurs in chimneys. Being combustible, if not cleaned, it can ignite and cause a house fire.
Submitted on Sunday, March 13, 2016 12:29:22 PM

56. Creosote
Definition:This is an extremely flammable by-product of combustion that tends to build-up in chimneys. It is formed from condensed wood smoke and indicates incomplete combustion. This is dangerous as it can ignite and cause what is referred to as ' chimney fire' . It is normally a hard black or brown substance that can either be flaky or have a bubbly appearance. Coal tar creosote is a substance most commonly used to preserve wood in the United States and is made up of a combination of chemicals.
Submitted on Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:29:22 PM

57. Creosote
Definition:a very flammable byproduct of combustion that can build up within the smoke pipe and chimney and then ignite, causing "chimney-fire."
Submitted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:29:22 PM

58. CREOSOTE:Chimney and stovepipe deposits originating as condensed wood smoke having three stages. 1st stage is soot, 2nd stage is lumpy and crisp, 3rd stage looks like roofing tar and is smooth as glass.
Submitted on Thursday, April 02, 2015 12:29:22 PM

59. Crown
The finish or cap on top of the chimney which seals and protects it from the weather.
Submitted on Sunday, October 30, 2016 12:29:22 PM

60. CSA:Canadian Standards Association International test products for compliance to national and international standards, and issue certification marks for qualified products. Certification marks tell potential customers and users that a product has been evaluated by a formal process-involving examination, testing and follow-up inspection - and that it complies with applicable standards for safety and performance.
Submitted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:29:22 PM


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