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Chimney question
« on: September 13, 2008, 06:35:19 PM »
How high does my pipe need to be from the roof?
the side the metal chimnney is going on is 24' wide with 6-12 pitch.
Pipe is in the center at 12' from peak and eaves.
No trees or obstructions around it.
I'm thinking 36"-48"?

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Re: Chimney question
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 07:24:19 PM »
Don't know about spell checker on here but the top cap of my chimmey is approximately 4 feet above the roof. Hope this helps.
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Re: Chimney question
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 07:29:53 PM »
Most of us are using the spell checker on the Google tool bar.  It checks any open post creation window.   The only other alternative is to build the post in your email program and paste it here.

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Re: Chimney question
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 08:00:20 PM »
Bill, the code here is 4 ft higher than anything within 10 ft of it - But, it could vary by state or local codes.
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Re: Chimney question
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 08:02:49 PM »
Might want to check your local zoning laws. Our Twp. requires 24" above highest point of roof(peak). Mine is 28" above my peak. My neighbor has his about 36" above peak due to surrounding trees and a hillside that was causing downdraft on windy days.
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Re: Chimney question
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008, 08:03:52 PM »
My Firefox has spell checker built in.  IE doesn't have it.

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Re: Chimney question
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008, 08:32:46 PM »
Google on chimney height code, came up with several refers to a national code.
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Re: Chimney question
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2008, 08:55:51 PM »
At one time I had a chimney that was 4 ft higher than any structure within 10 ft. It met the code but did not work. At about 11 or 12 ft, the builder had another story and that went several feet above the chimney. That installation was a disaster unless you wanted a smokehouse. Other houses were built the same way and they all had the same problem. Extended the chimney up by 2 feet and the problem went away even though it was still below the roof line.

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Re: Chimney question
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2008, 11:21:37 PM »
2' above the highest point within 10'. I like to be above the ridge if at all possible though. Unfortunately the ridge is about 600' above us here  ;D.
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