Prefab Chimneys

Also known as factory built, prefabricated fireplaces or class A chimney. These appliances are a common sight in town. prefab_with_chase
With proper maintenance and proper usage a factory built fireplaces and chimneys can last a lifetime. However there are key differences between factory built and masonry chimneys. If you use your factory built like you would a masonry chimney it may not last 5 years.

Most factory built fireplaces are tested and listed as decorative heating appliances and will not stand up to the same usage as masonry chimneys. Even though they are tested to UL standards, severe overfiring and chimney fires will often badly damage these units, sometimes to the point of replacement.

Prefab fireplace systems have a serviceable life and eventually just plain wear out. Models go out of production and manufacturers go out of business. A factory-built unit will reach the end of is useful life when repair of the unit is no longer possible, particularly if the components that are necessary to maintain the listing are no longer available.

Annual sweeping and inspection can assure your factory built chimney is safe to use.

We recommend using only high quality UL Listed, stainless steel 103HT  type chimneys for gas and solid fuel burning stoves, fireplaces and inserts.

Class A chimney for all fuels are UL Listed to the 103HT standard which requires, among other tests, the chimney to withstand three 10 minute chimney fires at 2100°F (1150°C).

We only use the best; Industrial Chimney Company (ICC) chimney which exceeds the UL 103HT standard and is listed to the more stringent Canadian standard which, among other tests, requires the chimney to withstand three 30 minute chimney fires at 2100°F (1150°C).

 

 

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