chimney inspection diagram: cap/spark arrestor, crown, fule tiles, flashing, mantle, smoke chamber, damper, firebrick, fire box, ash container and hearth18 Point Inspection

I will analyze the following:

However, due to unknowns of solid masonry thickness through out the chimney's construction and debris behind the damper can not be detected. Also, these inspections are done by the naked eye and are not to source of determining fire worthiness, please burn with caution and at your own risk.


  • Brickwork/Mortar
  • Chimney Cap/Spark Arrestor
  • Crown/Wash
  • Counter Flashing
  • Flue Tiles (Visually)
  • Height


  • Ash trap door
  • Damper Operation
  • Firebox/Grate
  • Hearth Protection
  • Smoke Chamber
  • Spark Screen/Doors

Wood Stove

  • Approved Flue Connection
  • Factory Chimney
  • Stove's Door Gasket
  • Stove Pipe Condition (Visually)