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flue

1
Music the passage in an organ pipe or flute within which a vibrating air column is set up

flue

2, flew
a type of fishing net

Flue

An incombustible and heat-resistant enclosed passage in a chimney to control and carry away products of combustion from a fireplace to the outside air.

Flue

 

a smoke conduit, a passage for discharge of flue gases from space-heating furnaces, stoves, water heaters, and the like. In brick buildings flues are generally placed inside the inner main walls (the thickness of the flue wall must be at least half the width of a brick). Flues are frequently constructed with asbestos-cement pipes or ceramic or concrete blocks. The flue cross section may be rectangular, round, or oval. The flue is extended beyond the roof of a building for discharge of smoke into the atmosphere. It is topped by a chimney, which frequently joins together several flues. Exhaust ventilation conduits operating through natural drafts should be installed alongside the flue.

flue

[flü]
(engineering)
A channel or passage for conveying combustion products from a furnace, boiler, or fireplace to or through a chimney.

flue

An incombustible, heat-resistant enclosed passage in a chimney to control and carry away products of combustion from a fireplace to the outside air. Often, several fireplaces within a home are connected to a single large flue, but it is also common to carry up one flue for each fireplace.
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The purpose of the flue was to direct products of combustion, such as carbon monoxide from the gas boiler, directly outside.
The flues have suffered acute deterioration at a much faster rate than typically expected.
The system includes three pipelines: the flue gas pipeline (marked in gray), the liquid desiccant pipeline (blue and pink solid lines), and the heating water pipeline (dash green line).
So dad had bought the fire basket and a stock of logs and set to reopening the old flue.
The chimney or flue is blocked - watch out for smoke in the room.
Dr William Burns of the H& SE said he would be having discussions with the Northern Ireland Chimney Sweeps Association about the build-up of residue in flues which sweeping did not remove.
I hope all this information can help readers understand why it is important not to share flues both for the health of their chimneys, but also for their own health.
Every year, approximately 25 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by appliances and flues that have not been properly installed or maintained.
The material is reusable because in the absence of the high pressures found in the flue exhaust, the carbon dioxide freely leaves the material.
Flue caps will help reduce water coming down the flue itself, but they won't help much if you have a bad crown.
These are flues which have been added to houses after construction, usually by the householder.
Inside the stove, the combustor is positioned so that smoke must pass through the honeycomb to escape into the flue.