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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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A recent project included a study and investigation of the boiler flues within a fairly typical office building, whose flues are experiencing premature acute deterioration and failure.
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To save space there is often just a single leaf of bricks between the flues, so once the parging breaks away, smoke can leak from one flue into the next.
At the present time the process great quantity of process hot condensate alike flue gases are rejected to the surrounding.
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My maintenance guy then proceeded to explain that the intruder had removed the rain cap from the large boiler flue on the roof, crawled down the flue to attempt to get into the laundromat, and got stuck in the flue pipe.
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