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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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One of the stoves supplied and installed by Hancock Stoves and Flues of Morpeth
One of the tiles incorporated an adaptor so that it could be connected directly to the flue pipe which ran from the ground floor to the loft space.
The flues are listed Category IV double-wall special gas vents intended for use with high-efficiency condensing boilers, factory-built by a reputable manufacturer.
If they are not working properly or if the flue is blocked, this can cause a potentially lethal situation.
The coroner said: "It seems to me a very important lesson can be learned from this death that may be of assistance to other people who have chimneys and flues swept.
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.--Paul F.
Blyth crew manager Hugh Lacey was in charge of a crew which dealt with a blaze in a chimney flue in a house in Princes Gardens.
The integrity of warm air flues, which vent through roof ridge terminals, was discovered to have been disrupted in 11 of the properties, potentially causing a build-up of lethal carbon monoxide in the loft space.
The researchers are now working with engineers to scale up the technology and study its effectiveness in flues. They envision a power plant column housing tons of the framework.
Most have cracked and deteriorated, opening gaps around the flues. If you feel safe and confident about walking on your roof, climb up and inspect the crown.
The trade categorises chimneys and flues into class 1 and class 2.
Mr Gammon added, ``Any problems with blocked vents and flues would be picked up as part of the servicing of a gas appliance, which should only ever be done by a Corgi-registered employer.