Past Workshop: Chimney Physics

Do The Following House Pressure Problems Have You Stumped?

August 12th and 13th, 2015

-Spillage from factory-built fireplaces
-Odor problems from fireplaces
-Cross-over smoking from one fireplace to another (upstairs – downstairs fireplaces)
-Upstairs fireplace works – downstairs fireplace doesn’t
-Performance problems in one-story fireplaces in two-story houses
-Ghosting/sooting on ceiling in ranch house (living room, bedroom) – heating system in basement
-Problems with fireplaces in house after remodeling
-Cold drafts around factory-built fireplace
-Erratic smoking problem with fireplace in house located at bottom of hill
-Pressure problems in multi-family mid-rise house w/ central heating system (fireplaces smoke and stink)
-Odors when using fireplaces w/ heat exchangers
-Sooting with vented gas logs

In this two-day course, we learned how to diagnose common homeowner complaints that the competition is likely to miss. Understanding the house as a system allows you to start asking the right questions with the first homeowner call. You’ll complete the session with an expert skill set and a discount toward purchasing your own digital manometer from Copperfield.

As natural gas prices soar, many homeowners are rethinking their heating systems. During this intensive, two-day course students learn to diagnose and resolve chimney performance problems related to modern building construction in a way that’s easy for the new heating appliance owner to understand. Topics covered include solving air pressure problems, identifying the symptoms of indoor air pollutants, determining combustion air requirements for vented appliances and the use of diagnostic tools.

Chimney Physics is designed to provide a solid answer to your most common homeowners question: Why does this perfectly good chimney not work?!

CSIA offered the following CEUs for attending Chimney Physics: 3-T 3-CS 3-HS 3-CL
NFI offered the following CEUs for attending Chimney Physics: 12-T

Lunch was provided both days and there was a live auction, thanks to our generous sponsors.

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