Rapid Creosote Buildup

  1. What type of chimney is being used?

  2. Is stove being allowed to reach operating temperature?

  3. Is the chimney built to the right height in relation to the roof? (check 10/2 Rule)

  4. What kind of fuel is being used? (wet or green wood will cause rapid buildup)

  5. Does chimney have cleanout door? (is it sealed?)

  6. If using a kit chimney is there a chase?

  7. How many elbows are used to get into chimney? (look for long horizontal runs)

  8. Is the customer closing the bypass when the stove reaches temperature?

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