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Chimney Height for Homes

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MIG Knows the Codes for Chimneys

Homes and other structures are built to a standard. These standards or codes are put into place by building officials as a means to regulate construction methods so that occupants can be safe. Chimneys and fireplaces can be a way to keep a home warm or just to create a cozy setting in a home. Either way, gas and fire are involved, both of which can be hazardous and deadly. There are a multitude of codes for fireplaces and chimneys. The following code is just one of them that most people are not aware of.

Code for Chimney Height for Homes

Did you know that there is a code for chimney height for homes?

If you look at different homes, you will find that different chimneys and chimney sizes exist. There is a standard in place that dictates the height or extension of a chimney above the roof. We call this the 3-2-10 rule. Chimneys shall extend at least 2 feet (610 mm) higher than any portion of a building within 10 feet (3048 mm), but shall not be less than 3 feet (914 mm) above the highest point where the chimney passes through the roof.

2010 CA Residential Building Code R1003.9 Termination.

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