INTERIOR FIREPLACE

Factory built Fireplace
Fireplace Is okay
Fireplace flue is disconnected – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor evaluate)
Damper is stuck open / closed – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor evaluate)
Damper needs to be blocked in the open position when gas logs are present – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor evaluate)
Fireplace flue contains an excessive amount of creosote – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor evaluate)
Gas pipe penetrating the refractory needs to be sealed – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor evaluate)
Gas valve is inoperable
Refractor is cracked / deteriorated / or otherwise modified – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor evaluate)
The grate is not the same grate that came with the “Listed” fireplace system
The grate is installed backwards – (* This is a hazard and should be corrected prior to use)
The doors are missing – (*Factory built fireplace require their “listed” components for use)
The doors require service for ease of operation
No screens present
The gas bib is too far forward
A wood burning / pellet stove was inserted into this box – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor evaluate)
Cracked materials in the hearth
Log set is too large for this fireplace (DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
The “burn pattern” on the refractory is not centered (DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
There is soot on the exterior of the fireplace suggesting poor drafting – (* This may be a hazard and should be corrected prior to use)
The hearth extension is missing – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor of this trade evaluate)
The hearth extension is too small – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor of this trade evaluate)
The hearth extension is combustible material – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor of this trade evaluate)
The hearth extension has been added – made of wood – (* This may be a hazard and should be corrected prior to use)
There is insufficient clearance to combustible material surrounding the fireplace opening i.e. mantel etc… – (* This may be a hazard and should be corrected prior to use)
The mantel is loose

Masonry Fireplace
Fireplace Is okay
Fireplace flue is cracked – (* This may be a hazard and should be corrected prior to use)
Mortar is missing within the ___ Throat ___ Under the first liner ___ Firebox – (* This may be a hazard and should be corrected prior to use)
Mortar is missing from within the fire brick / Tuck-and point is needed – (* This may be a hazard and should be corrected prior to use)
The damper is frozen inoperable
The damper should be blocked in the open position with gas logs present – (* This may be a hazard and should be corrected prior to use)
Screens are missing and therefore suggested
The grate is missing / Deteriorated
The gas valve is frozen
The hearth extension is higher than the inner hearth
The gas bib is too far forward
There is soot on the exterior of the fireplace suggesting poor drafting – (* This may be a hazard and should be corrected prior to use)
The hearth extension is missing – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor of this trade evaluate)
The hearth extension is too small – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor of this trade evaluate)
The hearth extension is combustible material – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor of this trade evaluate)
The hearth extension has been added – made of wood – (* This may be a hazard and should be corrected prior to use)
There is insufficient clearance to combustible material surrounding the fireplace opening i.e. mantel etc… – (* This may be a hazard and should be corrected prior to use)
The mantel is loose

Gas Appliance Fireplace

*This type of fireplace is suggested to be inspected by a profession with access to the installation standards and listed instructions prior to use.
The gas appliance operated by switch
There is a standing pilot – (*This may be a hazard)

Wood / Pellet Fireplace / Stove

*This type of fireplace (freestanding stove) is suggested to be inspected by a profession with access to the installation standards and listed instructions prior to use.
There is insufficient clearances to combustible materials at the Side / Front / Rear of this unit – (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard – DO NOT USE FIREPLACE – Have contractor of this trade evaluate)