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Thermal Performance of Masonry Chimneys and Fireplaces (NBSIR 87-3515)



Richard D. Peacock


A series of tests was conducted in a masonry chimney and a masonry fireplace both constructed to current national standards in order to evaluate the effectiveness of recent changes to the building code requirements for residential masonry construction.
OTHER - 87-3515
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chimneys, fireplaces, fire safety, fire tests, flues, heating equipment, masonry, stoves, wood


Peacock, R. (1987), Thermal Performance of Masonry Chimneys and Fireplaces (NBSIR 87-3515), Other, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created April 1, 1987, Updated February 19, 2017