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  • Writer's pictureMichael Proto

Cricket or Saddle

(also referred to as a Saddle) A ridge that extends from the back of the chimney to the slope of the roof, with the purpose of shedding water away from the connection between the chimney and the roof.

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Deposits of hydrocarbons that were in the smoke going up the chimney that have condensed into a solid form.


A thin coat of mortar applied to the inside of a masonry chimney or to the walls of a smoke chamber designed to reduce the resistance of flow in the chimney system.


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