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Opening above a fireplace firebox through which flue gases pass from the firebox to the flue. The fireplace damper frame assembly is usually located at the throat of a fireplace.

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

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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