CSIA increasing awareness of chimney inspection issues at a journalism convention

The Chimney Safety Institute of America has a special surprise waiting for attendees at the Excellence in Journalism convention to be held in Orlando, Florida Sept. 18-20. In over 1,400 convention tote bags will be a business card with CSIA’s logo, and a chimney figurine zip-tied to it, with the phrase “Little Sweep, Giant Mission” … More CSIA increasing awareness of chimney inspection issues at a journalism convention

Sky lantern inside the CSIA lab lifts learning

Chimney sweeps certainly have seen flames before, but not like this. A CSIA instructor wanted to demonstrate the principles involved with hot air, so he brought in one of those sky┬álanterns you see lit and allowed to float outdoors. (A sky lantern, or Chinese lantern, is a┬áhot air balloon made of paper, with an opening … More Sky lantern inside the CSIA lab lifts learning

Why masonry chimneys have to meet the 3-2-10 rule, and how a CSIA certified chimney sweep does the math

It is widely known that masonry chimneys are required to meet the 3-2-10 rule. This rule means that they must extend 3 feet above the roof penetration on the shortest side, and the top of the chimney must be 2 feet higher than any portion of the building structure within 10 feet. This height requirement … More Why masonry chimneys have to meet the 3-2-10 rule, and how a CSIA certified chimney sweep does the math