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Table 14.3.1 Selection of Inspection Type
Level I
Level II
Level III
Scope
Readily accessible areas of chimney, structure, and flue. Lack of obstruction or combustible deposits in flue. Basic appliance installation and connection.

All subjects of a Level I inspection. Proper construction and condition of accessible portions of the chimney structure and all enclosed flues. Proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations. Size and suitability of flues for connected appliances.

All subjects of a Level I inspection. Proper construction and condition of accessible portions of the chimney structure and all enclosed flues. Proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations. Size and suitability of flues for connected appliances.
Degree of Access Required
Shall include readily accessible portions of chimney xterior and interior; accessible portions of appliance and chimney connection. Shall include all accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior, including areas within accessible attics, crawl spaces, and basements, and accessible portions of the appliance and chimney connection. Shall include inspection by video scanning or other means of inspection. Shall include external and internal portions of the chimney structure, including concealed areas of the building or chimney. Shall include removal of components of the building or chimney where necessary. Removal of such
components shall be required only as necessary to gain access to areas that are
the subject of the inspection.
Circumstances Annual inspection as required by Section 13.2. During routine cleaning of chimney
flue. Upon direct replacement of a connected appliance with one of similar type, input rating, and efficiency.
Upon addition or removal of one or more connected appliances, or replacement of an appliance with one of dissimilar type input rating or efficiency. Prior to relining or replacement of flue lining. Upon sale or transfer of the property. After an operating malfunction or external event likely to have caused damage to the chimney. Where necessary for the investigation of an incident that has caused damage to the chimney or building. Where a hazard detected or suspected as the result of a Level I or II inspection cannot be fully evaluated without access to concealed areas.
Indications
Where necessary for the investigation of an incident that has caused damage tothe chimney or building. Where a hazard detected or suspected as the result of a Level I or II inspection cannot be fully evaluated without access to concealed areas. Where necessary for the investigation of an incident that has caused damage to the chimney or building. Where a hazard detected or suspected as the result of a Level I or II inspection cannot be fully evaluated without access to concealed areas. A Level III inspection is indicated when the
construction of all or part of the chimney is deemed critical to the renewed or continued use of the chimney. A Level III inspection shall be required only for those areas that cannot be properly evaluated by a Level I or Level II inspection.

 


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