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10. FIREPLACES AND SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLIANCES (Unless prohibited by the  authority having jurisdiction)

10.1  The Inspector shall:
A.  inspect:
  1. system components
  2. vent systems and chimneys
B.  describe:
  1. fireplaces and solid fuel  burning appliances
  2. chimneys
10.2  The inspector is NOT required to:
A.  inspect:
  1. interior of flues or chimneys
  2. screens, doors and dampers
  3. seals and gaskets
  4. automatic fuel feed devices
  5. heat distribution assists whether fan assisted or gravity
B.  ignite or extinguish fires
C.  determine draught characteristics
D.  move  fireplace inserts, stoves, or firebox contents

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