Soot Fires in Chimneys and Smokepipes in Ottawa Houses, 1956-57

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 170
Physical description22 p.
AbstractMany house fires in Canada originate from soot fires in chimneys and smokepipes. Fire statistics published annually by provincial fire marshals give the number of such fires and losses resulting from them but do not indicate structural details of houses, chimneys, and heating systems.The results of field observations, together with information obtained from laboratory examination of typical chimney deposits are now reported.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7313
NPARC number20337912
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Record created2012-07-19
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