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Observations on smoky chimneys, their causes and cure

with considerations on fuel and stoves : illustrated with proper figures

by Benjamin Franklin

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Published by Printed for I. and J. Taylor at the Architectural Library ... in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chimneys.,
  • Stoves.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Benjamin Franklin.
    ContributionsI. and J. Taylor"s Architectural Library (London, England), Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTH2284 .F83 1793
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 80 p., [2] folded leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6473485M
    LC Control Number44028953

    In Franklin published “Observations on the Causes and Cure of Smoky Chimneys.” Count Rumford But it was Massachusetts-born Benjamin Thompson, who later became known as Count Rumford, who made the most significant contribution to eliminating smoky chimneys.   Mr. Franklin was perplexed by the fact that most fireplaces poured smoke into the living quarters and therefore took to studying the problem and possible solutions. In , he published a document called "Observations on the Causes and Cure of Smoky Chimneys" which, as the title implies, attempted to explain the problem and possible solutions.

    Is there an excessive amount of smoke coming from your chimney? A smoky chimney can be caused by a closed damper, flue blockage, inadequate air supply, poor chimney design or wrong chimney height. Call Atlas Chimney in Austin TX at to help with chimney diagnosing and maintenance. When chimney fires occur in masonry chimneys - whether the flues are an older, unlined type or are tile lined to meet current safety codes - the high temperatures at which they burn (around ' F) can "melt" mortar, crack tiles, cause liners to .

    It wasn’t until the ’s that the chimney was considered a device worthy of improvement; Benjamin Franklin published “Observations on the Causes and Cure of Smoky Chimneys.” Franklin was responsible for the Pennsylvanian Fireplace and the Franklin Stove, two chimney stoves that were well adopted before the American Revolution. In this situation the chimney is sited in the line of the prevailing wind, with the house roof, or it could be a tall building, behind the chimney terminal. This can cause puffing or even a continuous smoke spillage when the wind is blowing. Pressure area problems can be more difficult to solve.


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Smoky chimneys. Print this advice. Installing a smoke canopy may also cure smokiness due to a fireplace throat that is too large or badly shaped. Should a chimney pot or cowl be restricting the flue, refit or replace it. Franklin published “Observations on the Causes and Cure of Smoky Chimneys” in Franklin’s “Pennsylvanian Fireplace” invented in and his Franklin stove, invented in were designed to burn fuel more efficiently reducing the amount of smoke dispersed in the air.

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The subject of smoky chimneys is undoubtedly most important and most difficult. In Chapter VI (Broad Irrigation)., Section II., Vol. I., certain rules were laid down for the construction of fireplaces, flues, and chimney-stacks, and a perusal of these will, it is hoped, be of some service in connection with the cure of smoky chimneys, although they do not cover the whole ground.

Observations on Smoky Chimneys, their Causes and Cure London: I. and J. Taylor, 8vo (8 1/8 x 4 5/8in.). Half-title, engraved illustrations, two folding plates. 19th century half-morocco marbled boards (rubbed, spine ends chipped, small paper losses along edges of E1 and E8, not affecting text).

Originally published in Philadelphia as 'Observations on the causes and cure of smoky chimneys'. Reproduction of original from the Huntington Library.

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