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Chimney Crickett chimney sweep wrote at 2015-12-22 21:57:25
Air insulated Preway pipe is not UL103 HT rated and is not appropriate for wood stove use. Woodstove manufacturers state that a UL 103 HT pipe must be used. Do not use your Preway pipe for a woodstove!  

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Paul Karthaeuser


I am a Chimney/State Licensed Building Inspector and New Jersey State Superior Court Recognized Expert Witness in the chimney, hearth and venting categories. I hold certifications in sweeping chimneys, installing wood and pellet stoves, chimney inspections and have performed countless repairs and rebuilds of chimneys. I perform many inspections for real estate transactions, school systems and churches as well as residential chimney inspections and repairs. Experience is good, education with experience is better. Ask me anything fireplace, woodstove, chimney, pellet stove or venting related. Any questions related to a chimney, hearth appliance or venting system for residential use.


I have seven years experience in the field with inspections, repairs and installations of all types of hearth appliances fired by wood, wood pellets, coal, oil and gas. Fireplaces, pellet stoves, woodstoves, inserts and factory built systems.

International Association of Fireplace and Chimney Inspectors-Charter Member New Jersey Chimney Sweep Guild-President (past) New Jersey Chimney Sweep Guild- current Member Board of Directors-(past) National Fire Protection Assc.- member Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Assc.-member

State Licensed Building Inspector- NJ License #010429 I.A.F.C.I. Certified Professional Inspector CPI-#009 F.I.R.E. Certified Fireplace and Chimney Inspector #FP-168 National Fireplace Institute-Certified Woodburning Specialist #157063 -Certified Pellet-burning Specialist #157063 C.S.I.A. Certified Chimney Sweep #6587 NJ Superior Court Recognized Expert Witness- Chimney, Venting and Hearth Appliances

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Various churches, school systems and private residential clients represented in court matters.

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