diagram of all the parts of a chimney and fireplace system
Chimney CapCrownCrownFlueDamperFacingLintelThroatAsh PitCleanout DoorHearthMasonryMantelFireboxFoundationRoof LineRoof LineFlashingFlashing

Chimney Cap

A protective covering or lodging for the top of a chimney expected for preventing the entry of rain, snow, and animals.

Crown

The slight slant or sloped edge on the top surface of a chimney intended to redirect water away from the pipe liner.

Crown

The slight slant or sloped edge on the top surface of a chimney intended to redirect water away from the pipe liner.

Flue

The vertical passageway that transports the waste gas to the outdoors.

Damper

 A valve, generally a portable or retractable plate, for controlling the progression of air or smoke.

Facing

The Ornamental work around the face of the fireplace

Lintel

A bar used for supporting the chimney

Throat

A place directly above the firebox where the walls of the flue are brought closer together to increase the draft of the fire.

Ash Pit

A cavity below the fireplace where ashes are stored after a fire.

Cleanout Door

An area that's installed behind the fireplace or outside for the purpose of emptying and cleaning the ash pit.

Hearth

The floor of a fireplace.

Masonry

In Masonry Fireplaces the chimneys, the surrounding area of a chimney, and fireplace are built on-site by masons usually by brick.

Mantel

A hood that projected over a fire grate to catch the smoke.

Firebox

The innermost compartment of a fireplace designed to support the combustion of fuel.

Foundation

The load-bearing portion of the structure

Roof Line

The Roofline is the base of the roof that forms the frame of the roof.

Roof Line

The Roofline is the base of the roof that forms the frame of the roof.

Flashing

Sheet metal or different materials utilized in waterproofing rooftop valleys or the edge between a fireplace and a rooftop.

Flashing

Sheet metal or different materials utilized in waterproofing rooftop valleys or the edge between a fireplace and a rooftop.