Simple View of Fireplace Insert
The view of a fireplace insert is not meant to be a technical overview. I was not on a home inspection but on a visit to a new home construction site. The fireplace insert was installed, however, the drywall was not yet in place. I thought some home buyers who have never seen behind the drywall at a fireplace would enjoy this view. The insulation and HDMI/COAX connection tube is in place. Also, in the process, we found a leak at the chimney flashing.
This picture shows the placement of the Chimney Cricket
and the cricket flashing. During a home inspection, we check for the proper installation of the chimney cricket and chimney flashing. This is often a common area of water penetration in older homes.