New Construction Fireplace Insert

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 taken during a home inspection shows the placement of a chimney cricket and flashing over a fireplace insert.

This picture shows a chimney cricket and 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.