This session will explore the many perils found in masonry chimneys which may affect the safety of a liner installation. In addition, we will discuss potential hazards such as broken or improperly installed flue tiles, improperly sized tiles, incorrect chimney construction and hidden defects. The NFPA standard details what inspection steps are necessary when installing a new appliance and we will discuss how that affects a liner installation. A properly installed liner will address many of the hazards and reduce installer liability and improve the system performance and give you a more satisfied customer. Participants will learn: • Why thorough inspection of a masonry chimney is necessary • What steps are required for proper inspection Ways to address improper chimney conditions and meet IRC and other codes while maintaining a UL Listed system.