As Orion suggests, it looks like a flue dust pit. Any ash swirling in the
flue gases may well fall as the chimney draught varies and ash would pile at
the base of the chimney and block it fairly quickly. If you have a recess it
will hold some of this longer between clear out?
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Sent: 09 October 2007 13:21
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Construction of Chimney and Flues
Does Mitch say if the recess opens into the flue or into the chimney?
If it opens into the chimney, could it be, as Bea suggests, that it is for
draft control? Could it be for clean out? Could it be for maintenance
A vertical cross section sketch would be useful.
At 07:04 PM 10/8/2007 +0100, you wrote:
>Mitch Warburton is enquiring if anyone knows the purpose of a recess at the
base of an industrial mine chimney.
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