A few more chimneys

There are few interesting chimneys around here, most are about as mundane as chimneys can get

Here are a few of the more interesting ones

Chimney at the Hoopes mansion (and carriage house)

This chimney is in the kitchen area and possibly the part of the home where the staff was boarded

The main chimney is out of view near the turret on the far side of the mansion

Chimney with dual chimney pots


Indiana limestone chimney

Heated brick garage

Time and neglect have not been kind

Chimneys at a Japanese themed home

6 response to "A few more chimneys"

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 17, 2022

    Just wondering, do people still use the chimneys or has central heating taken over?

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 17, 2022

      Hi Lednar,
      Yes the vast majority of the chimneys are still in use for central heating. In the older homes, the chimneys vented coal smoke originally, later, 1950’s or thereabouts, the coal furnaces were converted to burn fuel oil, or replaced by oil burners altogether. Now, natural gas is the fuel for most homes, but in many cases still use the original chimneys. The newest natural gas furnaces use whats called an inducer (fan actually) to exhaust the spent gases to the outside in PCV piping, so the existing chimney may no longer be in service.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: January 17, 2022

    The Indiana limestone chimney is fully 1/3 of the width of the house. Impressive.

  3. By: NancyG Posted: January 18, 2022

    You do have some interesting chimneys in your area. I must say again how much I am enjoying the search for them, and also seeing chimneys from everyone else. So interesting, and who knew?!?

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: January 21, 2022

    Good to see that mansion being maintained. And that is definitely one very fat, squat limestone chimney. Those original wood shingles are interesting, too!

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