No visible Flue Pipe

Texas, United States   

I am a REALTOR and the inspector noted on the report of a house I am assisting buyers with that “the flue pipe was not visible and could not be inspected.” 

How serious is this if the chimney does not have a flue pipe? 

Home was built in 1978.

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by ChimneyChick | March 10, 2015 ChimneyChick's avatar
Midland, Ontario

ALL appliances require a flue pipe. If the inspectior says it was not visible did he/she take pictures?
If the pie is not visible it must be hidden within the walls of the home. Flue pipes [the black vent from stove to wall/ceiling MUSt be visible in all instances. If the inspector was thinking CHIMNEY not flue pipe then it is normal that it may be hidden within walls. Best bet is to contact the inspector and have them clarify their findings.

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