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What's the difference between "Fireplace" and "chimney" in english?

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  • AgProv
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Put the coal in the fireplace, build the fire and light it,  and the chimney conveys the smoke  outside.

    For additional points you can also use "hearth" for "fireplace" and "flue" or "stack"  for "chimney"

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They are 2 different things.

    The fireplace is in the room.

    You put wood into the fireplace.

    The chimney is above the fireplace.

    The chimney may be hidden in the wall, or visible, but it carries the smoke up from the fireplace and out of the house.

    You can see the chimney on the outside of the house.

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  • Rain
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A fireplace : an open recess in a wall of a room, at the base of a chimney

    A Chimney:  A passage through which smoke and gases escape from a fire or furnace; a flue.

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  • 1 month ago

    A fireplace is exactly what it says, the place where the fire is. The chimney is the pipe leading from the fireplace to the roof to take away the smoke. 

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  • 1 month ago

    A fireplace is the protected area INSIDE a dwelling in which a fire is laid and burns. a chimney is the vent for the fireplace, the vertical, mostly-exterior structure that serves as a channel for the smoke created in the fireplace.

    • Charles1 month agoReport

      Your description is basically correct, but in a dwelling, the chimney is also mostly interior. It passes through at least the upper half of one floor and the attic; it may also pass through upper floors. Outside, there is usually no reason for it to extend more than a couple of feet above the roof.

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  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The fire place is where you build the fire, the chimney is where the smoke goes out.

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  • Norman
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The fireplace is where the fire is and the chimney is where the smoke from the fire goes.

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  • Lee
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Fire place is the opening where the fire is, the hearth. The chimney is the structure that carries the smoke out through the roof, the stack, usually brick / stone built.

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A chimney leads from the fireplace up through the house to the outside.

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  • 1 month ago

    A fireplace is the space where the fire is located. A chimney is the structure through which smoke passes to the outside.

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