Smoky woodstove: smoky endings

Todd Woofenden

If your stove seems to work okay once you get it going, but smokes when you are done using it, as the fire is going out, here are some possibilities.

Anatomy of a woodstove

Todd Woofenden

Although there are many different models of wood stoves, there are several basic components in all stoves. We will take a look at parts found in all woodstoves as well as those found only in some woodstoves.

Collapsed Chimney May Cause Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Ron Herman

When chimneys are in disrepair, the updraft stops working. Gas can seep into your home, and that poses a serious danger for your family. Deadly carbon monoxide gas can seep into your home, and it will silently poison your family. It’s important to have your chimney inspected and invest in chimney repair to protect your home and your loved ones.

Which is the best type of chimney flue liner

Todd Woofenden

The best type of chimney flue liner depends on many factors, including the type of appliance, the type of chimney, and its intended use ­ not to mention, who’s answering the question!

What type of chimney is best

Todd Woofenden

There are advantages and limitations to each kind. Determining the best type of chimney for you requires a complete picture of the specific appliances that the chimney must serve

Chimney Height Critical to Fireplace or Wood Stove Performance

Marge Padgitt

Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves only work right when everything is built or installed correctly, and that includes the height of the chimney. There are several factors to take into consideration when planning for the termination height of a masonry or factory built chimney system.

Chimney Repair - Old Water Heater Flue

Marge Padgitt

Homeowners who upgrade to a higher-efficiency air conditioner and furnace in spring or summer may have what is known as an abandoned water heater. This happens when an HVAC installer puts in new appliances and vents them out the side of the house, often leaving the water heater to vent on its own.

Best time for chimney repairs

Contributing Author

Homeowners are told that the fall and winter months are not suitable for some chimney repairs and they should have this work done in the summer when the weather is better.  There are several good reasons for homeowners to act right now to get those chimney services performed before the good weather goes away!

What You Need to Know About Steel Chimney Liners

Marge Padgitt

After a chimney sweep has inspected a chimney he/she may find damages to the original liner due to exposure to rain and acidic flue gasses, chimney fire, or other cause and recommend a new chimney liner. Chimney contractors often prefer to use steel flue liners due to their relative ease of installation compared to tile liner installation, and the fact that unlike vitreous clay tile flue liners, stainless steel chimney liners are a U.L. listed product with a warranty by the manufacturer.

State of the Art Stainless Steel Chimney Lining

Contributing Author

The chimney lining must contain liquids, gases and heat.  This article will focus on using a state of the art stainless steel liner when repairing or when upgrading your chimney for a new stove being installed.

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