Mechanical troubles with fireplaces: dampers

Corrosion and debris are the most common causes of stuck dampers. Your chimney professional can lubricate the moving parts and make adjustments, or recommend a new damper if yours is damaged beyond repair.

Smoking chimney and smoking fireplaces part 6: fireplace smoke enters rooms

Todd Woofenden

Fireplace smoke enters other rooms in your home. How does this happen and some tips on fixing the problem. Smoking chimney problems.

Smoking fireplaces part 5: fireplace smokes on wet day

Todd Woofenden

Wet chimney flues are much harder to heat than dry chimney flues. This is because it takes an enormous amount of heat to convert water to steam. The water absorbs so much heat that the flue doesn’t warm up effectively. The tall column of cold air in the flue wants to sink, drawing smoke into the house.

Smoking fireplaces part 4: smokes on windy days

Todd Woofenden

A fireplace that smokes on windy days is subject to its own set of problems and fixes. This article will look at a number of those problems an how to fix them.

Smoky fireplaces, part 3: constant fireplace smoking

Todd Woofenden

The fireplace smokes all the time. This happens regardless of the weather conditions. What can be done?

Smoking fireplaces part 1: smoky fireplace startups

Todd Woofenden

Do you have a “non-working” fireplace because your fireplace has a smoking problem? How to handle smoking fireplace problems.

How to use the fireplace

Todd Woofenden

If you are new to fireplaces or your new home has a fireplace, there are a few basic things you should know before you begin to use the fireplace. This is a very basic explanation of how to use your fireplace and includes information on what to do next.

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