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I have a wood burning fireplace on the side of my A frame house.
The problem is I can’t get the height I need to get over the roof line without extending another 15 ft. My house is on the seashore and a free standing chimney that height even with supports will never stand the winds I get here.
Is there another way I can extend my chimney rather than straight up?
Or is there a distance between my chimney top and my roof slope that I need to be to get a better draft.I
have a clover leaf top on my chimney to prevent downdraft.This helps, but I still get downdraft too often for my liking.
Hope you can help me.
We have a wood fireplace (Regency stove).
Our chimney is new, stainless and double insulated. It is above the roof line about 6 to 8 ft.
We have a downdraft rather than an updraft, particularly if it’s cold out.
We have a fire everyday, but as we work during the day, it sits unlit. When we arrive home to light the fire, we often have a cold downdraft which causes smoke to enter the house from the wood stove.
The smoke escapes between the stove and the base and if we leave the door open a crack, it will enter the house that way as well.
We’ve even had smoke come through the joints of the chimney!! This is how strong the downdraft is.
There are trees outside the house and we wonder if they could be causing or aggravating the downdraft.
We’ve had the chimney cleaned, fireplace switched out (it’s brand new), and we don’t know what to do.
Fireplace is located in the basement.
Living in Canada, the weather can get pretty cold. Once we get the fire going, we don’t have a problem.
Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.
Does the smoke chamber need to be repaired if I decide to change to a zero clearance gas fireplace?
We are in the process of selling a 23 year old house with a pre-fab gas fireplace with a stainless steel flue pipe.
We have been told by an inspector that the flue pipe isn’t a full 2 inches from combustible materials such as roof trusses.
Structurally the roof trusses can’t be cut away.
Is there any other option to fireproof the area around the flue pipe?
How can I replace the top of my chimney?
I want to replace the interior of my FP with Skamol Panels.
Where can I purchase some?
I can cut it of course, but the three panels I need are 24x24 and 18x24 a pair.
The floor of my fireplace has an ash pit cover, but when I opened it, there was no ash pit below, just an empty space that looks like the underpinnings of the construction of the fireplace.
In other words, just a gap with so self contained space.
Is this dangerous since embers could fall through those cracks around the ash pit cover?
Hi I live in Ireland, hence the turf!!
The stove is 8 months old. We cleaned the chimney because the smoke was billowing out of the vents and anywhere that it could really!!
Its still happening!!
Is it just the weather?
I just put in a gas burning stove in my basement. The distance to the top of my chimney is 32’
I finally read my manual (you know how guys are) and it said that my stack should not be higher than 18’
I am planning on shortening it to go out the side of my chase.
What are the effects of having too long of a chimney for a gas stove?
Will the stove put out more heat if I shorten the stack?
House is 2 BR ranch, oil heat. Built approx 1958. Had a chimney sweep clean it out.
They recommended that I have a stainless steel sleeve and new cap, explaining the process of erosion and
problems due to fuel burned and age of the chimney.
They urged me to act on this info before winter sets in.
Rough cost estimate from this company was $2500.
Before I part with this amount of money, I want more information.
Is there a specialized service to inspect that I should look for? What “symptoms” might occur as a chimney deteriorates?
The external brick appears intact.
I have heating system inspected and tuned annually. I keep CO alarms in basement
and main level of house.