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Our house was built in 1968 but the chimney was added at some point. This flue has what I can only describe as a “mortar collar” around it; it’s mortar inside of very thick “aluminum foil.” Someone scratched the words “gas only, not for wood” on the flue seal. I’d like to know whether it’s okay to have the furring strip that close and whether I can seal that gaping hole in the cinder block with plain ol’ foam or if it needs high-temp caulk.
Thanks a lot.
After I start a fire and been burning awhile the flue is good and hot. When open the door for heat or to put wood in it start to smoke from top of the door. Any help on this matter on what to do will be greatful.
after consultation with a qualified chimney sweep/wood burner installer he stated that our chimney stack was not tall enough for a wood burner because of the clearance between the chimney and the roof. Does that clearance apply for a gas fire
should damper in an open fireplace be wide open when fire is burning?
i got a new wood stove the pipe seems a tad long but how do you get it from stove to ceiling an keep it long enough to make the connections?
My chimney cap was ripped off by wind. Can I get a solid 4” X 24” aluminum liner attach it to the cap and just insert it into the top of the old liner?
When i light the fire smoke comes back into the room
The chimney is clear
Is it possible to put a woodstove in an old fireplace and run the exhaust vent through the fireplace? The fireplace itself is old and needs repairs. Will the fireplace need to be repaired and cleaned before the woodstove instalation? Thanks for the help.
The metal on the trash burner is oval so the chimney leading from it is oval thusly the damper has to be oval doesn’t it? There are small holes on either side of the cast iron on the lip of the burner that appear to have had the crosspiece from a damper inserted into it. The damper is missing and is there such a thing as a oval damper for the trash burner. thank-you for your attention
Carol B. Olson
I have a Quadrafire woodstove perhaps 15 years old. Chimney is all metal, correct height capped and cleaned at start of season. This year I experience significant drowndrafts when trying to start a fire. I can feel cold air comming down into firebox. Tried rolled paper, small starter fires, slightly open firedoors, etc to start draft, but end up filling the house with smoke. Where should I look for a solution?