soot in stove pipe

va, United States   

Our woodstove, when starting a fire, at all times smokes so bad that we have to open the door for the fire to start and then we have a lot of soot in the stove pipe.

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by ChimneyChick | November 28, 2017 ChimneyChick's avatar
Midland, Ontario

http://www.chimneys.com/articles/category/smoke-draft-problems

Probably cold air at standby syndrome
common in basement installations and/or tight insulated homes.
read the following.
http://www.gulland.ca/fhs/coldhearth.htm

you will have to get the heavy cold air plug out of the chimney before you can get the light bouyant warm air up the flue.
If you have excessive soot in the pipes and c himney you need to burn hotter fires and get the chimney swept.

 

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