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Libertariantiger
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Question on smoke from fireplace


OT fire making vets, I moved into a two story house with a 42 inch fireplace box with a blower and glass doors. With the doors shut I am getting too much smoke rising to the second story. First story is warm and smells like a fire, second story will give u a head ache. Anything I can do to cure this? I like watching the fire and the blower heats really great, but upstairs makes it unusable.






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Hammertime
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apples
Member since Jan 2012
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re: Question on smoke from fireplace


Seems like it isn't moving air from the room up the chimney. That keeps the smoke out





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Libertariantiger
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re: Question on smoke from fireplace


Smoke is coming out the chimney outside. It isn't enough smoke to set off the smoke alarm, it just makes it uncomfortable because of the smell. It's like the light smoke u have a winter fire burning smell, times ten.





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geauxturbo
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re: Question on smoke from fireplace


Sounds like you're not moving enough air up the chimney. Try cracking a downstairs window slightly. Help relieve the suction from all that air being pulled up the chimney.





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meauxjeaux2
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watson
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re: Question on smoke from fireplace


sounds like the house is forming a vacuum.





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LSU Coyote
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re: Question on smoke from fireplace


Install a cheap air mover in your chimney.





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LSU Coyote
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re: Question on smoke from fireplace


quote:

sounds like the house is forming a vacuum.

Yea sort of, not enough positive pressure inside.






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Capital Cajun
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Over Yonder
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re: Question on smoke from fireplace


Does it get better over time or does the smoke on the second floor continue the whole time the fire is lit?





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PhillyTide
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re: Question on smoke from fireplace


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I moved into a two story house with a 42 inch fireplace box


Did you get the chimney inspected? If not, do you know when it was last cleaned?

I would not burn another fire until I was sure that chimney was clean. There could be creosote build-up and you could start a chimney fire.

As to the smoke, most likely negative pressure inside the house. Cold air comes down the chimney forcing smoke into the house until the chimney warms up. Crack a window until it does.






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