Q&A Smoke spills from fireplace

QandA Posted By QandA, Nov 24, 2007 at 4:02 AM

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    Question:

    we have a wood burning fireplace and periodically have the smoke coming into our house. we have put bricks of raised the hearth with bricks. We have used newspaper to create a draft up the chimney, but still smoke comes into the room and fills the house with smoke. do you have any other suggestions?



    Answer:

    It is best to close off the top 2 or 3 inches of the fireplace opening using a hood that comes down. You can make one to try out of sheet metal and then have a nicer one made of brass or copper if this works.

    Another thing that may work is a set of glass doors since the frame effectively also cuts down the size of the opening.
     
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