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  1. N

    Modern FP30 Install Pics & Cold Air Draft OAK Problem?

    Good things... this thing heats amazing and turned out beautiful. But... went through a whole winter last year with a bad draft at the bottom of the stove where the control arm is. Assuming it's the 4" OAK to outside that's causing it... what to do? I don't have room for a damper inside (thought...
  2. K

    Smoke Up One Flue and Down The Other -- Help!

    Hi, First time poster, and also first-time homeowner (...if I had only known!) Anyways -- I have a dual-flue chimney that supports an upstairs fireplace, as well as a basement wood stove. Facing the chimney indoors, the upstairs fireplace is the right flue, and the basement stove is the...
  3. jmprobert

    Odd smoke drafting on 1940's fireplace

    Hey everybody, I'm new here so hopefully I'm following the proper posting rules. My wife and I moved into a 1942 Cape Code style home that has a fireplace and ash dump. We had it inspected before last winter to make sure it was safe to burn and we were given the green light from the sweep until...
  4. N

    Jotul 8 Help, please!

    My landlord installed a Jotul 8 (upgraded from a 600) The chimney configuration is the same. Tested a couple of fires but having trouble with the smoke not going up the chimney even with the glass door open. Wood is not wet or green. From what I read, the draft is full open when slid to the...
  5. P

    Help! Can’t get liner down.

    So I’ve really messed up. I have a 30’ chimney with 8x12 flue tiles, and desperately want a wood stove in my fireplace. The chimney has never burned wood (old gas heater was used), and the tiles are in perfect shape. Trouble is, there’s an offset and I absolutely can’t get a 6” liner down. Now...
  6. X

    Outside venting

    I just purchased a Harmon XXV, planning to vent it through my chimney, do I need outside air or will chimney have enough draft. (1500 ft Cape, pellet stove in living room, chimney runs from basement through attic, three floors. Yes I have separate ceramic flues in chimney, one for furnace, one...
  7. J

    Fireplace Xtrodinare Insulation of Chimney

    After installing the 44 elite; I have problems with sufficient draft and smoke entering the room. The local installer suggested insulation of the walls of the chimney system (chase). However, the elite has a cooling duct system that draws cold air from the outside and circulates it within the...
  8. M

    Question Regarding Draft Fan

    Hello, I am starting my second season heating my home with a Tarm Solo Plus MK II. I struggled with it last year, but thanks to all of you, this summer I installed cellular window shades, insulated my house using cost sharing from my utility company, insulated my thermal storage, and collected...
  9. O

    17-18 ft chimney set-up - Best Drafting stoves to consider.

    Dearest Members; We will install a small woodstove in a ranch home for ambience and a bit of supplemental. The area heat can get to in the set-up is about 1000 sqft. We are new to wood burning. Our set-up will be on the small side. The whole house will be semi-tight (not near energy star or...
  10. DIYstoveGUY

    HELP with VC Montpelier secondary burn issues

    So I'm new to the forum and a couple years deep into wood stove burning. This may be long winded so I do apologize but the more info I give you, the better you may be able to help me. I have a exterior fireplace (16ft) that I installed a vogelzang colonial insert a couple years ago. The thing...
  11. B

    is a wood stove my best choice? and where should it go?

    in short, my questions are about placement in my house, an empty basement fireplace, draft questions, used stoves, and circulating heat. I'm new to wood stoves but my father use,a one primarily for last 10 years and I've done some homework. I know the basics. I'm looking to have one installed...
  12. M

    Persistent Draft Problem

    We bought a 20-year-old home with a brick fireplace a few months ago. The fireplace is in the center of the house, brick, and has a terra cotta liner. We didn't notice any fireplace odors when we looked at the house (it was snowing--no AC turned on). Fast forward to moving in in June, and...
  13. gardnert

    Insulation and draft concerns

    Just had my liner and stove installed this week; stainless steel 6", 1/2" insulation wrapped. Here is a picture of the installation. (not included in image is the stove board that sits in front of it)(EDIT: box for said stove board is actually in the picture, keeping a cat locked in the back...
  14. VirginiaIron

    Why does my clean burning stove burn dirty

    I believe this is some helpful information for some of us who may have difficulty learning how to use a clean burning stove properly. This information has helped us. There was a learning curve with our new stove. We are getting consistent clean burns. I think a clean burning stove is only as...
  15. F

    Howling I2400?

    Hi guys. I have had 2 I2400 stoves in the past 5 years. The first one was replaced due to a crack near the right hand upper corner radius. From my experience both of my stoves howled. Some where in the internet I found a guy saying that the small EPA hole on the bottom right corner was punched...
  16. D

    Three barrel stove? Draft issues? Glass door or window?

    Hey, guys. I'm looking into putting a new barrel stove in my shop. There's an old one in there made from one of those old fuel barrels people used to have in their basements, but it's not in the best shape. I was really wanting to do the double barrel thing. The current location of the...
  17. 19glendale

    Draft Start Help

    Hello. My stove drafts just fine once it's going, but I have had 2 cases where it smoked up the house first. One was damp kindling on a rainy day and today, not sure, but might have had to do with the gas furnace being on and/or the wind situation. It was 25 outside and 72 inside, but I could...
  18. M

    Drafting in a 5.5 Inch Liner on a 6 Inch Collar ( Jotul Oslo )

    Hey there, everybody. New to the forum, here, and having fun looking through all the conversation. I've spent a lot of time looking for an answer to my question below. I found a thread that I was hoping to have some updated info on ( it's 7 years old and equipment may have changed ). I've...
  19. R

    Draft problems in yurt?

    I have a quadrafire 3100 woodstove installed in my yurt, and it doesn't seem to be drafting great. This stove has 2 air controls. The main air control as well as a startup air control which is on a 30 min timer and allow additional air into the back of the box. Despite using dry, seasoned...
  20. W

    Need Help! I am stuck in smokes!

    Hi, I am new to wood stoves, so I am reaching out to the experts for help. I recently purchased Woodstock Soapstone Absolute Steel stove. Unfortunately the stove / setup is not working well and I do not know what the issue is... The issue: When I try to burn paper in the stove, it burns well...
  21. L

    Smoke Problem

    I have a smoke problem. I have a Lopi Answer. Recently replace my Jotul. I begin the fire with a Top Down without problems. No smoke on start up.... I GOT IT WORKED OUT. I place the two medium pieces as far back as possible. Then crossed a few smaller (shorter) pieces so they fit north to...