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    freighter707 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 3, 2006, 08:09 AM
    Chimney draft
    Having trouble with getting the draft (smoke) to UP the chimney. It seems to be coming down and into the house. This is not a new fireplace but just started this season.
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    labman Posts: 10,580, Reputation: 551
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    Nov 3, 2006, 09:06 AM
    Have you tightened up the house or added a furnace or something else that would compete for combustion air? If so, some suggest cracking a window. I have my house so tight, my fire place wasn't drawing right. You can buy kits for some fireplaces. I made my own, a length of 4'' stove pipe out to the drafty garage. I can give details if you want.
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    Nov 3, 2006, 08:00 PM
    This may be a stupid question, but did you do the following?

    1. Have the chimney swept prior to lighting a fire
    2. Ensure that the draft is open (the draft is a flap of metal that basically closes off the chimney when you're not using it).

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