Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by 066blaster, May 16, 2019 at 9:28 PM.
I'm getting a petty strong creasote smell today. Its warm and humid.
Time to clean the chimney to make sure there is no build up causing the smell?
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You may be getting reversed flow, air coming down the chimney. I'd sweep it.
Light the fire and burn it flat out. You know you want to.
I would also say, it means you have reasonable airflow.
Warm air goes up. Cold air goes down.
Good chance your chimney is relatively cold.
The smell will go as soon as the chimbey is about the same temperature as outside.
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Been thinking about doing that. 50's today anyway.
Build a really hot fire then throw a few of these in at random times.
You know you relly don't want to be fooling the the mess of brushing the chimney your self.
Is the stove in use or are you done for the year...when the season is over for me i stretch a section of heavy plastic sheet across the flu top and seal it with the cap. Before doing this I'd get a whiff of stove smell on windy or muggy days.
End of season chimney sweep, vacuum up the ashes out of the stove and stick a wad of newspapers in the flue pipe. Just don't forget the flue plug when it is time to start a fire again.
A candle in side the stove (lit obvs!) Is often enough to overcome this sort of down draught
Enjoy a good chimney fire much?
Nothing will get the heart going like seeing your stove pipe shooting flames like a jet engine.
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