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06:28PM | 01/14/14
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Our home fireplace emits a 'smokey / ashes' smell when it rains outside, even though the fireplace itself is dry inside, shows no leakage, and has not had a fire in it for several weeks. The ash trap and fireplace are both clean - no ashes in either, yet it smells of ashes and smoke. My fireplace is a standard home fireplace - house was built in the 70's.

What could be the cause of the smokey / ashes smell?

Thank you.

BV002712

04:03PM | 01/23/14
First, I assume that you keep the damper closed when there is no fire. Second, if you have a glass screen, that should also be closed. There is a lot of information on this topic on the Internet. Do a Google search. One interesting solution is to burn candles in the fireplace to heat the air, causing it to rise and not have downdrafts that carry the smoky smell into the house.
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