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k smith

09:27AM | 09/02/03
Member Since: 07/09/03
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we bought our home new and from the first time we used the fireplace, the house gets very smokey. it takes an hour or so but the living room gets unbearable. our builder suggested we crack a windowto let it draft saying that new homes are built so tight that the fireplace can not vent. that defeats the purpose of the fire and does not fix the problem. any comments?


02:39PM | 09/06/03
Member Since: 09/05/03
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04:33PM | 09/07/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
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In order for the smoke to go up the chimney air has to go with it. If the fresh can't get into the house the smoke won't go up the chimney. Cracking a window is good idea unless you outside air vents in the fireplace and glass doors.

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