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Old 12-23-2007, 09:35 PM   #1
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ok im tired of this noise its woke me up at night and not to mention its driving me crazy during the day. so i hope someone can lend a hand and give me some advice. theres a noise coming from my fireplace, it happens when the wind blows outside. it sounds like metal rubbing metal, it doesn't appear to be the damper thats at the end of the chimney by the fireplace. is there any kind of damper or anything at the top of the chimney that could make this noise? oh and i like in a modular home and this is a wood burning fireplace. thanks in advance.

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Old 12-23-2007, 10:14 PM   #2
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noise from fireplace


Could be some loose parts on the chimney cap
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:29 PM   #3
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You might be getting air gusts blowing down into the flue chase that is moving the fire stops. I have seen this before. The chase cap is probably come loose, letting the air in.
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is this a hard fix? can i DIY?
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Take a look at the sheetmetal capping on the chase and see that it's secure. That alone being secured may stop the noise, if you have to check the fire stops you may have to cut out some drywall to access them which is just a hassle. There isn't much to securing them, a couple screws.
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