Stopping Cross-drafting - General DIY Discussions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Forum > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Massachusetts.
Posts: 340
Rewards Points: 320
Default

Stopping cross-drafting


Our chimney has two flues but I think they sealed the downstairs one up behind a wall when they made it into an apartment. We didn't even know it until we had someone come out to clean the fireplace and he told us. Anyway, when we burn a fire upstairs there is a smoke smell downstairs and the chimney guy told us it's "normal" cross-drafting which sounds right but I don't like it. Since we don't even know how well they "sealed" the other flue up could we just seal the other flue from the top and call it a day?

Advertisement

RyanD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 08:50 PM   #2
Hvac Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 11,963
Rewards Points: 2,068
Default

Stopping cross-drafting


That is a good place and way to start. Get the chimney guy or a Pro to do it so it does not leak water later.

Advertisement

__________________
"Cut it twice and it is still too short".
yuri is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can i remove cross beams from my garage? maxslomoff Building & Construction 14 09-26-2011 12:25 AM
Attic joist cross beams & moving them Fox Building & Construction 11 04-02-2010 08:48 PM
Raising cross beam in A-frame attic Highland Lass Roofing/Siding 1 03-09-2010 03:30 PM
removing joist cross bracing williemyers Building & Construction 1 08-11-2009 01:20 PM
Ok to use a sanitary cross in a wet vent? peeks Plumbing 1 10-03-2005 04:35 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts