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Old 02-11-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 02-11-2014, 08:50 PM   #2
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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.


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