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Old 11-13-2007, 01:33 PM   #1
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I Have A Wood Stove Insert In My House. I Have Lighted Fires In It But When I Do The Smoke Starts Comming Out Of The Top Of The Stove And On The Sides Where The Insert Was Placed In The Fire Place. I Am Just Wondering If This Is A Bad Seal Or If There Is Something Wrong. The Chimney Is Clear And So Is The Flu. And It Is Open. I Am Just Wondering Why The Smoke Coems Out There. Any Help?????

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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How is the insert attached to the flue?

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:46 PM   #3
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The Flu Is Part Or The Woodstove . It Looks To Me Like The Flu Is Constantly Open. It Doesn't Go Straight Up Though, It Kinda Goes Up Then On An Angle. After The Flu Is Heated Up The Smoke Goes Up But Ocassionly The Smoke Seaps Out Of The Aides And Top Of The Stove.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:57 PM   #4
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Most fireplace inserts just have a metal flange that buts against the brick around the fireplace with no real airtight seal.


I have one that does that occasionaly and my suggestions would be:

Open the fireplace insert doors for five minutes or so before lighting a fire.
The draft/warm air from the house will heat the flue and improve the updraft.

Light a peice of newspaper in the insert to generate some heat/updraft.

Make sure your house heat fan is not on til the fire gets hot as this will pull smoke back towards the fan versus the flue.

If you have a ceiling fan in that same room, turn it off til the fire is going good.
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