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Old 02-16-2012, 08:29 AM   #1
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Woodstove - repeated clogging pipe.


How do I keep the smoke from the stove from entering back into the house? The catalytic converter is one year old and I have cleaned the pipes. Does anyone know what is causing the smoke to enter back into my house? Thank you.

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Old 02-16-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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From where is it entering the house?

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Old 02-16-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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Not enough draft due to the way the chimmney was done is one cause.
Burning pine will soot it up fast and may cause a chimmney fire.
More detail and a picture inside and out may help someone here figure it out for you.
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Do you know where it is coming in from? Does it happen every time? Is it a stove or an insert? Is the chimney lined? Is the liner insulated? Is the chimney exterior or interior?

It is quite common for smoke to come in from the outside through windows, doors etc. due to atmospheric conditions. When you smell smoke in the house go out and look at what the smoke from the stove is doing when it leaves the chimney (you may have to do this right after you load it to see any smoke).

For instance, yesterday I loaded up my stove and took the dog for a 10 minute walk, on my way back to the house the smoke was coming right out of my 24' chimney and dropping straight to the ground. Opening the door lets the smoky smell in. After 20 mins there was no smoke to worry about.

If you ask your question at hearth.com there will be many folks willing to help I'll bet.
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How do I keep the smoke from the stove from entering back into the house? The catalytic converter is one year old and I have cleaned the pipes. Does anyone know what is causing the smoke to enter back into my house? Thank you.
Yes go to hearth.com and ask them. Sounds like it could be a downdraft? The air is getting sucked in because of negative air pressure in the lower portions of the house.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stack_effect
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