Starting a Wood Fire with a Cold Chimney (How to stop smoke coming back in the house)

We receive a lot of phone calls about problems with wood stoves or fireplaces where smoke is coming back into the house.  One of the most common reasons for this is cold air in the chimney.

In the video below, Jason walks us through a few methods for heating up the chimney and creating a positive draft of air up the flue.  Once this happens smoke will be pulled up the chimney and not into your home.

Tools required – newspaper, lighter, electric heater, fire starter cubes.

Please let us know in the comments below if you have any other questions at all or if there are any other videos you’d like to see!

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