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I have a small wood-burning fireplace. I think that the chimney may be too short because it gets smokey in the house when the wind is heavy, even with the flue open. I am interested in a blower/fan option. Would this be a good choice in this situation?
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 02:44 PM

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A blower is intended to circulate heated air into the room from the fireplace, rather than to assist in drafting issues. In your scenario, it would be necessary to extend the chimney to alleviate the pressure issue caused by the wind. If extending the chimney is not an option, you may try using an anti-draft type of cap, which is designed to prevent against wind-induced backdrafts. Is your chimney a masonry type or a manufactured pipe?

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I have a small wood-burning fireplace. I think that the chimney may be too short because it gets smokey in the house when the wind is heavy, even with the flue open. I am interested in a blower/fan option. Would this be a good choice in this situation?

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