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How a chimney or flue works
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Chimney Difficulties

"The Smokey Fireplace" and other chimney problems.

 

Smoke problems, and a lack of up draught in a chimney, come down to poor chimney design and construction, insufficient chimney sweeping, or unfavourable site conditions.

 

A chimney works because hot air rises; No magic, just the simple fact that hot air is lighter than cold air. These pages will describe the possible causes and endeavour to help you remedy the problem of your smoky fireplace or appliance.

 

Difficulties associated with chimneys can, in the main, be divided into three groups:

  1. Poor flue pull and the spillage of fumes or smoke into the room where the fire/appliance is situated
  2. Entry of rain into the flue or dampness due to condensation from the flue gases
  3. Leakage of smoke and fumes from one flue into an adjoining flue or roof space

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