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  • jeremy h Dec 21, 2008

    just put it in within the week. It is a used wood stove. we installed it and bought chimney parts. everytime you use it is smokes to beat all.

  • Stephen Evans May 11, 2010

    Is the chimney obstructed, when is the last time you had the chimney cleaned? Steve

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If you have a tall chimney like i do, i use a hair dryer or heat gun to preheat the chimney. Since cold air is heavier it will push the smoke into the house until the chimney is warmed up enough.

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Tyr opening a window and see if that helps. Todaays houses are built to be tight as to no air coming from the outside into the house.

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