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We have a cast iron soild fuel fire, when I first start the fire i use paper and kinderling. Once the fire starts it builds and will let smoke back in to the room. When the coals have taken the smoke draws up the chimney. I have had the chimney swept and we are still having this issue. I use premium coal. Do you have any suggestions on how i can cure this? Many thanks Michael

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