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I have just fitted a wood burning stove,the horizontal pipe out of the back is approx 7 to 8 inches long,is this too long,I get a lot of smoke coming out of the door until the chimney gets warm,once warm it draws vey well,if I have to shorten the horizontal pipe it will caus a lot of work but it is possible????the upright flue is 5.8 metres 150mm double skinned stainless flue,any ideas???

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I have seen this problem solved by fitting a fan at the top of the chimney - sounds daft but it worked. was in a house in france

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