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Home Repair Fireplace Draft

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Kalyan Koduru, Jan 10, 2022.

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  1. Kalyan Koduru

    Kalyan Koduru New Member

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    Hello,

    We recently moved to Broadlands and loved the neighborhood. Due to this cold weather, I'm realizing that my fireplace area is getting extremely cold, and wondering if you know of any fireplace contractors that you'd recommend.

    Thanks,
    Kalyan
     
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    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    What kind of fireplace, wood burning or gas? If its gas, you have a vent to the outside behind that allows any gas and fumes to vent. To help keep the draft lower and less cold, make sure the pilot remains lit. If its wood burning, check to make sure the flu is closed, that could help.
     
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    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    You can also get a draft cover for a wood burning fireplace.
     
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    Kalyan Koduru New Member

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    Thanks for your responses. It is based out of gas. Since I do not know the current state of the fireplace, I'm wondering if it is worth getting a pro to take a look at it as well as inspect the draft cover. Please let me know if you have any recommendations in this regard too.

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    Kalyan
     
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    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    We've used amazing flame in the past. Good company and I highly recommend them.

    Our gas fireplace is so bad I have the thing sealed up and insulated right now though. I had a company come out and look a number of years ago and it was going to be a lot of money to fix it. Basically the firebox was built incorrectly causing a lot of drafts and then when we had the vent relocated we learned they should have used a smaller pipe instead of the 5 inch so there is so much down draft the pilot light gets blown out. It's on my list of things to do but gonna be an expensive one to fix.
     
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    Thank you very much. I'll give'em a call.

    Thanks,
    Kalyan
     

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