By Linda from Kingsville, MO on November 2, 2015
I have a dual chimney with side by side flues and both have had stainless steel liners inserted into them. One is for my living room and the other for a family room on the lower level. When I have a fire in the living room, I get smoke in the lower level family room. My living room flue measures 12 x 12 and the family room flue is 12 x 9. Would this HomeSaver small rectangular windbeater cap with adaptor work if I just put it on the smaller flue and will it adapt to fit a 12 x 9 and still work properly?
By Will M. on November 3, 2015
I recommend raising the height of the living room chimney flue.
While draft issues can be complex to correct, your issue seems simple enough as the chimney flues are level and the lower level fireplace position is causing air to be pulled down the chimney as makeup air for the upper level fireplace. The easiest point of entry for makeup air for the home is the open chimney on the lower level, so the dense air is easily being pulled down the chimney, along with smoke from the living room fireplace exhaust. Raising the exhaust for the living room chimney would position the heated, less dense air exhausting from the living room chimney further away, decreasing the odds that smoke will be pulled into the family room as heat has a tendency to rise.
The Gelco Stainless Steel 13 in. x 13 in. Base 2 Foot Flue Stretcher
would be my recommendation.
By Chris from Cincinnati, OH on February 27, 2015
I just installed an indoor wood burning add-on to my furnace but the chimney for the smoke has a considerable downdraft. Will this product prevent the downdraft? Is it hard to install?
By eFireplaceStore on February 27, 2015
Answer:If the downdraft has definitely been determined to be a wind issue, this product would be an excellent solution. This product is fairly simple to install, requiring you only to adjust the mounting bracket width and the use of construction adhesive to attach the mounting bracket.
By Matthew from Capecod, MA on October 29, 2015
How do I install this HomeSaver small rectangular windbeater cap with adaptor?
By Chris C. on October 29, 2015
Answer:A bead of silicone sealant would be used at the point where the adapter meets the flue tile, but then the adapter itself utilizes a wedge bracket to create a friction fit into the flue tile itself.