By Jeff from Bristol, NH on October 20, 2016
How is this item mounted to the fireplace? Do I have to screw it?
By Brennan W. on October 20, 2016
Answer:This item is spring loaded, which allows it to be installed at the top of your opening without the use of screws.
By Sharon from Hackensack, NJ on October 26, 2014
I don't have a smoke roll out problem but I wanted to install this across the bottom on the opening to keep the occasional sparks and ash from coming out from under our raised fireplace screen. Would this work?
By eFireplaceStore on October 27, 2014
Answer:This device is fairly multi-purpose and could certainly be used for your intended purpose, as long as there is a solid side wall on either side of the opening to mount it to.
By John from Severna Park, MD on November 9, 2014
Will your smoke eliminator work for a 28 inch opening?
By eFireplaceStore on November 10, 2014
Answer:As it ships, the product will only collapse down to a 28 1/2 inch width, however the shields can be cut down in the field to a narrower width.
By Sharon from Bogota, NJ on November 2, 2014
I lit the first fire in my new apartment after the property manager assured me the chimney was cleaned after the last tenant. After the initial roaring fire, it became very smoky. I want to try the Smoke Guard but am unsure whether to get the 4" or 6" or 8"? What determines the size I should get?
By eFireplaceStore on November 3, 2014
Answer:Ideally, the smoke guard that is used will bring the opening of the fireplace as close to the 10:1 ratio as possible. The 10:1 ratio states that for every 10 square inches of fireplace opening, you should have 1 square inch of flue opening. In order to calculate the size needed, you will need to know the dimensions of your flue tiles.
By David Walker from Dayton, Ohio on October 25, 2012
We currently have an issue with smoke rolling out into the room. However, I'm unsure what size smoke guard to purchase. My firebox opening is 32.5 inches wide and 29.5 inches tall. What do you suggest?
Also, we have a crown with multiple cracks that have been professionally caulked, but we've been advised to have it replaced. If I were to purchase an outside mount stainless chimney cap with drip edge, would that solve the water issue or just put a bandaid on a broken leg?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 26, 2012
Answer:The correct smoke guard for your needs will depend on both the size of your fireplace opening and the size of your chimney flue. Ideally, you would have a 10:1 size ratio; 10 square inches of opening to 1 square inch of flue.
As far as the crown issue goes, capping the chimney would indeed help with the deterioration of the crown, but would not solve the issue. I recommend having the crown redone, then capping the chimney to ensure long life.