Tried getting my fireplace going but ended up with a lot of smoke back

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 12, 2017
    Call in a Chimney Sweep or get your selves a set of brushes

  • Ginny Ginny on Nov 12, 2017
    Did you have the flue open? If yes, have the chimney cleaned.

  • FL FL on Nov 12, 2017
    Did you open the flue? If yes, then you have a blocked chimney just need a good cleaning. DIY with brushes or once a year in a chimney sweep's services. I saw brushes listed from under $15 and up at Home Depot. A chimney sweep can cost under $100 and up, depending on where you live.

  • Danielle Whatsittoyou Danielle Whatsittoyou on Nov 12, 2017
    You should ALWAYS have your fireplace cleaned and inspected by a chimney sweep before trying to use a fireplace. If yours was swept & inspected after the last time you used it than you probably just left the flue closed. It needs to be opened to let the smoke out of the chimney.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 12, 2017
    Are you sure you opened the flue all the way or at all?

  • William William on Nov 12, 2017
    I agree! Make sure you had the flue open. Have the chimney checked and cleaned. Also crack open a window or door to create a draft up the chimney when starting it. Once a good flame is going close the window/door.

  • Darlene Becker Darlene Becker on Nov 13, 2017
    Problem resolved.. Thank You!?!