My wood fireplace smokes at startup.

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Is there such a thing as a chimney preheater? Once the hot air rises up the chimey the draft starts and all is good.

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  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 01, 2018
    Crack a window on the other side of the room to create an updraft in your chimney when you are starting the fire. Once the air is warmed, it will rise by itself.

  • Sara Sara on Jan 01, 2018
    Light a piece of kindling or rolled up newspaper and hold under the damper to create an updraft....just take a minute or less.

  • William William on Jan 01, 2018
    Agree with Sal89502. That is what I do. Crack a window open, light the fire, then close the window once the chimney is warmed up.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jan 02, 2018
    The window is a good idea. I'd also make sure the fireplace has received a good cleaning and that there's no blockage.