I have a downdraft problem in my fireplace. Horrible smell for days
(!) after the fire has been finished.
The chimney guy I invited suggested that the chimney is to short. I
tend to believe this since some people suggested the same thing in the
past. The chimney is actually shorter than the house extension next
The solution he offerred was to extend the chimney with bricks, 4
feet. The cost would be $4000.
I am wonderring whether I have less expensive options. Will a chimney
pot work for example? Or is there a way to extend the brick chimney
with stainless steel, copper, etc.?
Thanks for any advice.