I reinstalled a victorian fireplace in our victorian house having had
the chimney swept. The fire was fine but after a day or two I went into
the bedroom above the living room and it was clearly both a bit smoky
and smelt of smoke to a point where it was plain that we could not use
the fire as our grandson sometimes sleepsin that room.
The fire in the bedroom has been sealed off with a board and the
chimney has no chimney pot.
It appears that there are two possibilites;
1) that there is a breach between the 2 chimneys - unlikely as there is
no indication of cracking, subsidence or the like,
2) that there is a downdraught at chimney pot height sendiung smoke and
fumes back down the second chimney.
Anyone got any ideas?
we are between Cambridge and Newmarket and our email address is
a few beers await the one with the right answer!
best wishes to all DIYers out there in B'n'Q land!
Bob Lucas and Doreen Brice