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 to it.
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.