Chimney / Discussions

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...chimneys pull hot air out of the house. To stop your chimney from being a major source of heat loss you need to insulate inside the chimney from the top and bot...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

Does electricity free pellet stove comes in 23'' or less to fit my wall ?

...chimney for electricity free pellet stove longer or same as for pellet stove that needs electricity ? Thank you Most wood pellet stoves use electricity to o...

Posted by Peter Kutschy April 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?

...chimney, does this make sense and what should I do? Hi, first a couple of questions back to you, does your furnace have an outside air intake? And do you have a...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What type and how to install an insulated metal flue pipe ,through a tiled roof?

...chimney for a wood stove or fireplace through the roof is a job that should be done by professionals only. I say this for two reasons – safety of course, to mak...

Posted by david joseph July 25, 2020, 7:10 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I run a Legalett air heated slab system during a power outage?

...chimney stack before) as it can cause issues with the flue draw and condensation. Hope that helps!

Posted by Tyler Forman Dec. 11, 2021, 5:08 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

Do you have a diagram showing effect of winds on the pressure inside the house?

If the wind is from the south, where and how are positive pressures created in the home? Unfortunately we don’t have any diagrams to clearly depict the effects...

Posted by Bryan Bargen June 8, 2018, 5:20 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

How do you fix ice dams and crawl space insulation in historic homes?

...chimney but left the pipe between the heated crawl space and the attic. The style of roof and what the area directly under it is used for is the most importan...

Posted by Faith K Feb. 26, 2021, 1:43 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...chimney section that passes through the roof will constitute one of the weaker points in your envelope, but it will not amount to catastrophic heat loss or air-...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...chimney, bathroom vent, etc) all serve to relieve some of that pressure. Stripping the house from the outside will also give me a good look at what the last 30 ...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...chimney. Also as I’m sure you know, opening the door slowly, as little as possible and for as short a time as possible will help. And how is your wood stove f...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

Wood Burning Stove - Do We Need A Cold Air Vent to Safely Operate?

...chimney, continuous air movement is required up through the flue, this cannot be achieved if there is no source of air. Flue pipes also need to be installed wit...

Posted by Regina Vigil Feb. 15, 2021, 3:11 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses