Smoke / Discussions

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

...smoke. We use a wood stove for winter heat. Just the small amount of smoke from opening the stove door causes throat irritation. The stove itself does not leak....

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

...smoke in the house. I suspect a return of air through the furnace chimney, does this make sense and what should I do? Hi, first a couple of questions back to yo...

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

Are air purifiers a good option for keeping my apartment air cleaner?

...smoke, I just think its the whole building (3 stories, 6 units and the hallway smells the same). I'm wondering if air purifiers really do work, thanks for any a...

Posted by Chris George Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

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

...smoke. At the best of times, you will be feeding the fire with heated indoor air which will then activate every tiny leak in your building envelope drawing in c...

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

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...smoke up your wazoo if I told you I had an accurate price :) Thanks for all this info! Seems like the system is effective and it may just come down to a cost...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

Can you put a fireplace in a hyper sealed plastic wrapped A rated home?

I want to build a rocket stove, thermal mass couch in my new passive solar home. if I have A hyper sealed, plastic wrapped A rated home and a fireplace or even...

Posted by Kerry Forides Sept. 24, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses