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Why did my chimney crown crack?

Why did my chimney crown crack?

One reason your chimney crown may have cracked is related to thermal expansion. When your fireplace is active it heats up your flue tile causing it to expand slightly in both the horizontal and vertical directions. With no expansion joint, your flue tile will push...
Chimney Draft Problems Demonstrated

Chimney Draft Problems Demonstrated

Does your fireplace or stove send smoke inside your home instead of up the chimney? You could have a draft issue aka a negative pressure issue. Jeremy from Chimney Works & Rocky Mountain Stoves demonstrates this issue by opening a door to adjust the...
Are Wood Stoves Safe?

Are Wood Stoves Safe?

Perhaps the question is not “Are wood stoves safe?” but rather “Are properly installed and maintained wood stoves safe?” There is nothing like the warmth and ambiance that a wood fire creates.  It is no wonder some YouTube videos that simulate...
Five Ways To Stop A Cold Downdraft In Your Fireplace

Five Ways To Stop A Cold Downdraft In Your Fireplace

This time of year we get a lot of calls regarding cold air coming into homes from the fireplace. Before we talk about solutions to this very common problem, its important to understand why this happens Pressure A home has a way of breathing where hot air rises and...

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