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# 257450 3-Oct-2019 18:36
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We live on a farm near Hastings in Hawke's Bay. We have a wood burner that was installed a few years ago and is relatively new. I'm not sure if it is one of the modern low-emission ones or not. There is no direct exit inside it to the chimney. I don't know how it works.

 

In any case it is working like crap now. It barely draws unless there is already a hot fire burning and when the front is open most of the smoke goes into the house. Small sticks still burn well, but larger pieces just smolder. It used to be much better.

 

I want to get this attended to in the warmer weather when we don't use the heater. I want to have the chimney swept but the heater itself also looked at and maintained if necessary. We never had this kind of problem with the old one. I have looked on-line and found some local companies advertising this kind of service. Is there anything special I should know/watch out for and does anyone have any recommendations?

 

  

 

 





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  # 2329199 3-Oct-2019 18:52
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I hear Oliver is quite good.

 

 

 


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  # 2329208 3-Oct-2019 19:27
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I know a good one in the Wairarapa but I wouldn't think he'd work that far away.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2329209 3-Oct-2019 19:28
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I hear Oliver is quite good.


 




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  # 2329237 3-Oct-2019 20:11
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Geektastic: I know a good one in the Wairarapa but I wouldn't think he'd work that far away.

 

Would appreciate details - live in Masterton. Thanks


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  # 2329243 3-Oct-2019 20:25
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Rikkitic:

We live on a farm near Hastings in Hawke's Bay. We have a wood burner that was installed a few years ago and is relatively new. I'm not sure if it is one of the modern low-emission ones or not. There is no direct exit inside it to the chimney. I don't know how it works.


In any case it is working like crap now. It barely draws unless there is already a hot fire burning and when the front is open most of the smoke goes into the house.>



AFAIK if you are rural and your property is above a minimum size the fire doesn't have to be as low emission as townies have to have.

Usually there is a baffle plate in the top of the fire box that is removable allowing the flue to be cleaned from ground level if required. If your fire was ok but now isn't I suspect the top of the flue could be partially blocked. You could have birds trying to nest in the top hat or if there is a mesh screen at the top it could be sooted up.

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  # 2329246 3-Oct-2019 20:29
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cshwone:

 

Would appreciate details - live in Masterton. Thanks

 

 

Same here :) haven't been able to find one lately...




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  # 2329251 3-Oct-2019 20:48
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Bung:

AFAIK if you are rural and your property is above a minimum size the fire doesn't have to be as low emission as townies have to have.

Usually there is a baffle plate in the top of the fire box that is removable allowing the flue to be cleaned from ground level if required. If your fire was ok but now isn't I suspect the top of the flue could be partially blocked. You could have birds trying to nest in the top hat or if there is a mesh screen at the top it could be sooted up.

 

Thanks for the details. That is useful.

 

 





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