Question by  wallaby78 (2293)

Are wood stoves smokey?


Answer by  onecrore (196)

Burning wood makes smoke, lots of it. But, as long as you have a good ventilation system, there is no reason that smoke will get into your house. The fire heats up the stove itself which radiates the heat to your house, and the smoke is vented outside.


Answer by  lmath629 (402)

Wood stoves don't have to be smokey, but you have to use them right. Crack a window just a little to help create a draft. Don't let the beginning of the fire smolder. Make sure the fire is out when you want it to be.


Answer by  DouglasEarlClore (1236)

Yes, by definition, burning wood in a stove produces a sertain amount of smoke. However: a properly vented stove will take the smoke out of the house. A faint wood smell main remain, but most people find that pleasant.


Answer by  vampire (18)

All wood stoves on occasion will smoke. How much will depend on several things. The weather will affect smoke either through the wind or pressure. The type of wood you are using and how dry it is will factor in, also the damper on your stove.


Answer by  Shafy (65)

it depends how you build your smoke exit system. The smoke pipes should have good suction. The shorter and less turning on the pipes the better for suction. Also you need to have your chimney cleaned every other year for safety.

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