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Smoke Test on Flue
Carrying out a smoke test on your chimney is basically very simple. A smoke pellet is burned in the fire opening. Smoke should emerge from the correct terminal only your chimney pot.

6. smoke test



This is a good indication that your flue is sound.

While the smoke pellets which are deliberately strong smelling while burning, you should check all of the rooms that the flue passes through, including the attic space. There should be no leakage into any of the rooms above or below where the fire is to be fitted.

5. brush out of pot

However, to be completely sure that there is no blockage run a set of flue brushes up the chimney. The added peace of mind for seeing the bristles of a chimney brushes appearing out of the top of a chimney pot is priceless!

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We hope you find this information both helpful and educational with regard to fireplaces and chimneys.
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