Old model insert/New house full of smoke!!

gaftooNovember 28, 2008

I'm anewbie at inserts. Just bought an older model "slide it in and light it". I have no idea what I'm doing!! Yeah, I admit it. I need help. Can anyone help me to get this thing under control, or do I just need to accept defeat and cut my losses. Help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you.

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You have done what is called a "slam install"..

Good plan if you don`t care about the safety of yourself or your family.

You need a stainless steel liner from top to bottom.

And don`t expect a lot of heat from that old smoke dragon, specially if you are burning green wood.

If you are going to heat with wood, then do it right!! Or don`t do it at all!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 11:22PM
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I think you got exactly what you paid for. And old smoke dragon that should have been scrapped in the 90s. Today's inserts are a lot more sophisticated than those old units. Yes, you need a 6 inch s/s liner the complete length of your chimney. You have no draft which is why you have smoke in the house. And I agree, you have put yourself and your family at risk by trying to save a few bucks. Tear that thing out, scrap it, and have a modern unit professionally installed. You will then have years of enjoyment from a unit that was done right.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2008 at 7:28AM
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