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Smoke coming out of 2 chimneys

Discussion in 'Building' started by bloydie, 17 Nov 2012.

  1. bloydie

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    Hi,

    I have recently puchased an old house. I have an old open fireplace. I went outside and noticed I have smoke coming out of both chimneys on the external wall. Now the chimney i expect it to come out of has majority of the smoke 90%. The other chiney belongs to my bedroom which is above the sitting room. It has the fireplace bricked and plastered over.

    Now question is, is it safe if i leave it? I have a feeling that the answer is no and i will have to get it lined. Now if i have carbon monxide alarms etc.. and no smoke is coming into my house, what could happen if i left it?

    thanks,
    Rich
     
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    Smoke is getting from one flue into another; this might be as simple as a brick that's fallen out.

    Apart from CO poisoning, the unused chimney won't be swept but could still accumulate old soot, birds' nests etc and so become a fire hazard.

    Getting a chimney sweep in to look at it sooner rather than later would be wise.
     
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