A good draft means an efficient fireplace with no backup of smoke, but how do you know whether you have a good draft? Try Smoke Test Matches. The box of 12 matches is well worth the price when you consider that your heat source may be nothing more than smoke up the chimney. Each match will burn for about 60 seconds and produce up to 30 seconds of smoke. Simply place them in the chimney to test its draft potential; based on the results, you will know what to do next to get a better draft up your chimney, be it a good cleaning or a wider damper opening.
- Smoke Test Pellets
- Burn for 60 seconds