Lucy Guss wrote: Is your exhaust pipe run completely up the chimney or just the 12+ inches higher than the barrel?
My chimney is a metal chimney due to the nature of the fireplace. Any thoughts on the degree of heat/creosote coming from the exhaust as problematic for this?
I do not see a mantle in your photos. Any thoughts on how hot the tile behind the unit is getting? Though the hearth itself is brick, the facing on it is some funky faux brick with a mantle above.
Feng Nie wrote: When the fire die down say when you want to clean the ash out, do you have a lot of smoke coming from the wood feed??