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TOPIC: Chimney Balloon

Chimney Balloon 12 years 9 months ago #8963

There is an article in Home Energy magazine on Chimney Balloons. www.chimneyballoon.us/chimneyballoon.html

I have a wood burning fireplace with an insert. I have a top of chimney damper and the typical damper. I keep my fireplace cleaned every year. I get downdraft and odors depending on the condition. The ballooon claims to save heat & stop drafts.

For $50 I am willing to give it a shot.

Have any of you ever heard or seen this product? What do you think?

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Re: Chimney Balloon 12 years 9 months ago #8964

There is an article in Home Energy magazine on Chimney Balloons. www.chimneyballoon.us/chimneyballoon.html

I have a wood burning fireplace with an insert. I have a top of chimney damper and the typical damper. I keep my fireplace cleaned every year. I get downdraft and odors depending on the condition. The ballooon claims to save heat & stop drafts.

For $50 I am willing to give it a shot.

Have any of you ever heard or seen this product? What do you think?


Hi. David,

I watched the clip and have a hard time understanding how you are supposed to fish that balloon up through the fire damper and up above the smoke chamber of a properly built fireplace.
Maybe I am missing something.

I would direct my fifty bucks towards a fireplace insert if my fireplace were built like the video.
Just my opinion.



Marcel  :)[/color]

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Re: Chimney Balloon 12 years 9 months ago #8966

Nice illustration Marcel were did you obtain it from?

It was tested with a blower door occurding to Energy Magazine and there website. I am willing to try it out. Nothing else has worked. The Chimney Balloon site had a question forum that I posted on. The guy had a tip on using white vinegar in a plastic bowl to nuetralize the odors.

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Re: Chimney Balloon 12 years 9 months ago #8968

Took me awhile to find it David, but finally it was here;

images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_a...smoke+chamber&sz=all

I usually have a mental picture of things, but hard to find sometimes.

I have a fireplace and plan on an insert next year to help save on oil heat.
My fireplace smokes up the house and used it once in twenty years.
Was built wrong from the inset.
I stuffed it with insulation and close the doors.  ;D

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Re: Chimney Balloon 12 years 9 months ago #8970

Thanks. 1 Karma for the pic. You will surpass Dom with Karma in no time.

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Re: Chimney Balloon 12 years 9 months ago #8974

Now that would be funny.  ;) :)

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