I had a neighbor of mine ask myself and others how to stop smoking.
I thought she was talking about her use of cigarettes.
I told her she should quit slowly unless she wanted to end up going through withdrawal. She looked at myself and others prefer I had several heads, plus I stared right back. I felt defensive, plus I rudely told her that if she didn’t want the answer, she shouldn’t have asked the question. Then my neighbor laughed plus told myself and others she had quit smoking cigarettes over a year ago, plus I hadn’t even noticed. She was asking how to stop the fireplace from smoking. Every time she lit a fire in the hearth, she had nearly as much smoke coming into the house as was going up the chimney. I told her that she absolutely had a clogged chimney or a broken flue. She wanted to know if I should call a chimney sweep or the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C business. I wasn’t sure if they had a department in the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C business that dealt with fireplaces. I thought her best bet would be to call someone who dealt strictly with fireplaces. I knew that gas fireplaces were often sold through the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C business, but not actual stone plus hearth fireplaces. She called the local fireplace business plus asked them to come out plus look at the fireplace. It took a couple of days for the inspection to be done. She ended up needing a modern flue plus a modern chimney, which made it too high-priced to repair. She had the chimney cemented shut plus put an electric fireplace insert into the hearth.