I can't believe how this solved the problem with 2 fireplaces! We even had a new chimney and dampers put on and there was still some smoke. These smoke guards helped with the wood burning and the fumes from the gas log fireplace. I highly recommend trying it.
Best enhancement to my fireplace ever
I have struggled with smoke bleeding into the room for years. I've had chimney sweeps try to sell me thousand dollar repairs to the smoke chamber, to the brick, to the liner....but I finally had someone say to me that all I needed was a smoke guard. I bought it, installed it in minutes, and have not had ANY smoke in the house since. Couldn't be happier with the result.
I was a little hesitant to purchase this product but after reading all the positive reviews I decided to do so. My problem was intermittent so I have waited several weeks in order to have used the fireplace more than once. To date after multiple uses I have had NO smoking problems...... IT WORKS! I ordered the standard black model and will probably upgrade it to a more finished look.
Wasn't sure how easy it would be to install or if it would work but I watched the video and easy to install and worked great.
Reviewer: Sooner boy
Excellent. Cured problem instantly.
Had small amounts of smoke coming back in. Since install no more smoke. The silicone was little tough but no biggie.
Product did the trick!
The product itself did exactly what I had hoped it would. I didn't dint the installation as simple as I had hoped, but (oddly) because the silicon caulk was a bit difficult to squeeze out of the tube. Other than that, it's simple measurement and tension fitting the piece into place.
I do have some concerns as to the long term viability of the spring and the insulation rectangle that comes with to protect it could've been a lot more substantial. But it did absolutely what I had hoped! I can now have a fire without running around closing doors trying to find the magic combination that improved the draw. I can even have an exterior door open and smell nothing! Record wind today...and not a single wife of smoke in the house.
I didn't have the best experience in ordering. I accidentally ordered a 6", but wanted the 4". They were great when I called and sent me a 4", but they never adjusted the price downward and when it arrived, the box was in terrible shape and the unit bent. They sent me another with little hassle, but didn't expedite it in any way and it took more than 2 weekends (which is when I typically use the fireplace) to finally have a working product. I just had hoped for a better customer service experience.
Did the job it was expected to do. No more back drafts, has improved the draw up the chimney. Opening was to big for the flue size after a flue liner was installed and this minor investment corrected the problem. Easy to install.
Reviewer: 1730's fireplace
This product did the job for our shallow, 1730's fireplace. The metal is not shiny as it appears in the picture, more powder coated, which I prefer. Looks great, high quality and less $ than other products advertised on the web.
I just started renting a home with a beautiful fireplace. However, I quickly realized a problem. Smoke quickly filled the cabin and I couldn't enjoy a nice fire anymore. Well, from researching online, I found the fireplace opening was a bit big in relation to the flew. So I bought this 6 Smoke Guard and on first try - BAM! No More Smoke in the cabin. I kid you not! Didn't want to fork out $50, but I'm glad I did because now I'm enjoying fires nightly!
Pretty easy to install. I would say I had mine in within 30 minutes. And it does the job