September 22, 2004 7:00 PM Subscribe
I love having fires in my fireplace. But I hate the fact that it makes my apartment smell like smoke for weeks afterwards. [mi]
posted by SpecialK to Home & Garden (11 answers total)
My fireplace is basically a hole in the wall with a flue and a metal chain curtain. It doesn't have glass doors on it. Since I already melted one brush and lit another on fire trying to sweep hot coals out, I have to close the flue to keep the whole apartment from getting sucked up it, let the coals cool in place and sweep them the next morning... but then my apartment smells like smoke for a week afterwards, which isn't very cool in my opinion.
Short of buying a really expensive air filter, is there some trick I'm missing to making your apartment normal AND enjoying the fireplace?