I’ve written about this before but I’m sill looking to see if there are any other solutions.
I have an issue with smoke and a neighbor who lives downwind. At certain times during the burn there is a lot of smoke. Not when it’s blazing but when it’s starting and when the flames have burned down and I’m letting it go to embers before adding, and just after, more wood. I have installed a 4’ chimney and the problem is not so much the smoke coming out of that, but the smoke that comes out the door. Open or partially closed it just comes out.
My neighbor and I are not adversarial. I have been in their yard when it’s burning and the smoke is unpleasant. I end up having to make arrangements to use it when they’re not at home. That’s just inconvenient.
My wood is seasoned and I check it with a moisture meter. It really doesn’t matter where the wood is burning, back front or middle, some always comes out the front.
Just wondering if I am doing something wrong or if there are any other suggestions I can try to address the issue.
And yes, as everyone I speaks to suggests, I have offered pizza, but unfortunately, that doesn’t hack it.