CoalBurner5 wrote:With my barometric draft shut completely, that should force all the air up the chimney correct?
Not if theres a blockage of some kind. Is there a screen on the cap? Maybe something crawled down it. Racoon family? Birds? Cats? Ash build-up? When is the last time that chimney was looked at?
Which way is the draft moving, at the Baro? Up the chimney, or down the chimney? Put a lit candle or newspaper in your baro to quickly check .
Or better yet, buy a Manometer, which will tell you how STRONG the draft is.
Blockage is a main suspect.