What Causes Chimney Downdrafts?

Answer Chimneys use the natural phenomenon of hot air rising to create a draft. This column of warm air in the chimney pulls the exhaust gases away from the stove, furnace, fireplace or appliance and out ... Read More »

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What Stage of a Thunderstorm Only Has Downdrafts?

The dissipating stage of a thunderstorm only has downdrafts. To explain why this occurs, it's important to understand the three stages of a thunderstorm life cycle: developing, mature and dissipating.

Middle School Science Projects About Tornado Downdrafts?

Tornado downdrafts are frightening. These forces leave utter destruction in their wake, but they seem to leave the public fascinated and wanting to learn more. Witness all those documentaries on ca... Read More »

Why Does My Chimney Ice Up?

The chimney serves as a vent for the furnace, fireplace or other heat source. The gases formed during combustion--typically poisonous gases such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide--naturally ris... Read More »

How do I cap a chimney?

Measure the ChimneyMeasure your chimney with a measuring tape, and order the correct cap for your chimney's size and shape. Wear heavy work gloves to avoid cuts from the metal cap.Outside Mount Chi... Read More »