fireplace damper

fireplace damper

A pivoted metal plate, set just above the throat in a chimney, that controls the draft, 1 (i.e., the flow of air and gaseous products) through a fireplace and up the chimney; may be used to close off the chimney when the fireplace is not in use.
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The All Season Control Cover, chimney top masonry fireplace damper system is the primary product manufactured by Benson Energy.
Seal all holes, cracks, and gaps where air can escape, and keep your fireplace damper closed when not in use.
An open fireplace damper, for example, may let 8 percent of heating costs go up the chimney.
Close the fireplace damper when the fireplace isn't in use.
The flue may be too small for the stove, may be clogged or the fireplace damper half-shut.
Open the fireplace damper completely before lighting afire, and keep it open until the ashes cool themselves down.
The recommendation then changed to putting the plate above the fireplace damper and running the pipe to that.
If you have a fireplace, keep the fireplace damper closed tightly when not in use.
Shut and fasten all your windows and doors tightly, and close the fireplace damper if you have one.
Be sure that your fireplace damper is shut and sealed in the summer months to avoid losing cool air through the chimney.
No one knows the chimney at our house better than the squirrel who set up housekeeping on top of the fireplace damper.
Check to see that your fireplace damper is closed tightly to hold cool air in when the fireplace is not in use.