Chimney Parts

Old 02-19-06, 03:33 PM
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Chimney Parts

OK, I have a problem, but before I can address that problem I have another problem.

I don't know the names of chumney parts so I will do my best to explain. With my chimney is a knob on the outsode of the mantle, through the brick above the firebox where the wood burns. This knob is, in some way, related to the damper. If I knew the name of this knob I could explain better.

The knob seems like a way to open and close the fireplace damper but the knob is missing some parts (I think) inside the firebox where it connects to the damper. If I look up to the top of the firebox I can see a handle there I can use to open and close the damper but would like to get this other knob working because I think it will open and close the damper from the outside of the fireplace.

Anyone have any idea of what I am talking about?

Old 02-20-06, 10:59 AM
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What you describe is exactly like my fireplace. That knob is indeed for operating the damper. If it doesn't, something is broken or has come loose. When I moved in, mine didn't work either. The company I hired to clean and inspect the chimney fixed it for me.

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