Fireplace flue damper

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Old 01-09-19, 10:14 AM
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Fireplace flue damper

I have a fireplace that I have not used but am remodeling and hope to. I have noticed that the flue damper was removed at some point. I am wondering if there is any fire safety aspect to be concerned about considering there is no damper installed?

I would install a damper on the top of the flue at some point.
 
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Old 01-09-19, 10:22 AM
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If you're going to install a sealed insert..... you don't need a damper. If you're going to use that fireplace to burn wood in..... you need the damper to keep all your heated air from being sucked out when the fireplace is not in use.
 
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Old 01-09-19, 10:43 AM
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As I said I am going to install a damper at top of flue. My concern right now is it safe to burn with the firebox open to the chimney?


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Old 01-09-19, 10:47 AM
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A damper is a way to cut off the airflow quickly in the event of a chimney fire. Make sure your chimney is clean.

So your plan is to install a remote damper at the top that uses the chains.
 
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Old 01-09-19, 11:51 AM
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Yes. I got a little concerned when I looked in the fireplace and saw that the fire brick ends and then is open to the chimney.
 
 

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