Insulating the chimney area

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Old 12-16-05, 05:05 AM
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Insulating the chimney area

The fireplace doesn't have a cap so it gets a bit damp (next project) and we don't use it. Should I jam some insulation in the damper. Am I losing a lot of heat? The damper is somewhat damaged, not closing tight. What should I do for insulation.

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Old 12-19-05, 03:50 PM
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What about a top-sealing damper for the chimney. This may solve your moisture issues and heat loss issues.

You can open the damper and stuff in some insulation, but it will lose it's insulative qualities if it gets wet. Thus, you may want to place the insulation inside plastic bag(s).
 
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Old 12-20-05, 04:44 AM
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Where can I purchase I top sealing damper? And, can I install it?

Thanks for the info.

Just found this helpful website...http://www.homesaver.com/content/lye...hole_story.htm

My chimney doesn't have a liner that sticks out from the top. How or what type of liner should I look for? I have seen some that just sit on top but how are they secured to the chimney?
 

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