Fireplace Damper Handle
Removing a fireplace damper is a common part of a chimney renovation that homeowners come across. Often times there isn't enough room to pass your stainless steel chimney liner through the damper opening, so you may need to remove the fireplace damper or at least a portion of it, when connecting a wood stove or insert.
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Take a steel brush or a handheld whisk broom and clean the damper and the area around it. This typically requires laying on your back inside of the fireplace which is not comfortable. If the damper is stuck, take a penetrating oil like WD-40 and spray the handle and the hinge where it connects to the damper plate.
Not being able to open your throat damper makes your fireplace unusable. If you light a fire, smoke will flow out of the fireplace into the room, if the damper is closed. It's not unusual to find that the handle that opens and closes the damper is stuck.
Handles for Fireplace Dampers The handles of throat dampers pass through the face of the fireplace and connect to the fireplace damper plate. This position is directly in line with the upward flow of hot exhaust gases.
Fireplace Dampers & Chimney Dampers Often overlooked, chimney dampers & fireplace dampers allow you to close off the chimney flue when the fireplace is not in use. This keeps the heat and air conditioned air from escaping up your chimney. Avoid the inefficiency by using a fireplace chimney damper.