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removal of fireplace damper to install stove pipe for insert?

Posted by mssparky (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 14, 07 at 23:44

I have a used HP40 Earthstove that I am atempting to install in my fireplace. The stovepipe is abt 4.5" in diameter, and will not fit past the damper in the fireplace.

How can I remove the damper? There would then be enough clearance to run the stove pipe, I think.

Do I just cut it out? If I did, could a replacement damper be put in later if desired?

Help! I'm freezing, and need to get this stove going!

Am low income, have skills, time, but no money to install.


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RE: removal of fireplace damper to install stove pipe for insert?

If you want to keep the option to use the fireplace later then you can just remove the damper. They're usually held together with a cotter pin to the damper handle. But, fireplaces have big flues. If you try to put a 4.5 inch pipe into a 12x12 chimney you are asking for trouble. You'll want to re-line the chimney and then put a metal block-off plate either over the stove or at the damper.


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