Asked by: Cherryl Barreales
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How far should stove be from damper?

Last Updated: 28th April, 2020

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Your stove pipe will melt before the damper. Put it one full radius away from the stove, with a little extra space (ie, 6" damper, put the center 4" from the stove) As a prior poster mentioned, you will need to access this damper frequently to control the fire. Rule of thumb is more draft, more air, and more fire.

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Similarly one may ask, how far from wood stove should damper be?

A damper is usually located approximately 12 to 18 inches from the stove, prior to the spot where the pipe exits into a chimney, if present. The damper retains heat that escapes up the chimney or flue. It allows this heat to dissipate into the area being heated by the woodstove.

Additionally, what is the purpose of a damper on a wood stove? Adjusting the damper controls the amount of air that passes through the firebox. By regulating airflow, a damper affords some control over how quickly a fire burns. It also helps to contain heat loss through the chimney, so that heat is retained for the living space. A damper helps direct heat and smoke properly.

In respect to this, should I put a damper in my stove pipe?

Modern stoves usually do not need a damper. the air flow through the stove.It will also slow down the heat loss out of the flue. If closed down too much it will build creosote in the stack.

Can you leave a wood burning stove on overnight?

First of all, and most importantly, you need to make sure that leaving your stove on overnight is safe and does not pose a fire risk. A Wood Burner is far harder to keep going all night as wood burns quicker than Coal. Allow enough air to enter the stove until the smoke stops and the fire is up to temperature.

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Natalija Renteria

Professional

Do you need a barometric damper on a wood stove?

A barometric damper should never be installed on a wood stove. It will allow cool air into the flue, both slowing flue gases and increasing the likelihood of the smoke condensing and forming creosote. A barometric damper will also cause very rapid feeding of a chimney fire if one were to start.

Edilio Reuvers

Professional

How do you keep a wood stove burning all night?

How To Keep a Wood Stove Burning All Night
  1. Rake the charcoal towards the front of the wood stove.
  2. Place five to seven large logs in a tight formation behind the coals.
  3. Shut the door and enjoy.

Denia Bonanno

Explainer

How do I increase the burn time on my wood stove?

Once a coal base is established, add larger logs to increase the burn time. Large, unsplit logs burn the longest. Adding too much wood to the stove at one time, however, can increase the burn speed. A small, hot fire will burn longer than a large, roaring one.

Lhou Matzevich

Explainer

Can you leave the door open on a wood burning stove?

Wood burning stoves are not designed to be used with the door open. You can use a wood burning stove with the door open but doing so will lose the control of the air flow into the stove, making it operate less efficiently and sending more heat up the chimney rather than out into the room.

Miguelangel Gobbo

Pundit

How high should a wood burning flue?

The minimum chimney height recommended for minimum performance of wood burning and multi fuel appliances is 4.5 m from the top of the appliance to the top of the chimney. It is best to position the chimney, so that it goes straight up as near to the roof ridge as possible.

Khrystyna Geerkes

Pundit

How do you install a damper?

Open up the duct work, and drill two holes on opposite edges of the tube. These holes should line up with the pre-drilled holes on the damper. Remove the fasteners from the damper, connect it to the duct through these holes and into the drilled holes, and tighten. Then, seal both sides with duct tape.

Abrahim Burgdorff

Pundit

Do I need a flue damper?

Flue dampers are required on double door stoves when burned with doors open and screen in place. The damper then becomes your only control to slow the fire. It's good to have one on any stove in case while loading you get a log stuck and can't shut the door right away while you fight it.

Sanjuana Wurschmidt

Pundit

How much stove pipe do I need?

Determine the number of Chimney Pipe lengths required.
The chimney must extend at least 3 feet above the highest point where it passes through the roof, and be at least 2 foot higher than any part of the building within a horizontal distance of 10 feet (Figure 2). The termination cap is installed above this point.

Suad Olalde

Teacher

How do you cut a stove pipe straight?

If single wall, the pipe can usually be opened up and laid flat for a clean cut with straight shears (yellow handle or big straight shears). If the pipe is round you need to use both the red and green shears to cut a strip out of the pipe.

Adrienne Dodds

Teacher

How does a flue damper work?

A flue damper is a cast iron or steel plate on a spindle fitted inside a flue system (usually in the first length of vitreous enamel flue pipe) which can be rotated by a small handle outside the flue pipe to reduce the adverse affects of a strong flue up-draught or 'pull'.

Paraschiva Leorpe

Reviewer

How do you run a wood stove pipe through a wall?

Cutting the Holes
  1. Position the stove so the back is at least 16 inches from an outside wall.
  2. Attach the 90-degree elbow temporarily onto one end of the long section of chimney pipe.
  3. Locate and mark a stud in the wall at each side of the mark, using a stud finder.
  4. Cut the outline in wood paneling, using a jigsaw.

Maylen Garro

Reviewer

How do you hook up stove pipe?

Putting Together a Stove Pipe Seam
  1. Set a length of stove pipe flat on the floor with the two open ends of the center seam facing away from the floor.
  2. Push the two sides of the seam together.
  3. Push down and in on both sides of the stove pipe seam until you hear a loud snap.

Boguslawa Aberturas

Reviewer

Can I use my fireplace without a damper?

There is usually a damper built right into the insert. Occasionally there is a throat butterfly damper as well but that is mostly with free standing stoves not inserts. So lets assume when you remove your insert you will have no damper. The Good News: You can put a Chimney Balloon in the flue without a damper.

Jared Orriols

Reviewer

Why does my wood stove have two dampers?

When the smoke becomes darker or more noticeable, open the damper slightly until it clears again. On modern stoves with two front dampers, make the initial adjustments to the lower damper only to control airflow to the fuel supply. Adjusting the upper damper affects the efficiency, not the rate of fuel combustion.

Celma Juzva

Supporter

What is the difference between a coal stove and a wood stove?

The major difference between the two is the addition of a 'shaker grate' in the bottom of the stove along with a clean out door underneath it. Wood does not care where it gets it's air from. It will burn with a draft from the top of the fire. We get about 80% of our winter heat from a small coal stove in the basement.

Dores Furstenhaupt

Supporter

Should fireplace damper be open all the way?

The damper should always be fully open before lighting a fire and when the fireplace is in use. Close it when it's not it use. The damper should be kept open until all embers are finished burning to prevent smoke from escaping into the home. When the fireplace is not in use, the damper should always be closed.

Fabien Jacobson

Supporter

Is a damper and flue the same thing?

The flue is simply the open middle of the chimney that the smoke goes up. Dampers are sometimes miss-called flues or flutes, but they are something entirely different than the flue. A damper is intended to shut off- either fully or partially- the chimney flue.

Kalilou Munsky

Beginner

Why does my wood stove go out when I close the door?

This can occur due to several factors: The fire was not burning hot enough to produce the draft needed to pull the air into the fireplace. Feed more dry wood kindling before closing down the stove. Open the air shutter all the way to get the fire burning briskly before shutting it down.

Zuleja Olioso

Beginner

Where should the damper on my wood stove?

Each stove has some type of damper, a metal disc inserted inside a bypass duct or stovepipe exiting the stove. A damper is usually located approximately 12 to 18 inches from the stove, prior to the spot where the pipe exits into a chimney, if present. The damper retains heat that escapes up the chimney or flue.