Asked by: Alfonzo Serradiohome and garden indoor environmental quality
What does a stove pipe damper do?
Last Updated: 24th May, 2020
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Herein, do you need a damper in 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.
Beside above, is it safe to sleep in a room with a wood burning stove? You won't need to buy, chop, or carry wood to burn in the fireplace. Also, there is no danger of burning logs, sparks, embers, or smoke. In addition, the fire can be killed quickly if you want to go to sleep. However, gas fireplaces still run the risk of producing carbon monoxide, since you are burning gas.
Beside above, how far should stove be from damper?
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.
Can you run stove pipe horizontal?
The pipe should be as straight and short as possible, with sections properly secured. The horizontal portion of the pipe should rise not less than one-quarter inch to the linear foot, to insure a good draft. You should not pass a stove pipe through a combustible wall for a hook-up with a chimney flue.