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. With several different options available, find the right one for your home today at the best prices!
I am looking to replace my fireplace damper. My current damper measures 5 inches wide and most of the ones I have found online are 7 inches. Any suggestions? Can I use a 7 inch one or do I need to keep looking for 5-inch?
A 7" damper plate likely wouldn't work because it wouldn't have the properly sized hinges to hang onto your space.
Are there any electric dampers for gas logs designed with shielded wiring harnesses that can be ran through the chimney pipe instead of trying to feed wire through walls, etc?
We are not aware of any product matching this description. If you are installing vented gas logs in a masonry or prefabricated wood burning fireplace, you should remove or affix the damper open and not use any top-sealing damper system of any kind.
I read that a lock top damper should not be used in gas log fireplaces. Why? Is that a requirement or a recommendation?
This is because a damper should never be used with a gas log set, as the house will fill with carbon monoxide if the set is turned on but the damper is accidentally left shut. All vented log sets come with a damper clamp to make sure that any operational damper is left open at all times.
We have a missing damper plate in our fireplace. The actual opening measures 28 and 13/16" x 5 3/4". I assume we'd need something a bit longer on both measures, right? Do you have a replacement plate that might fit?
How do you determine what size damper you need? Can a novice replace the handle?
The damper throat should be sized to the width of the fireplace opening. If the opening is sized between the castings available, it should be sized to the closest casting step. The handle itself is usually simple to replace. Most models simply have a drive pin holding the handle in place, but it differs from design to design.