Removing a fireplace damper is a common part of chimney renovation that homeowners come across. You may need to remove the fireplace damper when you are installing a stainless steel chimney liner. When you are installing a wood stove insert, often times there isn't enough room to pass the liner through the damper.
Clearance to walls and surfaces is an important consideration when choosing and installing heating appliances. While there are many situations to cover when speaking about clearances, in this article we will try to address the ones that are most frequently asked about.
When installing a chimney liner, getting the liner through the damper opening can be something of a challenge. A typical 6" round liner is 6.25" on the outside diameter. Your damper opening is probably in the range of 5". There are generally two ways to get around this problem.
Simply put, convection stoves heat the air, where radiant stoves will heat nearby objects. You'll want to choose a model that is primarily the type that will work best in your situation.