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8" damper location

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Co3Da, Dec 9, 2008.

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  1. Co3Da

    Co3Da New Member

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    Hi, everyone I posted earlier about the 30yr old kodiak, so I did manage to find an 8" damper and my question was where is the best place for the damper, I was hoping to put it on the collar of the stove right where the smoke pipe joins it like the newer ones are, but I do have a heat recalimer on it 15" up and someone had said put it after the reclaimer but he wasnt sure,any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, the reclaimer will heat less, but the stove more...if you locate it under it. If you locate it above it, the reclaimer will do a little more with heat that gets out of the stove.
    All in all, it should not make a big difference. I like to put them about a foot from the stove on old stoves which need more control.
  3. Co3Da

    Co3Da New Member

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    Thanks for the quick response, do you put them a foot for the convience since it needs more control that makes it easier to reach and all?
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