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Mid 80's LOPI Wood Insert Top Slide Damper

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Keistey5105, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Keistey5105

    Keistey5105 New Member

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    I'm preparing to install a flexible chimney liner. At the top of the insert is a slide damper that operates over an 8" outlet which works very well. As many will know, connecting an adapter to this style for use with a flexible chimney liner is neither clear nor easily accomplished. The question for the wood insert veterans, can I remove the factory slide damper in an effort to utilize an 8" adapter that will easily drop into the 8" outlet making the connection clean and easy? Obviously I would lose my top damper entirely only leaving me with my two front slide draft dampers for overall fire control. Please help.

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  2. robertk

    robertk New Member

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    why not just put a notch in the adapter. I did it and it works ok, no smoke or ash leakage.

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