Mid 80's LOPI Wood Insert Top Slide Damper

Keistey5105 Posted By Keistey5105, Sep 9, 2012 at 5:39 AM

  1. Keistey5105

    New Member

    Sep 8, 2012
    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.
  2. robertk

    New Member

    Oct 15, 2012
    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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