Manufactured fireplace - What's this thing?

shoop

New Member
May 28, 2020
5
Fairfield, CA
Hi,

I have a manufactured fireplace (Superior) and between the damper and log set there's this metal finned baffle or maybe heat shield like thing. I was wondering if someone could tell me what this thing is and it's purpose?

Thank you!

Randy
 

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begreen

Mooderator
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Nov 18, 2005
82,668
South Puget Sound, WA
Gas fireplace? Looks like a turbulator of sorts.
 

shoop

New Member
May 28, 2020
5
Fairfield, CA
One more image. Could it be for heat retention? I'm thinking about crafting an insulated cover with safety hanging chain for the leaky damper and I was thinking about moving or altering it so I can more easily mount the cover.

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DAKSY

Patriot Guard Rider Moderator
Staff member
It may be an air flow restrictor to prevent turbulence around the pilot hood.
Too much unchecked airflow can agitate the pilot flame & move it off the
thermocouple, & shut the gas flow off.
 
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