I finally decided on the Jotul C550 Rockland after having an installer come out and verify that it will meet code by only raising the mantel one and half inches. I have also read through just about all the threads which really helped to make my choice, but still have a few questions. Does the air control lever of the Jotul also control the damper? The Lopi Declaration insert for example has two independent controls; air and damper control. Not sure if the damper just remains open on the Jotul or the air control lever also controls it. Secondly, I don’t want the electrical cord visible so the installer recommended having an electrician come out and place an outlet within the fireplace. Should not be a big job, but just concerned if it is safe and to code.