Schrader Fireplace Stupid Question

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lilith72

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Nov 4, 2016
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Colorado
Hi there, I'm new to the whole wood stove thing. I'm used to having a handle of some sort to pull down to open/close the flue. I have a fireplace like this one with the pipe coming out the top of it to the ceiling. This is a totally stupid question but where do I open and close the flue on this? There is nothing on the exterior anywhere. Sorry to be so dim, but I figured this is the place to ask after I ran my hand up inside where the stove met the pipe and didn't feel anything. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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How is this stove installed, in a fireplace or freestanding? If freestanding it's typical to see a pipe damper a little bit above the flue collar on the stove. In a fireplace though this is not typical as there normally isn't room to safely reach in and adjust it.
 
How is this stove installed, in a fireplace or freestanding? If freestanding it's typical to see a pipe damper a little bit above the flue collar on the stove. In a fireplace though this is not typical as there normally isn't room to safely reach in and adjust it.
It's free standing. I stuck my hand up where I thought the flue collar was but couldn't feel anything sticking out to turn or flip.
 
Add a butterfly damper about a foot above the flue collar in the flue pipe. Leave it open when starting the fire and reloading.
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