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  • Writer's pictureMichael Proto


A damper is a device for controlling the flow of air or smoke in a chimney or woodstove. In its most common form, plate located in the fireplace or stove pipe with a control handle. For some stove there is an additional air control damper located on the exterior of the stove.

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