DePippo79 wrote:Second time I've seen someone curious about the damper in a old fireplace. As far as I know thier the original dampers. All three of my original untouched fireplaces have the slide dampers. Circa 1880. Keeps a little more of the heat in the room. Hah. You can either flip the whole assembly up or slide it sideways. To remove you just flip it up and remove it from the locating tabs. Although you might have to remove the whole assembly and some bricks to get a liner through the fireplace throat. Matt
You don't need the liner to go through the fireplace throat so much as you need to get your stove pipe up through the throat of that damper (and that damper looks awfully narrow
), having a strait shot up certainly helps this cause, imagine having to get through a damper opening like that and then curve over >>>> and then up^^^^
Open that damper and see if a 6" stove pipe can get through it nice (I wouldn't mind a lil' bending of it as long as it can get up into the chimney at least 3-4 feet), ideally that pipe would make it into a nice 8" terra cotta liner
(mainly because of the C0 fears of an unlined chimney).