Do I need to install a damper

Do I need to install a damper

PostBy: cf1 On: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:56 pm

im going to install a hitzer 503 insert, do I need the barometric damper?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
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Re: Do I need to install a damper

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:04 pm

cf1 wrote:im going to install a hitzer 503 insert, do I need the barometric damper?


I had one on my original stove & installation but removed it years ago as I didn't see any benefit, in my case.
That being said, I think most members here will advise in favor of one.
If this is your first stove/installation, for the very little money they cost I would probably recommend one, but see what others have to say.

(LOL...How's that for a definite maybe??) :lol: :lol:
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Re: Do I need to install a damper

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:14 pm

No place to locate a barometric damper if it is installed in a former fireplace.
The new 503 inserts have a built in damper. See my thread Hitzer 503 Arrives
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Re: Do I need to install a damper

PostBy: cf1 On: Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:15 pm

Ok now I understand, How about the flu pipe itself, you going to use stainless flex pipe? I dont thing theres any room to screw it down.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
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Re: Do I need to install a damper

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:41 pm

Plenty of room if you meet the dimensions for minimum size firebox from Hitzer's web site.
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