Anatomy of Your Chimney

Sometimes, you will hear us talk about top mounted dampers and throat dampers. Here are two diagrams that illustrate the differences between the two types of dampers.

A throat damper is located just above the firebox, and is controlled by a lever in the firebox. Below, you will find a diagram of a chimney with a throat damper.

Throat Damper - Asheville NC - Environmental Chimney

This next diagram shows the anatomy of a chimney with a top mount damper. Top mounted dampers are located at the top of the chimney flue, and are controlled with a chain in the firebox.

Top Mount Damper - Asheville NC - Environmental Chimney

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