Purchased a rental home with a fireplace. There was a piece of steel
closing off the chimney. I removed the piece of steel and discovered
that there is no throat damper. Could I just install a top damper on
the top of the chimney? Do I need the throat damper?
Thanks for any advice
Also for Pat (missed first message, sorry) have it inspected before use. A
missing damper is one of the signs of a water damaged fireplace (rusted out)
so it *may* not be safe to use. If the folks who rented the place don't
know much other than 'looks like a fireplace' they may not know better.
It's probably ok, but you do not want to catch fire and have to evacuate and
lose all your stuff.
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