I asked in the old thread a few days ago, but nobody saw it so I'm
reposting this question.
Why would anyone C clamp open all the fireplace flues?
When I tried to open the flue before lighting the fire, I noticed that
the handle to open and close the flue didn't move. It was stuck in place.
I didn't realize there was a special C clamp on the flue plate until
I went to the other fireplace, which looks like it has never been used.
There, I saw the same strange C clamp only without the black soot:
Why would anyone C clamp all the fireplace flues open?
Should I just remove the clamps?