We have a small wood burning fireplace. There is a small push/pull
lever near the base of the fireplace which seems to open a small door
on the outside wall of the house to let air into the fireplace.
We also have an electrical switch near the fireplace which appears to
activate...nothing! We can't find an outlet or light anywhere in the
room that is operated by the switch.
Here's my question:
Is this switch is supposed to operate some kind of blower for the
fireplace to help with the heat exchanger? Maybe it's not working or
was never installed?
Are heat exchangers supposed to be purely mechanical devices, or do some
have a blower involved? Our fireplace has vents on the top that look
like they are supposed to blow air out, but they never blow anything...
Thanks for any ideas!