A flue is the channel in which channels the smoke and can dissipate through an opening in the roof. When you enjoy a fire in your home, you must have an open fireplace to allow carbon monoxide exhaust.
The damper, which is a couple of doors of steel joined by hinges, controls the opening and closing the flue. To prevent heat in the hearth from escaping, cut off the shock absorber to close the tube when the fire is completely extinguished.
- Take the throttle lever, which is generally made of iron or heavy steel and extends down from inside the chimney.
- Move the lever forward and push up to raise the door hatch and open the flue.
- Pull the lever so that the regulator doors are open. Look towards the fireplace to see the serrated teeth above the doors that fit into the groove of the handle.
- Light up and enjoy a campfire in your home.
- Take the regulator handle when the fire has completely turned off and the home is cool and push up and in to release the doors of the serrated teeth of the fireplace. Pull the handle down to close the pipe and prevent heat from being lost through the chimney.
Tips & Warnings
- Always check that the chimney is open and clear before making a fire.