Barometric dampers stabilize flue draft by drawing "room air" into the flue.
Why do this?
Too much draft causes erratic burning and wasted fuel. A stable draft provides stable heat and efficient fuel consumption.
It operates automatically. A flap swings open wider as draft increases, thereby letting in more air. And as draft reduces, the flap closes to reduce air. This model is high-quality and packed individually, each with its own tee included. The 5" and 6" dampers are 24-gauge; and the 8" damper is 20-gauge.
Even on airtight stoves, many people desire "old fashioned" cast-iron stove pipe dampers which are located in the flue pipe. These have one piece spring handles for convenient adjusting.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 12 May, 2008.