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Our knowledge base offers advice, help and answers to those commonly asked questions such as 'How do I install a wood burning stove?' or 'What's the difference between a wood burner and a multifuel stove?' as well as offering useful tips on using a stove and stove maintenance.

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Knowledge Base Flues & Chimneys

Do I Need a Flue Damper?

If you experience a seeming lack of heat from your stove, it is possible that your flue system is producing too much updraught and is effectively sucking the heat up the chimney. One way to identify this is to attach a flue thermometer (Product code GC1000) to the flue pipe approximately 200mm from the top of the stove for best results

If your thermometer displays temperatures of above 880C. This would indicate that you have too much draught in your chimney or your chimney may be blocked.

By fitting a flue damper you can restrict the flow of exhaust gasses from the stove, resulting in more heat entering the room. Many manufacturers now offer flue dampers as accessories for their stoves, which you can purchase with a stove, however we stock a range of generic aftermarket dampers suitable for fitting to most single walled pipes. If you have a twin walled insulated system coming off your stove please contact us for advice on a suitable solution.