While I am addressing this to "all" , specifically, I am looking for Dinosaur.
I recall a thread , or mention of stove pipe "flippers" that curtail the volume of heat/gases/smoke..that are typically installed in metal single wall stovepipe ..herafter known as SP.
I believe Dinosaur said they are not ( insert something here) needed or wanted, that all the flue gases are "set" by the air intake and not having a pipe damper is a GOOD thing.
I am borderline on a disagreement, but want to level the field here a bit..
I am in KY, (USA) and have a very simple, not high efficiency, stove kit from a 55 gal drum ( oh, how the eye's will roll), and a plethora of well seasoned hardwoods..ok?
This stove, (of which is my second generation or so) has a built in collar for a 6" flapper..came with it BTW. I use that to slow the burn ( in coordinance with the air intake vents) for "banking" purposes...and if in the event of a "runaway fire" or over heating, I can basically leave more smoke in the burn chamber, and cut off the new air by closing the intake ports.
My question is for those of us who have some of the newer, (or older) stoves is..do y'all ever use a pipedamper in the SP? Or just leave it at full throttle?
My experiance ( thanks david Thomas in AlasKa) in 20 (very) Odd yrs of burning wood is that the pipe damper is vital..I may be wrong.
What do the experts of wood combustion have to say?
Dinosaur, if I misquoted you..I apologive in advance, it just seems a recent thread brought this up..comere an shoot me..but bring some of tha CAnadien wood tha YOU burn 15 cords of..LOL
Any heads out there. that wanna relate?
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