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I would like to install a wood burning fireplace insert. Most of the units seem to have a 6" diameter flue. The damper on my fireplace is only 5" wide x 28" long. The chimney is wide enough for a 6" liner. Is there any way of adapting the insert to fit t
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 03:26 PM

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Most of our inserts do indeed have a 6" flue. The flexible liner is a good choice for venting our inserts. Especially, as you'll be venting through an existing chimney. We'd first recommend attempting to remove your damper plate, if possible, to gain the required width for this liner. If this is not an option and you have to work around the damper, then it is possible for you to alter the shape of the liner just enough to allow it to pass past the damper. Obviously you do not want to crimp the liner or alter its shape so much that it chokes the flow of your flue gasses, however you often can ovalize it enough to pass around your damper.

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I would like to install a wood burning fireplace insert. Most of the units seem to have a 6" diameter flue. The damper on my fireplace is only 5" wide x 28" long. The chimney is wide enough for a 6" liner. Is there any way of adapting the insert to fit through the damper?

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