flue is stuck shut

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flue design and operation, How can I unstick the damper in the flue.

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by ChimneyChick | March 05, 2015 ChimneyChick's avatar
Midland, Ontario

there are many reasons that a damper can become stuck.
1/ rain/snow getting and and rusting the mechanism
2/ sweeping from above and technician did not open damper and there is a build up of soot above the damper weighing it down
3/ dirty chimney and debris has fallen on the damper
4/ animal/bird nest
Your best bet is to have a Trained Professional Sweep out to look at and service the unit.

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