Come on baby, light my fire (and don't let me die from fumes)
December 21, 2011 11:29 AM Subscribe
How do I open/close my fireplace flue?
posted by arniec to home & garden (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We just bought a new house (my wife asked a question about it earlier today). It has a double-sided gas fireplace with artificial logs.
I grew up with a wood-burning fireplace and know the importance of having the flue open, so I got down and tried to open the flue, moved the lever every which way, and have no clue if I made any difference. So we called the old owner, who said they didn't know how it worked but just always left it open. Now I wonder if I may have closed it?
I can post pictures if it will help, but there is a black lever that comes down and there appears to be a metal "holder" on each side of the fireplace, but as it's double sided I can't tell if they're there for symmetry or if they open and close the fireplace.
Google-fu has only confused me more with information about "ventless" fire places, etc. So I was hoping someone could help?