Where should the damper on my wood stove?
Furthermore, should you put a damper on a wood stove?
Modern stoves usually do not need a damper. Agree with Harry. Most all modern wood burning appliances control burn rate by the amount of combustion air that is allowed to reach the fire, so there is no need for an exhaust damper. You should check out recommendations of the particular model you intend to install.
Similarly, what is the purpose of a stove pipe damper? The purpose of a pipe damper is to retard the flow of combustion air, smoke, and gasses in the stove by reducing the flow of smoke and gasses into the venting system. Note: Some stoves incorporate a round or oval pipe-damper attached to the flue collar of the stove.
Beside this, how far should stove be from damper?
Your stove pipe will melt before the damper. Put it one full radius away from the stove, with a little extra space (ie, 6" damper, put the center 4" from the stove) As a prior poster mentioned, you will need to access this damper frequently to control the fire. Rule of thumb is more draft, more air, and more fire.
Is a damper and flue the same thing?
Every Fireplace has a chimney damper. This is a movable plate that sits above the fireplace before the flue. If you pull the lever toward you, generally that will open most of the dampers. The flue, also known as the chimney lining, is basically a pipe up the middle of the chimney.