The commonest kind of damper is a throat damper, which is located in the throat of the fireplace, just above the firebox. It is operated by means of either a handle inside the firebox or a knob above the fireplace opening which is connected to a rotating metal shaft attached to the damper.
A top-sealing damper is a damper located at the top of the chimney and is operated by means of a cable extending down the flue to a handle in the firebox. Often, if the chimney has been without a cap, the damper will be quite rusted, in which case installing a top-sealing damper may be a good idea.
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