Why doesnt my new woodstove have a damper?
Since old stoves were not airtight the only way to control the stove was to add a damper in the pipe. New stoves are sealed so the primary air control is all you usually need to regulate the burn rate. However, very long chimneys can provide too much draft. You dealer can help you decided if you have excessive draft. If you have excessive draft, you may need to install a damper.