Chimney Balloon Draft Eliminator

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There are 3 different types of chimneys. In order to select the the Draft Eliminator that will work most effectively for you just refer to the 3 diagrams located on the right side of this page. Once you have determined which type of chimney you have, just follow the simple steps and you will know exactly which product will work out best for you.


Important Note: On any measured flue opening smaller than 12" X 12" you should order a Draft Eliminator within 3" of either dimension. On any measured flue opening larger than 12" X 12" you should order a Draft Eliminator within 6" of either dimension.

How to Choose the correct size Chimney Balloon Draft Eliminator if there is no damper (straight chimney with no closing mechanism) in my chimney.

1) Before sizing your chimney please make sure that your fireplace and chimney are cold and that there are no embers that could possibly harm you. If you sweep up your ash or use an ash vac it will make the process much cleaner. Never vacuum up hot ash!


2) Look into your chimney and find the narrowest section within arms reach.


3) Select an area to install the Chimney Balloon Draft Eliminator. Make sure that there are no sharp edges or hardware that may interfere with the installation. The area must have parallel or slightly sloping walls with significant texture to allow the balloon to grab and lodge during inflation.


4) Measure the length and depth of the chimney in the location you have selected to install a Draft Eliminator. A very useful tool to measure your chimney is a foldable carpenters ruler. You can unfold this ruler into an L-shape to use it as a ruler on a stick. If you do not have a folding ruler, you can also use a tape measure.


5) Finally, select which size will work best in your situation. Example: If your opening measures 6" wide X 9" deep. You would go with a 12X12 Draft Eliminator.


How to choose the correct size Draft Eliminator if there is a smoke shelf/chamber or if there is a damper (metal flap closer) in my chimney.


1) Same directions as if you have no damper. (See above)


2) Look into your chimney and identify the damper (a metal flap with lever that closes the chimney) if you have one. Then find the most narrow section of your chimney above the damper, within arms reach. This is where the Eliminator will be located.


3) Select an area to install the Draft Eliminator. Make sure that the area you select is not interfered with by the damper flap or any hardware. The area must have parallel or sloping walls with significant texture for the balloon to grab and lodge during inflation. Just above the damper is an ideal location to install a Draft Eliminator. The damper or smoke shelf (smoke chamber) acts as a ledge to grant a little extra support to the weight of it. A Draft Eliminator can also be installed well above the damper, so it is possible to close the damper below it.


4) Measure the length and depth of the chimney in the location you have selected to install a Draft Eliminator. A very useful tool to measure your chimney is a foldable carpenters ruler. You can unfold this ruler into an L-shape to use it as a ruler on a stick. If you do not have a folding ruler, you can also use a tape measure.


5) Finally, select which size will work best in your situation. Example: If your opening measures 6" wide X 9" deep. You would go with a 12X12 Draft Eliminator.


If after reading this section you are still unsure which size Draft Eliminator you need, just give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you determine which size will work best for you. Remember, it is always best to go with a larger Draft Eliminator if you are unsure which size you need.

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Overview

Are you looking to save hundreds of dollars in lost energy costs each year? Hey, who isn't. Finally an affordable solution to a familiar problem. Enter the Chimney Balloon Draft Eliminator.

  • Save you up to 30% of lost energy
  • Provides a double layer of air padded insulation for your fireplace.
  • Seals the chimney, eliminating an entry way for birds and insects
  • Saves you money all year round

Product Details

The Chimney Balloon Draft Eliminator is an inflatable draft stopper that prevents energy from being taken from your home. The average home owner loses over $400 annually in energy costs. Whether it be warm air in the winter or cool air in the summer, the Draft Eliminator is a cheap solution to an expensive problem. Chimney drafts are generally caused by a broken, warped, or missing damper. A chimney damper is made of metal and "seals" against a metal frame creating a not so air tight seal to begin with. Frequent heating and cooling causes the damper to warp or break over time. This breaks the seal even more allowing the heated air in winter or cooled air in summer to escape through your flue. In some cases just the opposite happens and outside air will come down the flue and enter the home.

The Draft Eliminator stops this heat loss by acting as a plug. By inserting the Draft Eliminator you seal the opening and insulate it with air which is one of the best types of insulation available. This wonderful product has been saving families hundreds of dollars for over 15 years. Each Draft Eliminator comes with a 10" valve handle and an attachable 25" flex tube for inflation.

If this isn't enough length for you, we offer an optional handle extender kit. This will add an additional 16" and is highly recommended if you have a damper that is high up in your chimney. If your looking for a more permanent fixture then come see our extensive selection of Top Sealing Dampers.

Product Note: Sizing for a Draft Eliminator is quick and easy. The actual size of the Draft Eliminator does not reflect on the size of your chimney. Make sure that you properly follow the sizing instructions before ordering. The most common reason for return is ordering the wrong size. See Sizing Instructions.

The Draft Eliminator:

  • Saves you money all year by keeping the warm or cool air in your home
  • Stops uncomfortable chimney downdrafts from entering your home
  • Reduces entry of odors and harmful toxins being blown in from the roof
  • Seals your fireplace so that rodents, birds, and insects can't enter
  • Can be used over and over again
  • Is made of durable 3-Poly plastic

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Specifications
  • Dimensions: Sizes Vary from 9" x 9" to 15" x 36"
  • Construction Materials: 3-Poly Plastic
  • Can be used year around
  • Additional Information

    See Sizing Instructions for measuring tips, helpful hints and installation help.

    Brands Chimney Balloon
    Model CHIMBALLOON
    Shipping Weight (lbs) 0.0000
    Actual Weight (lbs) 0
    Product Type Draft Eliminator

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    Limited 1 Year Warranty - Chimney Balloon LLC warrants that it will repair or replace (whichever it deems advisable) any product manufactured and sold by it which proves to be defective in material or workmanship within a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase for consumer, commercial or industrial use.



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