How do I keep cold air from coming through the fireplace?

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I don't want to cover the doors with plastic. I want something that would look nice. and something I can remove to use the fireplace if I wanted to use it.
Anybody have any ideas?

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  • Ken Ken on Jan 08, 2018
    Damper that fits on top of the chimney. Often referred to by the brand name "Lyemance". It's what I use.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 08, 2018
    We explored these leak seal options last year.
    One option is reusable appropriately sized balloon that’s inserted inside the chimney that seals out the draft. We saw multiple sizes available on Amazon.

    The second solution the one we chose -is more expensive and involves outside roof chimney involement. It can be a DIY install -hoping your roof pitch is gentle like ours. It is a closing chimney cap with pull down operation of the cap vent that sits on the top of your outside chimney. We installed two of these caps last year on side-by-side chimney flues and they function perfectly. All air draft is sealed off. Of course you have to remember to open them when you burn a fire.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 08, 2018
    Addendum
    Smiling I first tried a decorative chalkboard thin wood panel and that was ineffective as it was not a total occlusive and insulated seal.

    Heres a look at the draft stopping balloons.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jan 08, 2018
    When not in use, the draft should be closed. (see inside the chimney and within arms reach but be sure to check it is open if and when you use the fireplace for a fire). We used to have glass doors we could close when it was not in use. They folded and looked nice. Maybe you could have glass doors installed on it?