How important is the damper to an occasional user of the Barile Grande oven? With all the work I don’t want to shortchange anything but also don’t want to spend money that won’t be that productive. Do most builders include the damper up front? Do many add it later? Do the majority have the damper at all?
I read that one user built his chimney with parts from Menards. I’ve no doubt the stainless steel is a better product but since his chimney appeared much less expensive I wonder if is this a good alternative. Will it hold up in the long run?