Question about maintaining a fire

Re: Question about maintaining a fire

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:09 pm

GaryFerg wrote:The damper really stays open all the time in other words full dampening.


If the damper is wide open all the time, you need more damper! I have that problem. On windy days I open my clean out door to bring the draft within specs. I don't recommend doing that. I happen to be able to do it safely. I've been temped to add another damper and might for next yr. Also, I've seen people use an 8" damper on a 6" pipe. Maybe I'll do that.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Question about maintaining a fire

PostBy: GaryFerg On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:32 pm

I am not sure what you mean a bigger damper? Could I close the manual flap I have in my pipe as well as the damper? The stove is rated for 140000 btu I believe. Do you make your hot water as well and how do you have your hooked up the your existing boiler? Thanks for the feedback
GaryFerg
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Energy King boiler
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: oil

Re: Question about maintaining a fire

PostBy: GaryFerg On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:34 pm

humm a second damper thats an idea
GaryFerg
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Energy King boiler
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: oil

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