Barometric Draft Regulator?

Barometric Draft Regulator?

PostBy: spc On: Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:11 pm

Will a barometric draft regulator be of any benefit with a hand fired coal stove? My chimney has good draft & I do close my damper when fire is established. Thanks.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:34 pm

Yes, what it does is break the stove draft with a slipstream of room air to prevent overfirering the unit. Typically they are set so the draft does not exceed a setpoint, around .06 for a hand fired. It's sort of like a boilers water pressure safety valve, they are safety valves for tiny amounts of negative pressure that control the stoves "breathing". The addition of a barometric damper is pretty much required with anthracite for saftey reasons. The units generally perform better and use less coal too.

It has no real relationship to the operation of your plate damper in the stovepipe.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: spc On: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:04 pm

Thanks coaledsweat, where would be the best place for the barometric draft regulator before or after the plate damper? I have a top vent stove, the stove pipe is 18" vertical with damper at 9" & elbows into the chimney with 8" of pipe.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:16 pm

Usually the hand damper close to the unit and the baro near the chimney.

http://fieldcontrols.com/draftcontrol.php

This gives you some details. I use the R/C.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:17 pm

Oooops. :oops:
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