Baro damper

Baro damper

PostBy: spc On: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:27 pm

I'm installing a Field Controls Barometric Draft Regulator "6" RC-STD" vertically above a hand damper. I keep the hand damper slightly open, "very good draft", but after installing the baro should I keep the hand damper fully open or stightly open? Thanks.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

PostBy: laynes69 On: Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:49 pm

We have both and I keep my hand damper open. I let the baro do its thing.
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PostBy: tewplanman On: Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:56 pm

Hello guys:
Im new too this so humor me, my understanding of the damper was to cut the draft created by the heat differential between the fire box and the chimney cap. This is why most coal stoves require a baro damper, it acts as a safty. I would think that in a had fired unit you would want to set your baro draft to open above a certain level depending on how hot you wish to fire the box, and leave it closed at all other times. Adjustment of the draft should be done by opening and closing the air inlets on the stove. I also dont understand why you would have a manual and a baro intalled in the same unit What am i missing ???

Tom
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PostBy: laynes69 On: Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:18 pm

Our wood/coal furnace recommened it. I used to use the manual damper cause the baro didn't work. Later I realized I didn't need to use the manual damper. So I installed a good baro and all is well. We had overdraft and it has stopped. Less fuel more heat.
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