Got a manometer - now what

Re: Got a manometer - now what

PostBy: whitebread On: Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:47 pm

If we ever get a break in the weather, I'll check the chimney. In the meantime I'll get a manometer and see what I find. Thanks for the input!
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Re: Got a manometer - now what

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:06 am

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Re: Got a manometer - now what

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:34 pm

Ok, I have a Dwyer mark II manometer. I have a Hitzer 983 fireplace insert installed in the fireplace sealed with an airtight shroud. No vent pipe up the chimney. No barometric damper but the stove does have a manual pipe damper. I'm curious what my draft actually is. How/where do I insert the sampling probe? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Got a manometer - now what

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:24 pm

Hi Carbon12,you can get a piece or 1/4" copper tube and put some sealant on the hose and slide it inside the tube then slide the tube behind the surround kind of like I did
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but I have a 8" flue pipe and a baro on mine so you just have to get it behind the shroud(my #25 had a oil leak so I found a new Magnahelic gauge on ebay for $52.00 shipped to my door,I don't like the way it looks so all this is a temporary set up for now :oops: )
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but that should work for you.I hope this helps,Keepaeyeonit
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Re: Got a manometer - now what

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:34 pm

Thanks Keepaeyeonit! I was hoping all I had to do was sneak a length of noncombustible tubing behind the shroud. I'll sneak it back with my thermocouple probe wire. Not sure what I'll do with the draft info but it will be amusing to monitor. Hmm,.....I wonder if I should cut a circular hole in the front of the shroud and install a barometric damper??? Lol! I guess I'll wait and see what the draft reading turns out to be first.....
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Re: Got a manometer - now what

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:17 pm

Carbon12,I have a outside :wtf: bi-polar chimney,when it's cold it pulls like a freight train but when it's 55*+ out and damp it drafts like S--- so when the draft gets .02 or so I kick up the air(put foil over baro and pull the slider out 1/2 way) to get the chimney drafting better so I use mine for the day to day operation of my stove.Keepaeyeonit
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Re: Got a manometer - now what

PostBy: pyro29 On: Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:50 pm

Maybe I missed it in here, but, when connecting a mano, I get that the "low" side port goes in the pipe on the stove side of the baro, but does it go between the MPD and the baro or between the MPD and the stove?
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Re: Got a manometer - now what

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:02 pm

You want it to sense what the stove does, so between the MPD and stove.
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Re: Got a manometer - now what

PostBy: biggerpatterson On: Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:19 pm

Installed my manometer today. It was 64 degrees here and winds to 10 mph. I'm trying to idle the stove along thru this warmer weather and join the one match club. I thought I had my baro adjusted pretty close but the manometer showed I was off on the weight setting. Interesting to hold the baro closed and watch the wind speed on my weather station and the change in draft at different wind speeds. And with the baro working, how changes were minimal.
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