damper for plenum

damper for plenum

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:35 pm

Hi everyone, been awhile since I posted but love this site. I am halfway complete installing my propane furnace. I've had my hotblast for 3 years now with no backup heat source. Propane is in the middle of the heat and cold air trunks and hotblast is at one end. Problem is I have hot air from the hotblast going through the propane furnace and spilling out, heat that could be used for the upstairs. How could I change this?
John
gitrdonecoal
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

Re: damper for plenum

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:38 pm

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

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PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:42 pm

Can you install a shutter that would stay closed until the propane furnace turned on and then it would open to let the air through?
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PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:22 pm

That's what im thinking. Has anyone made one? Or where could I purchase one, or do they even exist???
gitrdonecoal
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

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PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:39 pm

Only need to look as far as your manual...

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:15 pm

I don't have a problem with the hotblast. Dampers are in place for that. Its on my 16 by 21 plenum on the propane furnace
gitrdonecoal
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

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PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:20 pm

gitrdonecoal wrote:I don't have a problem with the hotblast. Dampers are in place for that. Its on my 16 by 21 plenum on the propane furnace


Yes, but the principle is the same for either. :idea:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: damper for plenum

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:21 pm

gitrdonecoal wrote:That's what im thinking. Has anyone made one? Or where could I purchase one, or do they even exist???



Yes, shop around, something like this,

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/building-m ... 23807.html


http://www.alanmfg.com/products/Shutter ... Start.html
grumpy
 

Re: damper for plenum

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:30 pm

Been asked about previously...
where to buy a 8x16 backdraft damper
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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PostBy: Kungur On: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:04 am

Before I switched to a boiler I had a similar set-up. What I did was make a "sliding door" in each plenum. This allowed me to isolate either furnace. LOw tech but it worked great.
Kungur
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: K-2