Baro damper?

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: Bobbart On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:29 pm

Ok first I don't have my draft gauge yet, should be here tomorrow. But I put the barometric damper in vertically and set the the weight on the 2 mark which is all the way to the left. The damper is open about 3/4 of the way. It is 3 degrees here right now. Last night it was below zero and super windy. The baro was completely open. I shook down the stove and went to bed at 10pm the stove was 500 degrees on the side. When I checked it at 6:00am the stove was 380 degrees and the temp in my living room was down 5 degrees from last night. I have alot of windy days here, if the baro can't keep a steady draft on my windy hill what do I do?
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Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:52 pm

I believe it might be what I think was already suggested to you. Lose the Baro & put in an MPD and close it all the way. ;)
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Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:52 pm

.02 seems low for a hand fired, Most stoves runs should be at .04 or .06, It doesn't HAVE to be open to maintain draft. It all depends on your chimney, outside temps and how hot you are running your stove. Each situation is different.
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