joeq wrote:Warmin, are you saying, even with the baro door wide open, your chimney is still drafting -.04?! That must be one hell of a draw.
No, not quite. They will run steady at .04 when the knob on the baro says they should be on .02. But I did post a pic of my manometer last winter with my baro wide open, the MPD closed, and the mano was at about 1. not .01, not .1, but 1. I do have real good draft in both my chimneys.
Fred, i think the stoves with auto air intakes like the Hitzers and a lot of others can be run without baro's a lot easier. Its harder with some stoves that dont have the auto intakes. Ive got 2 stoves now without auto intakes and they will both overfire without a baro, even with MPD closed all the way. I suppose i could put 2 MPD's on them but I dont want to. My efel didnt need a baro and it had the auto intake as it closed when it got hot. I have a real strong draft though, stronger than most here do. Move my stoves to another chimney and the results would likely be different. They are a gadget that I'd rather not need to use. The model stove you have is an incredibly user friendly sounding stove from what all the users say about them.