Baro damper?

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:09 am

What brand baro damper do you have?
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:05 am

[quote] Bounca wrote:
Cant I just cover it closed (as it essentially was in the past) with aluminum foil or similar?

I'll bet the old damper did more than you think. Get a new damper.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coalishot On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:51 pm

OK. I INSPECTED THE CHIMNEY AND IT IS 100% CLEAR AND NEW CLEAN. I also moved the damper to the horizontal pipe and it is now over 18" from stove outlet. Temp is 54 outside and going to low 40's to upper 30's so I decided to try it again. Draft before I lit stove was 0. After lit for 10 minutes .02 and an other 20 .03. I have baro set at 2. Will see when i reach high fire where it all is and check co and stack temps. Any other things needed??????????????

Oh so far no sulfur smell.

I must say however that I installed the black stove pipe with arrows away from stove and screwed it together but do consider joints hardky leak proof. Is this ok.???
coalishot
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: LIBERTY


Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coalishot On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:53 pm

oh and i had a peak co reading of 17 last night.
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Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: LIBERTY

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:04 pm

coalishot wrote:I must say however that I installed the black stove pipe with arrows away from stove and screwed it together but do consider joints hardky leak proof. Is this ok.???


With coal it doesn't matter which way the stovepipe goes. The joints won't "leak" as long as there is a draft, you could seal the joints with foil tape or black silicone, even stove cement if you so desire.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coalishot On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:09 pm

stack temp is 239 12" on stove pipe above stove side of stove is 240 vebt after baro is 139 baro is still closed with .04 draft. I can maintain that or run a little higher maybe .05-.06? Any ideals.

No odors.
coalishot
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: LIBERTY

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:14 pm

Sounds good to me, are you warm enough? :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coalishot On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:21 pm

Im fine just got to get wife to believe all is well and she wont die tonite.
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Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: LIBERTY

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coalishot On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:23 pm

MANY THANKS WOOD N COAL
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Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: LIBERTY

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coalishot On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:43 pm

NOW AT FULL BUTN AND OPERATING TEMPS ARE SIDE OF STOVE 312 FLU 12" ABOVE STOVE 256 FLU AFTER BARO 155 BARO MODULATING DRAFT AT .05.
coalishot
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: LIBERTY

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:58 pm

You are quite welcome.

If the draft is -.05 with the full fire you can adjust it lower to -.04, I'd leave the manometer connected for a while to see how the draft reacts when it starts to get really cold out.

Remember the chimney draft is directly related to the amount of heat going into it, so the draft will naturally increase in relation to the burn rate of the stoker.

Glad you are staying warm.

After talking to you I was thinking and I realized that my CO detector is well over 7 years old so I bought a new Nighthawk with the readout today. Put the old Nighthawk in the cellar 'till I can get another replacement. Better safe then sorry!
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coalishot On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:38 pm

i like the night hawk
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Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: LIBERTY

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coalishot On: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:35 pm

Well I turne dit down to #2 last might and by 6a, i had fumes in hose and 31 on co detector. i finally got number and actually talked to owner of Alaska. We talked numbers sizes etc. It appears that my chiminey is to big to run on low especially on low. i have access to stainless liner sat wholesale so I picked up a 6" liner. We discussed the fact that it would run on high fine in warmer weather but that defeats the purpose of a thermostat now doesnt it. I must be able to run as low as 2 I am sure in dead of winter it will be on 4 . I will let u all know how it works after I install liner.
coalishot
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: LIBERTY

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coldwind On: Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:51 pm

What does the "#2" mean on an Alaska?
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Stove/Furnace Make: LL
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer LE

Re: Baro damper?

PostBy: coalishot On: Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:18 pm

u can adjust feed rate with a controller numbered 1-5 1 being lowest burn 5 being highest.
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Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: LIBERTY