Is my draft gauge install ok??

Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:01 pm

Finally got my gauge installed, just wondering if its ok, kinda had to rig it a bit but its air tight (i think) and seems to be working. I think i read you set it when the stove is running a full, is this correct? in thses pics its at idle (think 7 on the coal-trol) And is it to close to the stove. And feel free to coment on anything you see wrong (besides the mess)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:28 pm

That will work. :)
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:41 pm

Is .02 wc enough for those stoves?
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:56 pm

im wondering that myself. but even when i hold close the baro is barly gets to .03, wonder if i need to turn up my low setting
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Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:45 am

It all depends on your chimney, you may not be able to get max. draft. as long as you have .02-.04 you should be good. When fully burning, does the baro open at all.? If so and it's maintaining a good draft, you should be good.
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: Coalfire On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:46 am

I would move that fitting to the side or top of the pipe. Any flyash that lands in that sloped run is going to fill your fitting up.

.02 may be enough if that is what you have in your stove, you may have to drill a hole in the stove to check your over the fire draft.


Eric
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:34 am

it does open when the fire is running hot. After i put that fitting in the pipe and put it all back together i realized i may have a problem with ash building up on it, ill just unscrw it and spin that peice around. if i did need more draft what could even be done? its not like i can change my chimney height.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:41 pm

so to answer a question i had in another draft post, when i open the basement door (where the stove is) the draft goes up to.03 and the baro opens up. is this normal? does it mean the house is pretty air tight?
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:43 pm

BeerMonley wrote:so to answer a question i had in another draft post, when i open the basement door (where the stove is) the draft goes up to.03 and the baro opens up. is this normal? does it mean the house is pretty air tight?

Yes and yes. I have a basement window opened a crack all the time, it helps when you have a lousy chimney or your house suffers from stack effect.
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:51 pm

i was just messing aorund with the stove and found i had a bit of a leak where i coupled the metal line to the rubber line, i fixed that and it bumped the draft up to a solid. 03 with the basement door shut.
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:08 pm

Mine seemed to run better when I added a little outside air. A dryer vent worked for me but it depends on how air tight you are.
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:19 pm

so it seems i cant pull a good draft if its over 40 outside. figures i get a good stove and now its warm all winter
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:15 am

Mine drops down pretty low at idle and warm temps, but still maintains .01-.02. No CO problems. You can alway bump your idle up a bit to get a more draft at idle. If you have a CoalTrol, just raise the MIN a couple points.
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Re: Is my draft gauge install ok??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:17 pm

so after fighting this i finally fixed it. all i had to do was bump up my min setiing one more. now i get a good draft and my digtial co detector doesnt show any readout now when its warm outside
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Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono