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)
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.