I have a Keystoker 90 stoker stove, power vent. I just bought a Dwyer 25 because I had two hopper fires in a row, three months apart and figured I should check everything... the first I thought was a fluke, but the second clued me in. It turned out to be a unsealed rear grate area in the back near the hopper that caused my issues, it seems. In any case, I had ordered the above-mentioned manometer to check all my bases, and I now see that I'm running -.05 on the draft. Now that I've got that rectified with a quick adjustment, I have been researching these things more and more, and some people say they're worth hooking up permanently and just leaving 'em running, and they provide real-time data on the stove and it's draft condition, which can tell you about when it needs to be cleaned and other problems. OK, dig that.
1) Is this true?
2) If yes, I'm looking for a good place to drill and tap the stove... the ash door doesn't make any sense for a permanent mount, what with all the motion of the door and, honestly, it would look like hell there anyway. Is there another suitable place on the stove, or does it not matter? +1 for you if you can recommend a good place to drill 'er up.