Too much Draft?

Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:59 pm

What is the incline of the stove pipe and how much is horizontal? That could have an impact on even a good chimney.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:34 pm

It's mounted Vertically, level and the weight adjusted accordingly (on the right side) slid all the way forward to .02.
It is an older Field Control R-C one and does have some gunk on it, I did clean it the best I could. It could be out of calibration a bit, with that gunk/rust on the back side.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:37 pm

A thick layer of creosote will knock the setpoint way off.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea


Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:18 pm

The other thing you can do to reduce draft is to cut a slit in the pipe neat the chimney and slide a piece of metal in so it partially blocks the pipe, that will cut draft but be careful with the fly ash buildup. Basically build your own mechanical damper for free.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:09 am

Actually, where my other stove was hooked up on the opposite side of the chimney, I have a 5" piece of pipe and an elbow and I put another cheapo baro damper with a cap on the bottom, so if it gets really pulling, that one can open too and reduce the draft from the other stove.....

stay tuned, it's freaking 58 Degrees out this morning!!! So, I am down to .02 draft now.....supposed to turn cold next couple days.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:51 am

Here's the latest this morning.

Outside Temp = 22 Deg.
Stove Temp (front) = 400-450 Deg.
Stack Temp = 225 Deg.
Draft about = .05
baro open = 1/4 approx (varies a bit)
Living room around 68-70 Deg.
Setpoint - 68 Deg.

Looks like I have everything adjusted and working like it should.!! :)

<removed broken image>
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:46 am

Whats with the spiked collars? Do you have a squirrel problem on the stovepipe? :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:08 am

Yea, I wanna know too...and more pictures, please, we love pictures.
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: Too much Draft?

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:51 am

Just pieces of corrugated aluminum....it pulls some heat off the pipe, I guess...they were on the pipe for the hot water tank (now electric) and another floor furnace (removed), maybe to keep the pipe warm to keep the exhaust it from condensing or for drafting? Not sure. I just put them around the pipe....
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:57 am

WNY wrote:Just pieces of corrugated aluminum....it pulls some heat off the pipe, I guess....


They look cool!
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:03 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
WNY wrote:Just pieces of corrugated aluminum....it pulls some heat off the pipe, I guess....


They look cool!


It's true, kinda reminds me of those Spiked Dog Collars on a big ol' Rottie.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:58 pm

I discovered yesterday, the origin of spiked collars. The Greeks and Romans used dogs a lot in warfare, the spiked collars protect the dogs neck from attacking enemy dogs. They had BIG spikes back then!
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Too much Draft?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:13 pm

coaledsweat wrote:I discovered yesterday, the origin of spiked collars. The Greeks and Romans used dogs a lot in warfare, the spiked collars protect the dogs neck from attacking enemy dogs. They had BIG spikes back then!



Amazing what you can learn on a Coal users forum. :lol:
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice