dlj wrote:franco b wrote:[quote="dlj"]I've never seen a Glenwood with a check damper. What I have seen is a vent on the side of the back elbow sort of as a manual baro...
On old stoves the vent in the top or loading door was often referred to as a check damper and of course it does act like one by bypassing the draft.
Oh yea, now that you mention it, I do recall hearing those vents called check dampers. I was thinking of other old stoves that had manual dampers installed in them, like the stove Nortcan just got. On the Glenwood, the front door has one of these in it, but it does not work like a damper. I use that a lot while running the stove to control the heat output. If I want a little more heat, I open that one up. I know everyone talks about under fire air, but my Glenwood doesn't seem to listen to any of the "rules"... Sort of like it's owner... HAHAHA
Ha,ha,ha, yep DJ it is a sort of "personal" relationship between stove and operator. I would swear I was the only person that could run mine was me! My brother told me one time when I was going out of town for a couple of days, that he would keep the home fires burning. I was going to make a check list then just told him nevermind, I'll put the dino boiler on for a few days. There were just to many details .