Do you need to adjust your baro wt as the season progresses?

Do you need to adjust your baro wt as the season progresses?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:06 pm

Last winter I found that I needed to move my barometric dampers balance weight outward a fair bit (though a little at a time) as the season progressed. And to start this season, after cleaning it well, I had to run the balance weight back in a bunch. Does anyone else come across this, or do you find that they stay put for the season after only one adjustment?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Do you need to adjust your baro wt as the season progresses?

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:10 pm

is there any fly ash build up on the back of the baro plate
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Do you need to adjust your baro wt as the season progresses?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:12 pm

I'm fairly certain that was the problem last season. Only perhaps 1/16" or so accumulated on it all season though. Do you routinely brush them down?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

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Re: Do you need to adjust your baro wt as the season progresses?

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:14 pm

I shop vac mine
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Do you need to adjust your baro wt as the season progresses?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:20 pm

I brush the flyash off monthly, but I have never re-adjusted the baro.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Do you need to adjust your baro wt as the season progresses?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:31 pm

I'm going to brush it down monthly this season. And perhaps vacuum it also.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Do you need to adjust your baro wt as the season progresses?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:51 pm

I have a hand-fired, I adjust my baro all the time, constantly, to get the manometer to read where I want it... Took the mpd out last year. With a good draft going, I just hit the back side of the baro with a toothbrush and the fly ash gets carried away. Sorry to butt in from the hand fired section,,,, :D
Dann757
 

Re: Do you need to adjust your baro wt as the season progresses?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:59 pm

Dann757 wrote:I have a hand-fired, I adjust my baro all the time, constantly, to get the manometer to read where I want it... Took the mpd out last year. With a good draft going, I just hit the back side of the baro with a toothbrush and the fly ash gets carried away. Sorry to butt in from the hand fired section,,,, :D


Not a problem. Sometimes you have to do it in order to contribute good information. Well appreciated!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Do you need to adjust your baro wt as the season progresses?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:06 am

I have an old paintbrush that works perfectly for brushing off the backside of the baro.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Do you need to adjust your baro wt as the season progresses?

PostBy: Bratkinson On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:35 am

I readjust my baro about every other week. Sometimes more often, if needed. I take a look at the manometer reading every time I empty the ash pan and add coal.

Typically, when it's warmer out (50s), I want a little more draft than .02-03 that I normally run. I find it easier than moving the little 'brick' that uncovers an extra vent to the chimney on my Alaska Channing. With my lousy memory, I'd probably forget to reset it.
Bratkinson
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

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