Manometer all over the place

Manometer all over the place

PostBy: ihatewood On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:06 pm

Anybody have same issue Mano is all over the place with these high winds going -3 to -8 baro does not seem to be controling draft no cap on 28ft chimney well above roof line Harmon magnum stocker. Baro set 4. Any possibility of puff back, should stove be shut down? Thanks
ihatewood
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon Magnum stoker

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:15 pm

It's happening across the board with Sandy. Mine is doing the same. Stove may run a little hotter as the wind blows. Just keep an eye it but it should be fine.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:22 pm

IN my experiences with my baro so far, it seems to smooth out the spikes of the variable pressure. It won't keep it right on your desired draft pressure all the time. Unless of course you have no wind to deal with. They are better at controlling your draft changes due to temperature variations and lite winds. Your draft would yo yo twice as hard or more without it :shock:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: ihatewood On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:37 pm

Ok sounds good, first year with coal little hyper sensitive with co in coal, forum educated me greatly on coal burning, just lit this for the first time yesterday morning, watched all day with no issues, Mano right around -3 to -4 sleep was tough last night. Co detector. With in 6 ft no alarms. I'm hoping this turns out to be a beautiful relationship.
ihatewood
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon Magnum stoker

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:18 pm

ihatewood wrote:Ok sounds good, first year with coal little hyper sensitive with co in coal, forum educated me greatly on coal burning, just lit this for the first time yesterday morning, watched all day with no issues, Mano right around -3 to -4 sleep was tough last night. Co detector. With in 6 ft no alarms. I'm hoping this turns out to be a beautiful relationship.


I like your screen name lol, although I was a wood burner for about 3 days, then I bought 300 pounds of coal. Loved it since! As long as your mano never gets to zero and you have CO detectors, your good :D I admire your concern, better safe than sorry. This is my second year burning coal, I was leery of the CO thing too but after you burn for a while, you'll gain confidence..

What Manometer are you using?
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: ihatewood On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:35 pm

Dwyer mark 2
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon Magnum stoker

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:39 pm

My baro damper is suddenly starting to run nearly full time maxed out wide open. While right now it is still holding the draft at 0.05", soon I feel that the wind induced draft will exceed the damping capabilities of my baro, and the draft will begin to rise above 0.05". To what limit is anyones guess.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:53 pm

Oh yeah, mine is yo yo-ing 0.03" to 0.06" I had it pinned shut while I was refueling and it went over 0.1" :shock:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: ihatewood On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:54 pm

My field control type rc draft control is set for 6 on weight on draft door, it's not going any higher than -6 on manometer, but when it drops it goes down -1 then levels out to in between -3 -4 I guess it's just setting its self back to real time draft I assume, also this rc draft has not moved at all since install any ideas on that I would think that it would be moving in these high wind conditions you can't tell it's draft is perfectly at -6 and below any ideas on this condition.
ihatewood
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon Magnum stoker

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:02 pm

I don't quite understand. In your first post on this thread you said baro set at 4. Are you saying that the baro door isn't opening at all? You may have it set too heavy.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: ihatewood On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Yes its set at 6 and not moving is this normal.
ihatewood
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon Magnum stoker

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: ihatewood On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Yes its set at 6 and not moving is this normal.
ihatewood
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon Magnum stoker

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: ihatewood On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Yes its set at 6 and not moving is this normal.
ihatewood
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon Magnum stoker

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: ihatewood On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Yes its set at 6 and not moving is this normal.
ihatewood
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon Magnum stoker

Re: Manometer all over the place

PostBy: ihatewood On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Yes its set at 6 and not moving is this normal. Between -4 and-6 should be fine for draft?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon Magnum stoker