CO detector upstairs by bedrooms has been in place since move-in day last winter. Moved that one downstairs this fall and added one with a 'peak/hold' and number output upstairs. Didn't know if one by the stove itself would be much use; false alarms when loading? resistance to triggering by fly ash? The emptying of the ash pan can be a bit messy thus far as the 'ash can' is not wide enough to fit the open side of the ash pan
What are some of you guys using to put ashes in?
I had thought of using a duct boot or something similar to collect the warm air from the blower outlet--saw a great post on here somewhere where someone used a couple of el-cheapo small C clamps to hold it in place, I think on a stoker of some sort. Do you think it would work better to send this warm air into the furnace plenum (with a anti-backflow damper of course) or up from its own grate? Or, third way, just a larger grate above the stove, with this air sent in that general direction but allowed to flow freely with the convected air from the sides? Will make this its own topic once I get going on it, so it'll be easier for searches to find (unless it should stay here--moderator?)
Yep, manometer would be useful, I see a specific Dwyer model on here that comes well recommended. Second magnetic thermometer was supposed to get purchased this afternoon but had to attend a calving instead. Oh well.
Fred when you say 22 to 24 balls, is that the 'free end' ie the 'tail' of the chain, past the thermostat's hook, or the length of the chain between thermo hook and damper flapper? I can't see how I can possibly get 22-24 between hook and flapper; unless I assembled something incorrectly, that number is far too short on my stove.
Thanks for the input, I think I'll see how stove and stack temps compare, and go on from there. Stove came with a baro and I think I have an MPD somewhere in the garage, so I can easily try both.
PS ha not silent, just too slow at typing fred