rberq wrote:Spaserg, you musht be the kind a' guy who geshts un argmint going amongsht da drunks in a bar -- hic ! -- then shlips off to the side to wascht the brawl.
rbreq, "I" can't figure out what camp you're in and I don't know why you are giving Spaserg a hard time.
Your first post indicated you felt the MPD was the greatest thing in your life.
rberq wrote:CAUTION WARNING! Amen, brother! I'm new to coal this year, but i have a lot of woodburning experience. My coal stove installer put in both a manual damper and a baro. The baro is a cheap piece of junk and I have blocked it (discussed elsewhere). Lately I have been experimenting with the manual damper CAUTION! and I am astonished to report that EVERYTHING Dallas says appears to be true for my stove. Longer cleaner burns with significantly greater heat output from the stove. Less air over the fire (I can hear the difference when I damp it down a bit, because it audibly hisses in through the small secondary). My manual damper DOES have significant holes in it so even when in the closed position I can see no visible change in the fire at normal burn rates. Even so I don't dare run it "closed", but "sensibly" closed 45 to 60 degrees seems to help a lot. CAUTION!
And then later on, the MPD was the worse thing in your life!
rberq wrote:I re-did my stove pipes last week, removed the cheap non-functioning baro, installed the recommended Field Controls RC baro. While I was at it I removed the manual pipe damper, which made me nervous whenever I used it because Harman says THOU SHALT NOT HAVE A MPD! Anyhow I don't miss the MPD a bit, the stove now burns very steadily with no constant adjustment, like everyone told me it would. It's not quite as quick to fire up a new load of coal because the draft is limited, but not enough slower to be a bother.
Best thing about it is knowing there is a precision machine, drawing no electricity, working tirelessly on my behalf, managing my fire with no effort on my part. I love it when machines work for me free of charge! We don't have television for entertainment, so sometimes when it's windy I just stand there and watch the baro doing its job.
Do you have any clue what you are talking about?