Just won a bid on ebay for a dwyer model 25. In the meantime I have purchased anew one. If someone is willing to pick up the shipping, I will pay for the unit and have it mailed to the next person on the list. But i don't have any "kit" and I've never seen the unit.
Here's the unit on ebay: Dwyer Flex Tube Manometer Filter Gage (0-3"WG) NR (180213017978)
LsFarm wrote:With the help of Matthaus, we have decided to start a Manometer Loaner program. The way it will work is like this. Depending on the number of people responding, either one or two Dwyer Manometers will be sent out to the first person requesting to use the Manometer. Once 'borrower' #1 is done with the Manometer [ no more that one week please], then 'borrower' #1 will mail the Manometer to 'borrower' #2, and so on.
Matthaus has offered to be the person to recieve PM's to track who is next to get the Manometer, and to give the address to the current 'borrower' to send the manometer on to the next user.
The 'kit' that Matthaus will send out will have the items needed to measure your draft in your flue or in the firebox.
The kit will include:
the Dwyer Manometer
metal tube [probe] for inserting into flue or stove
drill bit for drilling hole for the probe.
List of parts to check before sending to next user [we don't want to shortchange the next user!! ]
PLEASE be carefull to keep the kit complete.
The user or borrower will need to have an electric drill motor
and have some high temp tape to cover the hole in your flue or stove.
If there is a very high demand I will also provide a second Manometer to get two kits in
This loaner program will allow people who are 'just currious' to see what the draft is in their
stove and chimney setup. Some folks will decide they want to own a manometer, I'm trying to
get a wholesale price on a quantity purchase of maybe ten manometers at a time... I'll have to see
what the interest is, [and the price] I don't want to own five or ten item$$ that I only need one of.
The loaner program will also allow for a 'one time' check to see if your barometric damper's factory scale
is close to being accurate.
So to get this started, PM Matthaus to get on the list. First come first sent. If the demand is high enough that one
Manometer won't be able to make it's rounds to all the people on the list, I'll make a kit and mail out my spare Manometer to the next person on Matthaus's list.
So lets see how much interest there is...