Sampson Control and Bi-Metallic Air Intake Damper question

Sampson Control and Bi-Metallic Air Intake Damper question

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:46 pm

Silly question for the day. The Sampson Control seems to be synonymous with hand fired boilers, and the Bimetallic Air Intake Damper (Regulator) seems to be common on hand fired stoves. What is the essential difference between these two devices (besides boiler vs. stove)? Do they basically function the same way?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Sampson Control and Bi-Metallic Air Intake Damper question

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:28 pm

sampson control has a probe in the water of boiler, regulator has a sensing element near stove. Other than that they function the same.



Eric
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Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Sampson Control and Bi-Metallic Air Intake Damper question

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:40 pm

Thanks Eric! I wonder if the Sampson uses thermal expansion wax instead of a bimetallic coil spring?
lsayre
 
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Re: Sampson Control and Bi-Metallic Air Intake Damper question

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:16 pm

Bi-metallic spring, I have had one apart.

Kevin
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