lsayre wrote:Richard S. wrote:Rigar wrote:For the sake of any newbies reading this thread....someone should make it clear that this discussion pertains to HAND FIRED burning only.....?????
...if not...we will have to start a new thread !!
Correct, only a baro on stoker.
What about the case of the AA and AHS Anthratube type stokers, which stoke via electronic ashing, and are otherwise somewhat similar to hopper equipped hand fired units in their basic functioning (sans for the draft inducing fan)?
My chimney doesn't draft enough on its own to warrant an MPD even if it was permitted, but I figured I'd ask this anyway. My baro damper only opens when it is extremely cold outside, and/or if there is a wind of more than 5 MPH (7 MPH seems to do it) blowing across the top of the chimney. Far and away mostly it is wind causing it to open.
My guess would be not smart (sounds like the cyclonic action, draft inducer, centrifugal heat absorber are all things that require this strength of this forced draft to function well).
@ lightning... Im sorry for the wording/explanation of the primary purposes of MPD vs Baro's (trust me... I was not of these opinions prior to being in a test facility to see and hear the rational) I just thought it was enlightening enough for me to try and share, if you view my former posts regarding Baro's/MPD's you will see my opinion differed vastly from the description here. So when you are quoting me in this thread its not me personally that your conflicting with (so don't beat me to hard ), I can kinda see why designers and manufacturers and those who helped to bring the entire coal stove industry back in the USA during the oil crisis steer clear of public forums now though