check damper

check damper

PostBy: gunloader55 On: Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:54 pm

Gentleman, Sorry for all the questions but i'm new to this. In watching Williams video on glenwood #6 theres a check damper
at back stove pipe,is this on all #6 stoves or can I add damper.I have damper in stove pipe now.Took advise of some of you and bought a glenwood #6.Heck maybe I can get people burning coal in the south on these great old stoves.

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Re: check damper

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:07 pm

A check damper on the antique stoves was usually an adjustable opening in the cast elbow at the stove exit. Unless you become as knowledgeable and vigilant as William it can be dangerous to use because under low draft conditions it can vent flue gasses directly into the room. Much better and safer to stick with manual or barometric damper to combat excess draft.
franco b
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
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