Reading Lehigh stove question

Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: the coop On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:46 am

Hey guys. I just started burning coal last season, so I'm still learning. I'm looking at putting a Dwyer 25 Mark II Manometer on my Lehigh. Is that the way to go. I have a direct vent kit on it, if that makes a difference. Also any tips or help is appreciated, thanks.
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Re: Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: the coop On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:57 am

Just wanted to bump this up. Still looking for definite answers. Thanks.
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Re: Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:34 pm

I use the Dwyer Mark 25 also as do many on here.. I would think its perfect for any coal appliance. But hopefully someone that's more knowledgeable with a direct vent could advise.. :D

As far as tips are concerned, most of us hook them up "backwards" so that the reading is on the positive side of the zero even though its measuring negative pressure. The reason is that the negative side of the scale only goes to -.05 where the positive side goes higher than you'll ever need to get a reading.. See pic.
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Re: Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:37 pm

And I put the arrows on it so my wife knew what she was looking at hahaha. "hey honey, is the red bar between the arrows??" :lol:

"no it's past the green one a little" - "oh ok"
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Re: Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:58 pm

No dear it was below the red one a lot so I twiddled the white knob and now it's between the marks again, isn't your wife smart. Care now how you answer that one I still can't move my right arm properly.
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Re: Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:24 pm

coalnewbie wrote:No dear it was below the red one a lot so I twiddled the white knob and now it's between the marks again, isn't your wife smart. Care now how you answer that one I still can't move my right arm properly.


Funny haha :lol: fortunately she doesn't know what the little white knob is for :lol:
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Re: Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:24 pm

With direct vent there might be positive pressure in the pipe rather than negative. A power vent would have negative.
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Re: Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:01 pm

franco b wrote:With direct vent there might be positive pressure in the pipe rather than negative. A power vent would have negative.


Oh ok so he would need to get the reading from the burn chamber right?
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Re: Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:07 pm

Lightning wrote:
franco b wrote:With direct vent there might be positive pressure in the pipe rather than negative. A power vent would have negative.


Oh ok so he would need to get the reading from the burn chamber right?

Anyplace before the direct vent. Actually over the fire is the best place on traditional stoves and boilers, it's the place where it counts, but I am not sure with a carpet type burner with forced combustion air.
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Re: Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: the coop On: Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:59 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. Being new to this, I'm a bit confused on some things. I'm sure my guy putting it on will understand. Thanks again for the info.
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Re: Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:10 am

Lightning wrote:And I put the arrows on it so my wife knew what she was looking at hahaha. "hey honey, is the red bar between the arrows??" :lol:

"no it's past the green one a little" - "oh ok"


talk about dumbing things down to the basics.... Mahahaha.... that's hilarious & genius :clap:
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Re: Reading Lehigh stove question

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:17 am

dcrane wrote:talk about dumbing things down to the basics.... Mahahaha.... that's hilarious & genius


Thanks, gotta keep it simple for the female unit to keep confusion out of the equation :lol:
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