might be a dumb question, but here goes...

Re: might be a dumb question, but here goes...

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:29 pm

With the MPD closed and the draft at -.05, how far open are your air controls on the stove? What's the draft if you close ALL the air controls with a hot fire burning? Just curious. Seems with a high draft and tight stove a lot of air would be moving through the coal. What's the draft with the damper wide open and air controls fully closed with a hot fire?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: might be a dumb question, but here goes...

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:33 pm

Oh,.....what's the draft if you stick the manometer probe through the under fire air controls???
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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Re: might be a dumb question, but here goes...

PostBy: Muss44 On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:49 pm

I am not going to do any major overhauls that would endanger anybody in my home. I would rather have .05, then worrying if it is set to low. I am just going for the most efficient I can make my stove safely. On my stove I have the the spring style to let air in based on the heat of the stove. When I let I more air I can make my draft drop. When I cut off all air, I can make my Mano go past .1 pretty quick. Thanks for everyone pitching in with ideas and thoughts.
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Re: might be a dumb question, but here goes...

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:58 pm

freetown fred wrote:. .05--as you stated--"on occasion" does not sound real worrisome to me ... Just sayin



Me either... That's around my stove's "happy zone", usually..

Dan
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Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
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Re: might be a dumb question, but here goes...

PostBy: tcalo On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:29 pm

Are you burning wood or coal now? If your burning coal why not just put the baro back in your flue. When correctly adjusted it maintains the draft that you set it at. If you are burning wood and are concerned about a high draft then try lowering the air intake a bit. I wouldn't block the MPD, you need the gases to vent out!!! Better a strong draft then no draft! When I burn wood I just pull out my baro and install a cap. When I switch to coal then the cap comes out and in goes the baro. I wouldn't run my stove without a baro, just my opinion. It maintains a consistent burn. Good luck
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: might be a dumb question, but here goes...

PostBy: dlj On: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:46 pm

Muss44,

Yes, you can most certainly put two manual dampers in the stove pipe to slow your draft down. I'd put them about a foot apart, looks like you have lots of pipe room to do it. I used to have a stove on a chimney that had so much draft I had to put two dampers in to run it and keep the fire long enough to be useful.

Lots of folk here like the baros - I've never run one on my stove and don't plan on changing. Certainly burning wood don't have a baro in... There's a couple different manual damper designs. I think I saw one at Tractor supply that should work well - only cost like 5 bucks...

dj
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