What does this mean, if anything?

Re: What does this mean, if anything?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:49 pm

The barometric damper opened considerably when I opened the window and closed back down when I closed the window.

Makes sense to me...kind of like sucking on a straw with your finger over the end. Remove your finger, get a big gulp of air.
Rob R.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: What does this mean, if anything?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:07 pm

All seems fine. I'll keep an eye on it, of course. Never should have opened the window! Lol! Glad it resulted in a
Little too much draft than too little. I think I have a loss of vacuum alarm around here somewhere. It's from a radon abatement system. Had it for the previous house but never installed it. I'll have to see what the triggering pressure is. If it simply alarms if vacuum/draft is zero, maybe I'll hook it up for giggles. I'm sure the family will just LOVE an annoying klaxon from the basement every time the wind gusts and the draft falls to zero briefly :D

Actually,...the more I think about it, the more I hope it works. Having an alarm that sounds if the draft is lost might be a valuable thing to have if it doesn't often false alarm. I'll keep y'all posted.
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