Manometer troubles

Manometer troubles

PostBy: philthy On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:20 pm

Was wondering if anyone can offer any insight to some manometer issues I've been having. Yesterday I hooked up a new to me Hitzer 82-fa. Mano was working fine until furnace started huffing back thru the Baro (operator error which was corrected). Since that, my Mano is all over the place. Unhooked it reads zero. Hooked it goes from reading nothing all the way up to 1.0. Ive checked for blockages and found nothing. Is it possibles that the Mano is broke? Pretty simple device so I'm not sure if that's possible.
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philthy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker Lite

Re: Manometer troubles

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:29 pm

Huh..... wish I could help. Maybe you should drain it completely and refill it. I dunno if that would help or not.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Manometer troubles

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:30 pm

Smoke test the baro and all the exhaust pipes to see if you have a draw first. Is C.O. detector working with new battery? Do you have an m.p.d.? Cover baro and check manometer. Do you have Make up air for the furnace room? Try opening a window when appliances are running. Are the 2 appliances hooked to the same chimney? Many questions I know but safety is key! More pic's of the pipes may help us.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace


Re: Manometer troubles

PostBy: philthy On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:43 pm

Covered Mano with zero change. It is single appliance set up and it's in the basement which is far from air tight. Smoke test did show some draw but Mano worked fine until huffing. Suppose I should drain it and start from scratch.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker Lite

Re: Manometer troubles

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:45 pm

First pull the tubes and blow thru them to be sure they are clear. Be careful not to force any saliva thru the tube.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Manometer troubles

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:03 pm

I would get rid of the loop in the tubing which acts as a trap.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Manometer troubles

PostBy: philthy On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:06 pm

I think I fixed it. Took the tube out to the shop and blew thru it with compressed air. Hooked back up and working! :oops: :oops:
philthy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker Lite

Re: Manometer troubles

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:08 pm

philthy wrote:I think I fixed it. Took the tube out to the shop and blew thru it with compressed air. Hooked back up and working! :oops: :oops:


Cool, I've had mine get clogged in the past when I tried some bituminous coal lol
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Manometer troubles

PostBy: philthy On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:43 pm

Thanks for the help guys!
philthy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker Lite

Re: Manometer troubles

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:46 pm

:clap:
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace