BennyLumpkin wrote:I'm wasting heat....I have a manometer and my ka6 runs around +8 for draft. It should be -.02. I literally screwed my barometric damper shut. Before that I was over 12. Its 8" from the boiler but necks to 7" through into the chimney and is a brick flue through the middle of the house....from the basement out through the center peak of the attic....probably near 30'. Any way to lower my draft aside from installing a damper in the pipe to wean it back?
OK, you have your manometer hooked up backwards. Since you say you have too much draft, then it's .-08. you also are misunderstanding what a barometric damper does. It does not increase draft. (you've got it screwed shut) It reduces draft. Unscrew that pupppy and adjust it, once you correctly hookup your manometer, to .02. It sucks air in and reduces the draft in your firebox.