Finally installed manometer!

Re: Finally installed manometer!

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:55 pm

ridgeracing wrote:Fixed, not adjustable. I believe I just cant turn stove down below 250deg. during warm/rainy days (above 50)


I don't mean to add anything negative but I'm having trouble understanding why a stove manufacturer chooses to have a fixed secondary air on their product. :?
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Re: Finally installed manometer!

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:21 pm

Lightning wrote:I don't mean to add anything negative but I'm having trouble understanding why a stove manufacturer chooses to have a fixed secondary air on their product. :?


The added cost factor perhaps?
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Re: Finally installed manometer!

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:57 pm

lsayre wrote:
Lightning wrote:I don't mean to add anything negative but I'm having trouble understanding why a stove manufacturer chooses to have a fixed secondary air on their product. :?


The added cost factor perhaps?


Simplifying it could also make it more attractive because of one less variable for new owners to have to learn.

And/or, to save money, both before and after the sale, some companies make design choices based on avoiding customer complaints and phone time dealing with them. Simple = less complaints. :D Complex = more phone calls from complaining customers ! :mad:

Paul
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Re: Finally installed manometer!

PostBy: KingCoal On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:15 pm

Lightning wrote:
ridgeracing wrote:Fixed, not adjustable. I believe I just cant turn stove down below 250deg. during warm/rainy days (above 50)


I don't mean to add anything negative but I'm having trouble understanding why a stove manufacturer chooses to have a fixed secondary air on their product. :?


i'm sure i can't speak to the reasoning, but i have to say that once i had enough experience with the DSM 1400 i have concluded that the sweet spot is -.04 / -.05 WC and bi-metal where ever you are comfortable. beyond that the hopper and the intake flap will carry it, the secondaries take care of themselves.

even when my stove top has been 500* for days the intake flap is almost stationary at 1/8" or less. i can't imagine how high this stove would burn if you let it.
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Re: Finally installed manometer!

PostBy: ridgeracing On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:20 pm

KingCoal wrote:where are you measuring your stove temp. ?

Top, center, rear
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Re: Finally installed manometer!

PostBy: ridgeracing On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:30 pm

Not really a problem, I just have to keep it 240deg and above when temps are above 55 outside. When its below 55 outside I have had it running 200deg. with no problems or loss of draft
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