checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: KingCoal On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:07 pm

well, ain't that curious. was looking for stuff to do and decided to pull the tube and check my zero setting, good thing i did it was 2 bars under zero on the neg. side. ( i am reading on the pos. side for daily operation)

so.. i've been running the upper damper open further than i would have needed to had i known and wasting both coal and heat up the flue.

on a side note, i guess i've never known how to use my ceiling fans either :oops: i've never thought of using them during the heat season, so i tried that the last 2 days, worked "all right" but not that great.

so this morning i decide to see if i can make them reverse, so they are pulling heat toward the ceiling and pushing it out to the outer walls and thru the top of door ways.

within 45mins of fixing the draft and the fans i jacked the temp. in the house up 6 degrees and climbing, go figure.

with the riteway boiling us out of here in the past i guess i never thought of this. DOH !!
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Comforter Stove Works
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:20 pm

I check mine at least every week. I just have brake line inserted thru a hole in the pipe so it's easy. I look for fly ash collecting around the end of the tubing too. Seems to need calibrated every other week. It's usually off a frog hair or less lol.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:23 pm

I use mine to spot check often. I zero it each time I use it.
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Re: checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: DennisH On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:46 pm

Yup - check mine a couple times a week.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

Re: checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:02 pm

I usually zero it out before firing up for the season and then don't usually mess with it again till I shut down. Maybe I'll check it this evening.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: KingCoal On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:00 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:I usually zero it out before firing up for the season and then don't usually mess with it again till I shut down. Maybe I'll check it this evening.


i was well under fire by the time i added the dyer to my set up and zero'd it at the time, but that was months ago now and the device is much warmer now than the day i installed it. don't know if that has anything to do with it.

i blew back thru the fitting into the pipe to drive any ash out and away from it too.

i was pretty shocked by how far off it was, my heat out put shot up pretty good after i slowed the draft to compensate.
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Comforter Stove Works
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:05 pm

I've noticed that after summer its off by .02.. I dunno if the fluid evaporates or what :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:23 pm

Lightning wrote:I've noticed that after summer its off by .02.. I dunno if the fluid evaporates or what :lol:


It evaporates in the low pressure environment of the draft that it is constantly exposed to.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: KingCoal On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:47 pm

great to know, thanks for adding that.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Comforter Stove Works
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:49 pm

Thanx for posting, and the heads up. Something else to keep in mind, when trying to squeak every last bit of performance out of these things. (Hey kingC, you beat me to the submit button) :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: KingCoal On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:30 pm

joeq wrote:Thanx for posting, and the heads up. Something else to keep in mind, when trying to squeak every last bit of performance out of these things. (Hey kingC, you beat me to the submit button) :)


yes it makes sense considering mine is pretty close to the stove and there is a constant suction toward the flue pipe.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Comforter Stove Works
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: checked your manometer zero setting lately ?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:43 am

I got in the habit of zeroing it every time I look at it, because it changes with how warm it is down there, and slightly with large atmospheric pressure swings. It's easy enough to pull the hose off and turn the dial.

At the beginning of this season, I had lost quite a bit of fluid. Screwed all the way in, I couldn't even hit zero.. So, I dig up the leftovers in the bottle that came with it, and dump some in. Forgot how fast it fills! Didn't feel like removing the excess, so now I have to subtract .03" from any reading .... :| :roll: :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
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