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
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 !!