Bi-metal damper questions

Re: Bi-metal damper questions

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:54 am

[quote="freetown fred"]Hmmmmm, the human element---who-da thunk??????????????? :clap: toothy[/quote]

Like I say, "Why join a group that would have ME as a member! :lol: .....thanks for your support!
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: Bi-metal damper questions

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:49 pm

michaelanthony wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Hmmmmm, the human element---who-da thunk??????????????? :clap: toothy


Like I say, "Why join a group that would have ME as a member! :lol: .....thanks for your support!


And we're here for ya MA! :junmp:

Hey, best as I could measure with the stove running (it's hot back there!), the chain length on my stove from the flat coil tab to the flap attachment point is 10.75". Hope this helps you some.
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Bi-metal damper questions

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:53 pm

Thank you Vigil' I will check mine in the a.m. when the stove is a little cooler, by looking at it that sounds damn close though. One quick observation is with these "normal" temps and the house warmed through, I'm burning 20 - 25 lbs. max. :)
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: Bi-metal damper questions

PostBy: Rich W. On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:49 pm

Jumping in late, but interested, as I have been burning a Resolute (wood) for 30 years with this type of thermostat and recently added a Vigilant Multi-fuel (coal for me, finally!) with this thermostat. This to me sounds like a bimetal spring that is jammed or not responding. To my knowledge they do not go bad, but would like to hear from others. In my case, also a fireplace installation, the thermostat operates as others have described: set it, be patient; observe result! When at temp, damper closed, and flap very close to closed, the little flap sometimes claps, I suspect due to draft variation at the chimney top (25' of 6" stainless inside a flue tile lined masonry chimney). I do not have a baro, or room for it in the fireplace, and by some accounts should not need one on a thermostatically controlled stove. It would, I suspect, stop the clapping by absorbing the puffs, but I'm ok without one. At 450* on the griddle I'm seeing about 190* on the tee just behind the stove (rear exit). Any thoughts about keeping more heat in the stove and/or stopping the clapping would be welcome. BTW, I am burning nut, as when I burn pea I have to flow more air through the inlet, which I believe is taking more heat up and out. Thanks in advance for any feedback...I'm just 3 months into burning coal, but LOVING IT!
Rich W.
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Vigilant Multi-Fuel
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: System 2000 Oil Burner

Re: Bi-metal damper questions

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:02 pm

It strikes me with 450* on the top & 190* at your "T" you're keeping about as much heat in the stove as possible--as for the flap--if there are any vents on your ash door, try cracking them a tad--I personally have an MPD & keep it closed completely except when tending--common sense just tells me it keeps a bit more heat in the fire box--
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Bi-metal damper questions

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:19 pm

freetown fred wrote:-common sense just tells me it keeps a bit more heat in the fire box--


Now dagnabit there Freddy boy stop with the "common sense" stuff... You might confuse people... :lol: :D
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Bi-metal damper questions

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:39 pm

Welcome to the dark side Rich W. I think there is some truth to your theory, my stove sat on a porch for a couple seasons before I got it and the spring was overlooked on my part :oops: I took the insides out of the stove and cleaned it up real good and paid no attention to the fact the spring may have needed so gogo juice...oh well something for the spring list! :lol: or I should say spring spring list! Your temps seem in range and I also figured any heat I save with a baro will be lost by the baro! DOAH! here we go again. :shock: so I didn't bother spendin' 50 bucks for new Tee and baro...that's 333.33333333 lbs. of coal frig it.
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