setting the draft?

setting the draft?

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:39 pm

Got a new hitzer 50-93 a week ago. Works awesome. I am wondering how to arrive at a correct draft setting on this stove. It has a bi metal automatic damper and the website says a barometric is not required but is recommended, but makes no mention on settings etc. Nor does the manual that came with the stove. Does anyone know what the correct setting/s are? Also when would you meter it? With an automatic damper I would think it is logic that when the automatic damper is closed the draft will be less than when the automatic damper is fully open. Also what are average stove pipe temps for low and high burns. Im just wondering if my draft is too high. Right now its approx. .07 with the automatic damper approx. halfway open and my stove pipe is very hot to the touch. Was over .10 but I opened up an thimble in the basement that was used at one time for another stove that was hooked up to the same flue (which I know is a no-no) which lowered the draft to .07 Thanks for any replies! :)
Stoker6268
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93

Re: setting the draft?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:46 pm

Having the barometric damper set to just begin cracking open at 0.04" of water column draft seems popular. That's how I have mine set.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Re: setting the draft?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:41 pm

Please close the basement thimble and seal it. If a door or window in the basement is opened intentionally or accidentally a down draft could fill the home with C.O. in a matter of seconds!
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Re: setting the draft?

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:51 am

Dont worry I already did. I have monoxide detectors on all three floors too
Thanks
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93

Re: setting the draft?

PostBy: ShawninNY On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:37 am

Stoker , I'm not sure if you got your answer , my stoves paper work ( Waterford STanley) has -04 water gauge, but the stoves fire fence has -06 WG embossed on it , with a nice fire my max draft is -06 chimney will run around 250-290* when it's time to reload chimney temp will be down to 200* with a draft of -04 . Do you have 2 stove thermometers? 1 for chimney and 1 for stove body ? That will help you figure out where to set your baro, -04 draft is the # I see the the most on this forum , by having it set at -07 you may be burning a lil more coal than you have to, but I don't think you'll damage anything! Good luck.
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Re: setting the draft?

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:53 am

Thanks Larry and Shawn. Set it at .04 and all seems good. Was hovering steady around .10 before i put the damper on!
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