Adamiscold wrote:I'm figuring brand new stove, so everything should be as tight as it possibly can be. I've been reading all the new postings and they have one on Barometric draft controls am I to assume that a Barometric draft control is nothing more then the winged damper control inside the exhaust stack and it adjusts automatically for you so you never have to touch it?
I guess I was hoping for an easier answer, like a yes or a no.
Here's the deal:
If you have a "proper" draft (a well built chimney, or a properly installed external flue, with a good, consistant draft) then yes, you can do all your control merely from the air-flow on the stove. My Mom runs a Mk2 and a Mk3 and has no dampers, manual or otherwise, anywhere in her system. And they run fabulously, and solidly.
Manual damper you have to adjust occasionally, depending on atmospheric and wind conditions.
A baro simply opens to let extra air into the chimney/pipe when it needs it, such as when you have a wind gust, and if it's installed on a well drafting chimney, will actually _help_ with the burn control via the stove air inlet.
So, yes. All things being "good" in stove land, you _can_ run the stove, and control your heat output with nothing other than the air vent on the bottom and close adjustment thereof. (I think the Mk 2 runs "typically" with the vent open 2-fins of a turn, and "high" is about a full turn).