KingCoal wrote:all of the sales and operation stuff i've seen for the Locke warm mornings and the later warm morning stove company units shows and mentions a Baro. being included with the stoves at purchase. i'm pretty sure there is a copy around the forum recommending -.04 as the max. setting.
Well in the past I have used both a Vermont Vigilant and a Hitzer 50-93 both very nice stoves and worked well for me, but with neither did I use a MPD or a Baro as they were not recommended for use with those stoves because of the automatic thermostat system, and being similar to the Warm Morning. Also back then I didn't have a manometer so I never knew what the draft was that they were pulling.
So I was curious on your experience, as I have read pretty much the same info. And not wanting to get into the MPD/Baro Debate, but from one Warm Morning Manual which lists the 400:
"A barometric draft control should be installed in the second section of straight flue pipe above the heater (unless the natural draft of the chimney is barely adequate). See back page
." and from the back page, "A barometric draft control is recommended for nearly all installations to maintain a steady chimney draft, to prevent overheating and to save fuel. It is not necessary if the flue draft is barely adequate. Your Warm Morning dealer can supply a Barometric Draft Control for a small additional cost. The control should be installed as the second joint of pipe and above the hand turn damper. If it is more convenient to install it in the horizontal section of flue pipe, then follow instructions included with control."
So from what I gather from the instructions is to us a MPD regardless and that a baro should be used unless you have a poor draft. But here is one thing that I am thinking is that the Warm Morning was designed to burn Bit well and that being said, that the instructions were written around using Bituminous coal, and not so much for Anthracite
KingCoal wrote:if you have time and are so inclined you should install a "T" in your black pipe and install a Baro. for a while and see how it goes, then cap the "T" shut and try that a while and report back. many people will be interested in your experiences.
Well being that my draft is higher than the .04, averaging around .05-.08 with the MPD set at about a 45-60 degrees I'm thinking of adding the baro this weekend. just need to figure the best location for my setup and I guess I'll find out from there.