manometer questions

manometer questions

PostBy: csstoker On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:36 am

I am awaiting my new rear vent hearth stove and will be venting through a masonry chimney (about 30 feet 6" clay tile liner). I won't have a power vent. How will a manometer be useful? It is a one time thing to confirm that everything is set up correctly? Can I eyeball the pressure situation through the glass and see a positive or negative pressure situation? Thanks
csstoker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth

Re: manometer questions

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:35 pm

Manometer measures the ACTUAL draft of the stove, you cannot just "guess" based on flame height or anything for that matter. It is not a one time deal, your draft should be checked every heating season, conditions, blowers, piping, ash buildup all have slight effects on it.

ALSO, you need it to set up your Baro damper correctly so it operates and keeps the correct draft on the stove.

Do a Search on Manoometer, this is a very discussed topic.

There is a Loaner Program for the Manometer, but you can also get them online for $20-25.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: manometer questions

PostBy: csstoker On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:44 pm

I will get a manometer today. But with the stove venting into the chimney, how am I to access the baro or is it pretty self sufficient?

and am I correct that it is placed between the stove exhaust vent and the elbow?
csstoker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth


Re: manometer questions

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:43 pm

Hmm. Good question, not sure how much room you will have for the baro behind the stove/chimney. ??
is it a Stoker type or hand fired stove?
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: manometer questions

PostBy: syncmaster On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:51 am

here is a link to a manometer
I bought mine there and it only took about 4 days to get.
http://www.coleparmer.com/Product/Dwyer ... W-68062-58
syncmaster
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: harmanVF3000 Coal/oil option
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: VF3000
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman VF3000

Re: manometer questions

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:57 am

Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: manometer questions

PostBy: csstoker On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:55 am

Thanks Guys. I ordered a Dwyer and an R/C . I believe the stove has to stay a couple of inches from the back because of the heat jacket and the need for air to be able to get to the baro
csstoker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth