Newbie With Question

Newbie With Question

PostBy: caper1175 On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:10 pm

Hello all - I'm new to the forum, and coal, so please bear with me. Could somebody tell me what this is and when I should use it? The furnace is a Viking Junior if that helps. I have plenty more questions but I'll start with this. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Newbie With Question

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:25 pm

Do you mean the square flap with the chain? What does the chain connect to?

It could be a cleanout or draft regulator. More pics might help.
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Re: Newbie With Question

PostBy: caper1175 On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:51 pm

Thanks for the response. Yes, square flap with the chain attached. The chain runs to the front of the furnace and you need to manually pull the chain and hook it off to keep the flap open. I'll take a few more pics from different angle tomorrow.
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Re: Newbie With Question

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:21 pm

I'd say it is a draft diverter or reducer.
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Re: Newbie With Question

PostBy: Tamecrow On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:07 pm

It's a draft reducer. The newer Viking Junior's didn't have this. Just leave it closed and install a baro damper in the stove pipe.

Terry
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