Barometric control on EFM stoker

Barometric control on EFM stoker

PostBy: Fireboy On: Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:11 am

My Electric Furnace Man coal stoker has been running well for years and years, acually for decades. A visitor commented that I should have a barometric control on it. It sits in the basement, four feet from a stone foundation and the flu into a two story lined brick chimney. When adjusted right for coal feed and air it burns very well. I heat a two story house with about three tons of coal supplemented by a wood burner on a separate chimney. Do I really need to add a barometric control for my EFM stoker?
Much appreciated,
Fireboy
Fireboy
 

PostBy: coalburner On: Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:48 pm

I think that it allows some air from your room to pass up the chimney instead of being sucked through the stove maybe causing you to burn more fuel than necessary.
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PostBy: Fireboy On: Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:37 pm

Thanks. Very likely true. The stove pipe, however, has never been very warm. :) Am I correct that any danger of coal gas would be less without the barometric control?

Fireboy

PS: just cleaned the EFM today, ready for another year!
Fireboy
 

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