Baro Damper Sticking

Baro Damper Sticking

PostBy: bperowski On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:20 am

Hey guys and gals, my baro damper is sticking, and I really don't want to shut it down and replace it. I have an oil burner, but have not bought oil in 2 years. Although its a small stove, it works real well to heat the house.

Does anyone have a "fix" to this dilema? I'm trying to set the damper as one would a manual one. For the most part, been doing pretty well, Friday night killed me. Tended the fire at 10:30 pm, Woke up at 4:00 am and felt the chill. The fire had burned out, and there was no save!

Any ideas would be helpful.

Thanks,

Bruce
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Re: Baro Damper Sticking

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:32 am

Clean it good and make sure the pins are clean too. Maybe a drop a oil on the pins
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Re: Baro Damper Sticking

PostBy: TimV On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:42 am

Sounds like yours stuck closed so it increased draft.
The oil helps WNY says.
Mine just did same thing. I found the flap when moved to extreme right was catching if it dropped closed and would not open. I bent the pin hole tabs(pivot points twoards each other so it would not slide as far to the right and it cured it well enough till I bought a new Field Control RC.
My original is a "Guess Who " brand I am sure came from china ( I wonder who did the safety testing Wong Fatso most likely) purchased at local hardware store.
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Re: Baro Damper Sticking

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:07 am

Mine does that every so often. It's on the oil burner stack & not on my stovepipe, but it affects the draft quite a bit. I spray the pins with carb cleaner or throttle body cleaner to get all the dust off (draft sucks all fumes up) then spray them with a light lubricant. WD-40 sucks -- I have a few cans of that crap left, so I use it on that, but I have to apply it every few days. Tranny fluid would probably work better.
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