Baro setting

Baro setting

PostBy: bigchunk On: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:18 am

I just had a manometer test my draft. its set to .08... no more guessing. thought id throw that out there.
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Re: Baro setting

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:02 pm

So how accurate is the scale on your baro? Does it say .08 like the manometer? Do you have the "standard" Field Controls model RC baro?
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Re: Baro setting

PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:10 pm

I am lucky, mine is dead on at all settings.

Bk
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Re: Baro setting

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:55 pm

My baro setting is right on if it is not too windy or warm out. I set the baro to .04. When it is windy the manometer will read .05 even though the baro is not fully open. When is is warm out, the mano. will read as low as .02 even though the baro is not fully closed. Fire still burns well throughout that range so I don't try to "chase it" by resetting the baro. :)
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Re: Baro setting

PostBy: bigchunk On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:55 pm

a staff from my dealer came over drilled a hole in the pipe and read the manometer. he set it to .08 and said thats it dont change it. i said ok. thats all i know about it .
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Re: Baro setting

PostBy: traderfjp On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:15 pm

I run my stoker at .02-.04 depending on the outside temps.
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Re: Baro setting

PostBy: l40knocker On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:30 pm

I think the chimney has a lot to do with the accuracy of your baro setting.I had to play with mine to get it to the manufacturers recomended setting of .04. Using the manometer I have it set correctly but the baro is set at about .06. You have to use the markings on the baro as a guage and not as a particular setting. I agree that once you get it set correctly, let it do its job and leave it alone.
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Re: Baro setting

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:37 pm

Is .08 recommended for your appliance? I have not seen anyone else in here running one that high. I thought the average was .04-.06.

Kevin
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Re: Baro setting

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:53 pm

KLook wrote:Is .08 recommended for your appliance? I have not seen anyone else in here running one that high.

Harman recommends between .06 and .10 for my stove. I have experimented with everything from .02 to .08, and .08 seems to be the best. I think stoker stoves with combustion blowers are entirely different animals from draft-only appliances, and that's why they run at lower draft settings.
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Re: Baro setting

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:32 am

Thanks rberg, I missed that in here somewhere with all the reading. To much attention to the off topic posts I guess.

Kevin
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