SMITTY wrote:Yeah things will change quite a bit draft-wise with another 20° - 30° drop in temps.
My chimney is pulling CRAZY draft since I cleaned it this April. What a difference!
Then I go and burn wood in it ...
I'm On Fire wrote:Yeah, having the Hopper and a large fire pot is good. Unless you have to shut down with a full load. Like I have to do now.
Woke up to a draft of .01" this morning. It was supposed to be 39° but it is 47°. I turned the stove up and told my wife to turn the stove up during the day to keep the draft up. She'll have to open windows throughout the day. I need to put the draft inducer back on somehow. Which sucks because the motor is going to be 6" from the stove so I need to come up with a heat shield. My chimney sucks. I think it's because of the two maple trees that are on my property. They are on the same side as my chimney and they are massive, the branches hang low. I wanted to have them cut down but I got a price of $4k for each. Too many hazards. Power, my house, septic system, my neighbor's house and his septic system.
I guess I won't shake it down. I'll let it ash over and choke itself out.
EarthWindandFire wrote:I have given some thought to installing a Photohelic gauge/switch tied into an alarm or auto-dialer that would alert me if the draft fell below a set reading. I'm sure others have done this and it would be interesting to hear feed-back on this before making an investment in time and money?
I'm On Fire wrote:Lightning,
I had the loading door open last night before I went to bed. I closed it when I went to bed. I instructed my wife to keep an eye on it today and turned it up before I went to work. She opened the loading door a smidge too. Last I heard draft was at .04" that was at 8am. I just texted her to see what it is now since the temps outside went up.