Draft

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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kenny007
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stratford, Chappee
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Post Thu. Mar. 12, 2009 7:48 pm

Hello,
I have just installed my stratfor sc75. Running fine- nice heat, I have installed a baro and I am confused where to set it,
I have taken some draft measurments about 2 inches from the back of the stove (baro is close to back of stove)
with the door open its about .09, with the door closed its sbout .07, the temp here is about 35 degrees,
where should I put the weight???
Thanks ALL

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the snowman
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Post Thu. Mar. 12, 2009 10:33 pm

post some pictures of your setup.

the snowman

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rockwood
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Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)
Location: Utah

Post Thu. Mar. 12, 2009 11:05 pm

If .07 is a constant reading you get while the stove is operating (normal heat output)I think the draft is a bit high.
I would shoot for .04/.05 (inches of water column) for a hand fired stove but other members on this forum may have a differing opinion so check out the links below to help decide what to set it at.
BTW, you don't want to set the baro when it's windy out because wind can drastically affect draft readings.
Manometer Install
Install a Barometric Damper on a Stoker Stove/Furnace?
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kenny007
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Post Fri. Mar. 13, 2009 6:31 am

Well Guys heres what she looks like...
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9mmruger
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Post Fri. Mar. 13, 2009 9:28 am

Beautiful setup. Looks very nice.

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rewinder
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Post Fri. Mar. 13, 2009 11:50 am

Boy Kenny, that's going to pump out some majhor heat compared to your old VigI!! Looks great.

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grizzly2
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Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.
Location: Whippleville, NY

Post Fri. Mar. 13, 2009 3:23 pm

Nice Stratford :!: Looks a lot like the Hitzers and Alaska Kodiak. Your brickwork is beautiful. :up:
The only redeeming value of winter is that I can have a fire in my stove.

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Post Fri. Mar. 13, 2009 7:16 pm

Thanks Guys,
This Thing put out some serious heat!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Nothing like the old Vigilant, great stove though... I will miss her ...
I don't even have to put on the blower... Keeps the house @ 1800 square feet about 70 degrees..
Top her off in the morning @ 600 am and come home @ 600 pm and she is still @ 350-400 degrees. Shake her and top
off and good till next morning, empty ash pan one a day...
Still trying to figure out the damper.... I will figure it out soon, hopefully...
Thanks Again
Ken

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kenny007
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Post Fri. Mar. 13, 2009 7:21 pm

P.S.
Anyone looking for a good used vigilant with the coal kit???
Pm me
Ken

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Post Sun. Mar. 15, 2009 6:03 pm

kenny007 wrote:P.S.
Anyone looking for a good used vigilant with the coal kit???
Pm me
Ken
Don't know if I can pm because i'm so new. Yes, interested in your stove.
Where are you at and how much?

Thanks,
Rob

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Post Sun. Mar. 15, 2009 7:37 pm

Hello,
check your pm ...

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Post Mon. Mar. 16, 2009 5:26 pm

Thanks for the info kenny.

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