Dwyer Mark II Manometer

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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Post Sun. Oct. 02, 2011 12:22 pm

Straihgt in is good.

With the tube unplugged it should read zero. The level should be level. Idling it'll read -.01 to -.03ish. While running it'll be -.03 or -.04. If it gets much higher on a regular basis then you might end up doing what I had to do.... add another damper!
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Post Sun. Oct. 02, 2011 5:31 pm

ty guys,
were can I find some weights for the baro?
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Post Sun. Oct. 02, 2011 6:08 pm

Just add a washer under the weight....and adjust accordingly. Also, after a month or two, check the back of the baro and keep it clean, a small nylon(toothbrush) or brass brush to clean the ash off of it works good.
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Post Sun. Oct. 02, 2011 6:55 pm

Got it thank you
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Post Sun. Oct. 02, 2011 6:57 pm

Fred got any pics of the two baros
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Post Sun. Oct. 02, 2011 10:30 pm

WNY wrote:JUST BE CAREFUL filling it, it can over fill quite rapidly!
Freddy wrote:One tip: When adding the red oil... add slowly. It's easy to add a few drops more, but a pain in the butt to remove any!
:lol: This is funny. :lol: I see this posted many, many times and it never fails, "oops put to much in". I'm willing to bet probably better than 50%, including myself have overfilled them.
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Post Sun. Oct. 02, 2011 11:40 pm

yeah good thing there is plenty of oil in the kit.

ps: if you tip it back to try and soak some out carefull it will empty out the high port.
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Post Sun. Oct. 02, 2011 11:42 pm

on a digital mano do you have to set it to read diff and close one of the ports?
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Post Thu. Oct. 06, 2011 5:53 pm

While moving, all of the red oil leaked out of my manometer. I mixed some kerosene with 30 weight motor oil until it looked like it would be about the same viscosity os the original oil.

I looked on line for oil and found what was I think was a half pint. The cost with shipping was high enough that I did not order it.

Do you think red food coloring would stay mixed with my home brew of maono-oil? Of course I will have to buy red food coloring. I have little need for it in my cullinary preparations. Baking a frozen piza does not require red food coloring. :)
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Post Thu. Oct. 06, 2011 6:39 pm

You may be able to use marvel mystery oil :)

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Post Thu. Oct. 06, 2011 7:23 pm

Is Marval Mystery oil a colored light viscosity oil :?:
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Post Thu. Oct. 06, 2011 8:23 pm

grizzly2 wrote:Is Marval Mystery oil a colored light viscosity oil :?:
Yes,light and red. Is it a different viscosety than gauge oil ? I believe it is fairly close, and seem to remember someone else making mention of using it.

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Post Thu. Oct. 06, 2011 8:32 pm

If your specific gravity of it is around .826, then it should work.
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Post Fri. Oct. 07, 2011 6:54 am

Thanks guys. Good tip. :)
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Post Fri. Oct. 07, 2011 8:20 am

ValterBorges wrote:Fred got any pics of the two baros
I just put one opposite the other.
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