Barometric Damper Installation

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 Mon. Dec. 31, 2007 9:57 pm

Well I installed a barometric damper in my MK III in my basement about a month ago, never read the instructions till today, it shows a few ways not to install it, well Mine is installed in a place of a 90 deg, the pipe comes up from the back of the stove and I installed the Tee with the damper looking straight at me as the pipe going out is going right into the wall, should I take it apart and relocate the damper.

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2008 12:11 am

Its OK, a lot are mounted that way. It isnt perfect but will work pretty well and it makes it quite easy to clean the horizontal. You should check the draft with a meter, it could save you some coal.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2008 12:25 am

The instructions for the damper I use, Field Controls RC, indicate that where you have it is acceptable. That's where I have mine, works fine and maintains the draft at the set point of -.05" WC. The only odd fact is that the weight location does not correspond to the actual measured draft, but I rely on the manometer reading, not the weight location.
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