Manometer Placement (Pic Attached)

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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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman SF-250
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Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 2:51 pm

I was hoping someone could advise me on where to put a manometer. Can it go after the barometric damper? On my stove, the damper comes a few inches from the stove (no room to put the Mano before the Baro).

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Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 2:57 pm

The manometer needs to go between the stove and the barometric damper.

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Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 5:11 pm

Put it right at the stove outlet.

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Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 5:30 pm

Drill a small hole, maybe 1/8", place copper or steel tubing in the hole, this is where the manometer will hook up to so the plastic hose doesn't melt.
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Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 6:59 pm

Heres a link to another mano thread that might help....


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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
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Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 8:21 pm

No no no, the mano gets mounted on the wall...only insert the metal tube in the pipe...geez guys. :doh:

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