Baro Setting

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 Thu. Feb. 05, 2009 9:18 am

I just had a manometer test my draft. its set to .08... no more guessing. thought id throw that out there.

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Post Fri. Feb. 13, 2009 7:02 pm

So how accurate is the scale on your baro? Does it say .08 like the manometer? Do you have the "standard" Field Controls model RC baro?
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Post Fri. Feb. 13, 2009 10:10 pm

I am lucky, mine is dead on at all settings.

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Post Sat. Feb. 14, 2009 4:55 pm

My baro setting is right on if it is not too windy or warm out. I set the baro to .04. When it is windy the manometer will read .05 even though the baro is not fully open. When is is warm out, the mano. will read as low as .02 even though the baro is not fully closed. Fire still burns well throughout that range so I don't try to "chase it" by resetting the baro. :)
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Post Thu. Feb. 19, 2009 7:55 pm

a staff from my dealer came over drilled a hole in the pipe and read the manometer. he set it to .08 and said thats it don't change it. I said ok. thats all I know about it .

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Post Thu. Feb. 19, 2009 9:15 pm

I run my stoker at .02-.04 depending on the outside temps.
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Post Fri. Feb. 20, 2009 3:30 pm

I think the chimney has a lot to do with the accuracy of your baro setting.I had to play with mine to get it to the manufacturers recomended setting of .04. Using the manometer I have it set correctly but the baro is set at about .06. You have to use the markings on the baro as a guage and not as a particular setting. I agree that once you get it set correctly, let it do its job and leave it alone.
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Post Fri. Feb. 20, 2009 3:37 pm

Is .08 recommended for your appliance? I have not seen anyone else in here running one that high. I thought the average was .04-.06.

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Post Fri. Feb. 20, 2009 6:53 pm

KLook wrote:Is .08 recommended for your appliance? I have not seen anyone else in here running one that high.
Harman recommends between .06 and .10 for my stove. I have experimented with everything from .02 to .08, and .08 seems to be the best. I think stoker stoves with combustion blowers are entirely different animals from draft-only appliances, and that's why they run at lower draft settings.
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Post Sat. Feb. 21, 2009 8:32 am

Thanks rberg, I missed that in here somewhere with all the reading. To much attention to the off topic posts I guess.

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