Damper Placement

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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Post Thu. Oct. 02, 2008 5:40 am

Hello All,
Setting up my LL Top Vent and was wondering about the best placement for the barometric damper. Should I come off the top with a "T" with damper installed or should I have more distance away from the stove? Going to be using an SWG powervent. I bought a Field Controls damper with the kit for putting into a length of pipe. The more I look at it the more I want to use a "T" for a tighter and cleaner connection. Thoughts? Thanks!

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon
Location: Cuba, NY

Post Thu. Oct. 02, 2008 7:25 am

Do search this has been discussed numerous times, refer to http://www.fieldcontrols.com website instruction manual for the RC baro installation. it gives you examples of where and where NOT to put it.

Here';s the manual for the RC
**Broken Link(s) Removed**It is NOT recommended to put the Baro in a TEE, it should be placed in a Straight section of pipe, refer to Field Controls Website for installation instructions and recommendations. You can still have the TEE for clean out purposes, but should be capped. Yes, it is a cleaner install, but even field controls does not recommend it.

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