More Draft / Baro Damper Discussion

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator
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Location: Lehigh Twp, PA

Post Thu. Dec. 28, 2006 3:13 pm

Hello List--

While I believe a baro damper is not 100% necessary in MY APPLICATION, I do understand there are some finer points of draft control I just do not understand. Outside temperature change, atmospheric barometric pressure, height/length of flue & wind are just 4 variables one must consider for most efficent operation. How much these 4 variables effect a coal burn surely is different in every application since no two are exactly the same. I do not know if a properly installed and tweaked baro control would really help my system as I believe it works really well once the temps fall into the 30's and below. But having said that, I found a web site today which explains and offers a baro controller for solid and or gas fuel burns. They also sell models different than the one piece Tee you often see in the coal stove stores.
Lehigh Twp.
Northampton Co., PA

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Post Thu. Dec. 28, 2006 6:13 pm

I use the RC unit.

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