Manometer Questions

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Post Thu. Sep. 18, 2008 11:36 am

I am awaiting my new rear vent hearth stove and will be venting through a masonry chimney (about 30 feet 6" clay tile liner). I won't have a power vent. How will a manometer be useful? It is a one time thing to confirm that everything is set up correctly? Can I eyeball the pressure situation through the glass and see a positive or negative pressure situation? Thanks

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Post Thu. Sep. 18, 2008 12:35 pm

Manometer measures the ACTUAL draft of the stove, you cannot just "guess" based on flame height or anything for that matter. It is not a one time deal, your draft should be checked every heating season, conditions, blowers, piping, ash buildup all have slight effects on it.

ALSO, you need it to set up your Baro damper correctly so it operates and keeps the correct draft on the stove.

Do a Search on Manoometer, this is a very discussed topic.

There is a Loaner Program for the Manometer, but you can also get them online for $20-25.
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Post Thu. Sep. 18, 2008 1:44 pm

I will get a manometer today. But with the stove venting into the chimney, how am I to access the baro or is it pretty self sufficient?

and am I correct that it is placed between the stove exhaust vent and the elbow?

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Post Thu. Sep. 18, 2008 2:43 pm

Hmm. Good question, not sure how much room you will have for the baro behind the stove/chimney. ??
is it a Stoker type or hand fired stove?
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 5:51 am

here is a link to a manometer
I bought mine there and it only took about 4 days to get.
http://www.coleparmer.com/Product/Dwyer ... W-68062-58

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Post Sat. Sep. 20, 2008 6:55 am

Thanks Guys. I ordered a Dwyer and an R/C . I believe the stove has to stay a couple of inches from the back because of the heat jacket and the need for air to be able to get to the baro

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