Barometric Damper Tee

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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 5:52 am

Can a barometric damper in a tee be used as the clean out for your stove pipe? Can they be easily removed to vacuum out the stove pipe and be reinstalled without them having to be readjusted?
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 6:42 am

Should be able to, there are quite a few on here that have it hooked up that way.
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 6:58 am

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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 9:54 am

I think he means like this..?? Putting the TEE / Baro at the top at the horizontal section.
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 2:18 pm

Yeah WnY like that where the height of the stove pipe is limited is how I would have to set it up. I just want to make sure it's going to be alright and it's going to work correctly without having to readjust it every time it's removed to be vacuumed out.

Is this one alright?
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 2:38 pm

The pic is of a "bull head" TEE and it will be fine. Most of us run the RC model baro, about $10 more.
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 2:47 pm

Why remove the baro?? just hold it open and use a vacuum with an extension tube to clean out the bottom of the horizontal section of the flue.. as long as you don't bend/twist or otherwise tramatize the flapper, the baro should stay in adjustment.

You can easlily chect to see if the flue needs cleaning, just hold open the flap and look inside with a flashlight,, if the fly ash is getting more than 1" deep, the vacuum it out..

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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 3:01 pm

most use the RC baro, a bit more sensative in adjustments. But the other may work just fine...

Check http://patriot-supply.com/products/showitem.cfm/1940
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 6:08 pm

Thanks guys, I just saw that baro tee, it was black and it said for coal on it so I picked it up. Before this I was planning on getting the RC model in the black tee which so far I've seen it for about $75.

I'll just go with the RC tee. Thanks guys :)
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 6:20 pm

Hey, somebody else is posting photos of my stove!!! :P
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 6:25 pm

Find your local heating and ventilation contractor supply house, a new RC is about $28 there.
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 6:27 pm

Yep, $26.66 when I bought the 6" for the stoker on 01/26/08, but only the gray one, not the stylish black model.
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 6:59 pm

I'm getting a black one for the Axeman since I'm going formal. :)
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Post Fri. Sep. 19, 2008 11:30 pm

Field Controls says specifically "With oil or solid fuels, the bull head tee is not recommended"

http://www.fieldcontrols.com/draftcontrol.php

Guessing it doesn't make much of a real-world difference?
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Post Sat. Sep. 20, 2008 7:47 am

The instructions for my RC show the "bullhead" position as OK for oil and solid fuel, that's why I installed it there. I noticed the instructions have changed. Having it in that position may be a little unsightly but it does make the horizontal run to the thimble easy to check and clean. It may have been changed because that position is neither horizontal or vertical and makes weight position difficult to set without a manometer.

The draft on the stove is well regulated and remains constant, though. That's all that matters.
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