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Barometric damper shoots out smoke into my house

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by alan Read, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. alan Read

    alan Read New Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    I have recently installed a Ardent 101 furnace and am noticing puffs of smoke shooting from the barometric damper. I have added another foot to my chimney and installed a fresh air vent that goes right to stoves air intake. Any idea what's wrong ?

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  2. blades

    blades Minister of Fire

    Nov 23, 2008
    WI, Milw
    Cold chimney to start- insufficient draft, insufficient air supply-not running hot enough or throttling back to soon, wet wood as in moisture content above 20% in the middle of split, barometric damper installed in horizontal flue pipe. possible problem with self regulating air intake( never been a fan of these as most use a bi-metalic coil that never seem to work correctly)
    If the unit is huffing solid indication of insufficient combustion air supply. The kicker here is the self regulating damper on the combustion air in take.

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