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Damper or not?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by rover47, Oct 30, 2006.

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  1. rover47

    rover47 Member

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    Hi all, I just installed my new Jotul 602. I have done my break in fires. The stove appears to work normal except the surface temp. seems a little high (could be normal). I get 700 surface and around 200 on the pipe. I was wondering if I should have installed a damper in the pipe? Do the epa stoves need or benefit from one? Thanks, Jim

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The 602 likes to burn hot and can get away pretty quickly if one doesn't watch the air control. If you're having problems regulating the stove (it just wants to be on or off, with no in between), then a draft damper can really help. We had one on our (older) 602 and it made a nice difference in stove control.
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    Corie Minister of Fire

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    No reason for me to say anything else. BeGreen 'bout licked it!
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