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Seton Boiler - change to damper actuator?

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by JMann, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. JMann

    JMann Member

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    Not sure if this exists or if this this would work but here goes:

    Has anyone changed / upgraded their damper actuator to not only shut at a high temp, but also to shut at a low temp - say... 140*?

    Was thinking that since I don't have storage, it may buy me some time during those cold mornings when you forgot to set the alarm and are praying for a few hot coals...

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  2. paragonbuilders

    paragonbuilders New Member

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    Sounds like a good idea to me. I may just do that on my greenwood when I set it up!
    Dan
  3. Quincy

    Quincy New Member

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    Jmann I put a 12 hour crank timer on my damper works good I usually crank it to 6 hours .This allows for a few hot coals in the firebox the damper closes on time out hope this helps.
  4. Jesse-M

    Jesse-M Member

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    That does sound like a good idea........
  5. JMann

    JMann Member

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    Gotta like for that timer? If not, can you forward the manufacturer and model number? I'd like to see what it looks like...

    Thanks,
  6. 2.beans

    2.beans Minister of Fire

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    would be easy to do but you would have to trick it everytime you needed to get the fire going and if you loaded it with not so good wood it could shut down before it really got going. i would try the timer.

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