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setting barometric damper?

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by shoeboxlen, Aug 18, 2009.

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  1. shoeboxlen

    shoeboxlen Member

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    I know you are supposed to use a draft meter and set you barometric damper to manufacturers specs but I do not have a draft guage and they are pretty pricey is there any other way to set the damper? any info would be greatly appriated.

    Len

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  2. mike1234

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    I kept guessing and guessing last year, finally broke down and bought one. They are 58.00 at Yukon-eagle.com. If you have a HVAC friend, they own one, or if you can find someone with one in your area, you could borrow it, you only really need to set it up once, although I guess I check mine once or month or so, just because it's there.

    I have read of ways to do it with just water in a tube, but I have no idea where I read that, or if it really works.
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    Before I bought my draft gauge, I used to build a hot fire and bring the stovepipe temperature up above 350 degrees. I then would set the weight on the barometric draft regulator to maintain that temperature. It is a crude way of adjusting it, but it works in a pinch or until you get the proper draft gauge.

    Only with a draft gauge will you truly have it set correctly.
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    I bought my Dwyer Manometer on Ebay also, $10 with tubing and fluid, never used. I have my new barometric damper set all the way "off" and it still flaps pretty good when I get a fire going so I'm curious what my readings will be when I actually take it out of the box and try it.
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