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What do I know when/ how to control flu draft?

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by kshultz, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. kshultz

    kshultz New Member

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    Well tonight I just fired up for the first time my wood boiler. A lot of hard work & planning finally paying off, my wife thinks I'm totally crazy! I get sooo excited. Anyway, do I need to buy an instrament or something to know what my flu draft is? I have a solid pipe from my boiler to the flue with no test ports/holes...yet. Can you give me some suggestions please. I don't have the recommended draft on hand but I know that it is listed in the owners manual. Thank You, Kevin

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  2. mysticfalcon

    mysticfalcon New Member

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    For a wood boiler you really shouldn't have a barometric damper. Basically you just want to use the damper on the boiler. On mine I leave it open untill my chimney starts really pulling and then Ive got to shut it almost all the way. Whenever I completely close it smoke starts coming out the secondary air ports. Nice looking boiler. I love mine. Havent burned a drop of oil for heat or hot water in 2 weeks but I am very quickly wishing that I had the money for storage.
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