wood stove damper problem please help.

RoosterBoy Posted By RoosterBoy, Oct 2, 2006 at 1:57 AM

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  1. RoosterBoy

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    hay guys just installed new wood stove and started my first fire. when i get the stack temps up to 400 450 i close the damper and i don't notice the fire dampening down it stays the same almost like the damper dose nothing. temperature here to day is in the 70s
    outside im trying to get the stove to burn with the air tubs like i saw at the store but dose not work. what do you think it could be
    that i have to much draft ?

    thanks
    Jason
     
  2. elkimmeg

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    little more info is needed like stove age chimney set up
     
  3. RoosterBoy

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    hay don stove is bran new avalon Olympic chimney size is a total of 14 feet from the top of the stoves flu outlet to the top of the chimney and use 6 inch ht103 my stack temps do go down when i close the chimney bypass damper on the top but when i close the bottom air control damper nothing happens the fire dose not slow down from lack of oxygen.

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    Jason
     
  4. elkimmeg

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    Possibly since it was in the 70's the draft was just supporting the fire and air vollulme made no difference.

    Draft is better with a temp differential between inside and outside temps. Wait till its colder then give it a go
     
  5. CrazyAboutOrchids

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    Check the door gasket. I have a Lopi Freedom - same manufacturer - same air controls - and the door gasket on ours wasn't 100% after the first year - we had those run away drafts. Replaced the door gasket - got control of the fire again.
     
  6. RoosterBoy

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    thanks elk so your saying when it's warm out the chimney remains more balanced and allows air from the outside to get down into the stove. but when it's cold out the draft is so strong that the air only go's one way and that's up so air cant come down and feed the fire? therefore air from inside your house is needed to regulate the fire

    do i have that right?

    thanks
    Jason
     
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