Dollar bill test

Kyle19 Posted By Kyle19, Aug 16, 2011 at 3:11 PM

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  1. Kyle19

    Member 2.

    Jun 17, 2010
    Rockland County, NY
    I have a question regarding the dollar bill test. I understand what it is and how to do it I was just wondering how tight of a seal do you guys consider to be tight? In other words do you guys put a bill into your doors and your not able to pull it out at all for fear of it ripping in half, or is a little resistance when pulling it out considered to be a successful test as well? I understand if you can pull it out easily obviously you have a problem. Just wanted to get your feedback. Thanks for the help.
  2. begreen

    Mooderator 2.
    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    South Puget Sound, WA
    You should feel some tension resistance when pulling on the bill. It should need a tug to come out. If the dollar comes out easily with little or no resistance, or drops down into the stove, that is a bad seal.
  3. jimbom

    Combustion Analyzer 2.

    Dec 19, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    This is about the only thing I have done for a dollar since catching the wood stove addiction.

    I was sorry to read that EPA has come out with a new regulation updating the standards for the dollar bill test. Since the dollar has been downgraded and is puny and weak it no longer gives good results. Now we will have to use a five. First the dictionary cord and now this. Where will it all end?
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