Energy king 385ek not heating whole house

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maple1

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Sep 15, 2011
10,783
Nova Scotia
Looks like you need a good baro damper. For starters. I'm really surprised to see it that high though - your chimney didn't look outrageously high? I would be aiming for .06, .08 max. For a starting point. You're almost .2, or 3x what I'm thinking it should be. The other guys should be along soon for more input.
 
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Benjamin5985

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Feb 1, 2021
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New York
So if I install a barometric dampener my issue is my stove pipe is on a angle how to I install it like that? I read if has to be completely vertical to work properly
 

salecker

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Aug 22, 2010
1,437
Northern Canada
After you install the baro housing the baro can be turned in the housing to make it level
So if you install the baro housing on the side of the angled pipe,then you can install the baro in the housing level.
On the angled side like the side where you made your hole for the gauge.
 
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Benjamin5985

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Feb 1, 2021
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After you install the baro housing the baro can be turned in the housing to make it level
So if you install the baro housing on the side of the angled pipe,then you can install the baro in the housing level.
On the angled side like the side where you made your hole for the gauge.
Perfect! Thank you!!
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
6,276
NE Ohio
That's perfect, as long as that tee will fit your pipe.
You can also buy the baro with a saddle tee, then you just cut a hole in you pipe and clamp tee on.
 

brenndatomu

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brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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High draft makes it easy to overfire the furnace and can damage it...some signs of such would be fried paint on the front...I know you said that was your fault, but it would not have happened so fast if high draft wasn't in play.
 
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Benjamin5985

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High draft makes it easy to overfire the furnace and can damage it...some signs of such would be fried paint on the front...I know you said that was your fault, but it would not have happened so fast if high draft wasn't in play.
awesome info!! Looks like the baro dampener will be hereTuesday def can’t wait to see how it helps
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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Keep in mind there very well may still be other things will need to be addressed as far as getting the heat down to the baby's bedroom...but first things first...proper draft is basic wood furnace setup 101.
 

Benjamin5985

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Feb 1, 2021
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New York
Keep in mind there very well may still be other things will need to be addressed as far as getting the heat down to the baby's bedroom...but first things first...proper draft is basic wood furnace setup 101.
I will def take care of that my goal is .06

what other suggestion is next after this
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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NE Ohio
I will def take care of that my goal is .06

what other suggestion is next after this
-0.06" is OK...but if you can get down to -0.04" and it still makes good heat for you, then that is even better.
Once you get the draft in spec then you need to run it for a few days to see what's what.
Might need to get some plenum/duct temps and pressures...which you can use your new manometer to measure...
 

Benjamin5985

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Feb 1, 2021
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Just to be sure too I’m suppose to be hooked up to the low side of the manometer?

and that’s a question for y’all if the pressure is low and so is the temps what’s that solution?
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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NE Ohio
Just to be sure too I’m suppose to be hooked up to the low side of the manometer?
The way you have it is right.
if the pressure is low and so is the temps what’s that solution?
We'll cross that bridge if we come to it...but it might involve changing those filters around, changing fan speeds, changing duct damper/register settings...etc...
 

Benjamin5985

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Feb 1, 2021
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The way you have it is right.

We'll cross that bridge if we come to it...but it might involve changing those filters around, changing fan speeds, changing duct damper/register settings...etc...
sounds great! After the baro dampener gets installed I’m gonna put in the merv 4

right now it’s merv 6 they came in first
 

Benjamin5985

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Feb 1, 2021
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New York
So I got everything installed but ocd about safety so I wanna make sure I did it right

can I cut pipe to make it for better? That’s firstbecause I cut it but if I gotta go get sections I def will.
I cut the bottom to go into the t for the clean out and that goes into the stove
I cut the section coming off the top sweep

here is a load of pictures please tell me what ya think

I prob should have went and grab the angle grinder kinda was lazy after today’s work load
 

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Benjamin5985

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Feb 1, 2021
83
New York
is it ok to cut pipe like I did?

And does it look somewhat right?

the bottom pipe had a knurle on it but I cut it out that went into the bottom t so I can make it fit
 

JRHAWK9

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Jan 8, 2014
1,674
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Looks good, but your BD NEEDS to be level both horizontally and vertically. Hard to tell from the photo, but the tee doesn't look like it is...???