Exactly!So if no baro, what do they recommend to do if you have too much chimney draft? Surely they wouldn't want it operated in an overdraft situation?
(Getting some deja vu here....)
Oh these guys are killing me!! If there's even one person there with a college degree, it came from a Cracker Jack box!Don’t think I have enough background on the topic of stove design, however they referred to their stoves as a “forced draft” stove and the stove was designed to account for high drafts. It was mentioned that adding a baro results to the stove not pulling a proper draft during the burn cycle. Also, they are concerned I might end up with another explosion of unburned gases.
All fair points.
They mentioned the key to troubleshooting and wood stove is to limit changing to many variables at once.
Right now it was suggested to only use the draft blower for cold starts and load smaller splits on the hot ambers and larger splits on top. Also play with loading different amounts of wood. This is a tough one for the overnight burns, which first floor temps reach ~88 degrees when the stove hits peak heat output.
On the flip side, I have not had any back puffing and the section above the fire box (area the stove pipe is connected to) has just a small amount of fine ash. This tells me I am not longer having a creosol issue (fyi same wood, different stove).
Don't see a price anywhere...but the only dampers I can find are backdraft dampers for the ductwork...https://www.woodlanddirect.com/Fire-Chief-FC1500-Indoor-Wood-Burning-Furnace
Anybody know exactly what that $51 draft damper accessory is? 'Draft' I would equate with combustion air or chimney draft. But is it rather a duct damper? If so, why do they call it 'draft' damper? Haven't seen anything like that before, but I also don't do ducts.
Yes, and that's a maximum of -0.08", not minimum! Those guys need to read their own manual!Did you see where it also mentioned fire hazards several times - the first hazard listed being draft over 0.08"?
I have read the manual. With that said, the original release of the manual last season was a copy and paste from their previous stoves, which operate different from the newer style stoves.I'm guessing it's safe to assume the home owner didn't read the manual either.