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Range91

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New draft stop
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:10:16 PM »

So I have always been disappointed with the constant smoke out of my chimney while idle so I decided to do something about it. The stock draft stop is pretty piss poor even though it is fool proof it doesn't ever 100% seal. I had a throttle body around and was able to get a good buy on the belimo actuator so decided to remount fan and change it up. The actuator is a tfb120 spring return which I wired up an outlet off my aquastat to plug into. So far it's been working great I see less smoke out my chimney and hope to see less creosote as well. A pic of the setup still have some tweaking to do with actuator mounting. I also want to say that I am very happy with this stove this is the second stove I have had at same location and this thing is superior to the other. I believe they all have there pros and cons but I have been happy with my choice in this stove.
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Re: New draft stop
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 04:36:24 PM »

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Re: New draft stop
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 06:59:29 PM »

Do you think the insulation helps, I thought about it but didn't know if it would be good for the pumps to be covered up. That 34-44 is an awesome boiler, I would like to try some coal in mine sometime.
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Re: New draft stop
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 07:05:01 PM »

I wouldn’t cover the pumps, they already run hot, no need to make em even more so.
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Re: New draft stop
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 08:12:30 PM »

Do you think the insulation helps, I thought about it but didn't know if it would be good for the pumps to be covered up. That 34-44 is an awesome boiler, I would like to try some coal in mine sometime.
I believe it helps not much for insulation on the back. I have an ecm pump mounted in the house. Originally my 15-58 was out there but I got pissed off when I had to re-plumb back of the stove to draw from the bottom unlike what the manual said. Not a lot of room back there. Used my 15-58 for my secondary loop. I have not tried coal do to the fact I'm getting wood for cheap or free and have no coal source like that.
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Re: New draft stop
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 08:25:18 PM »

Excellent idea. That's the worst attribute of an Ultimizer as far as I'm concerned. Now if they'd do that from the factory and add an external thermometer and/or fan switch so a guy doesn't need to open the back door, they'd be top notch
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