Asked by: Emerito Quargentanasked in category: General Last Updated: 16th January, 2020
How do you use a barometric damper?
Similarly, do you need a barometric damper on a wood stove?
A barometric damper should never be installed on a wood stove. It will allow cool air into the flue, both slowing flue gases and increasing the likelihood of the smoke condensing and forming creosote. A barometric damper will also cause very rapid feeding of a chimney fire if one were to start.
One may also ask, how does a barometric relief damper work? A Barometric Relief Damper is comprised of thin metal blades, or flaps. The damper provides a low resistance path for excess air to exit the building when indoor pressure exceeds outdoor pressure.
In respect to this, is a barometric damper needed?
Oil burners, which are forced draft (the fan pushes air into the combustion chamber), require a single-acting barometric damper. That's why we need to allow room air into the vent to balance the pressure, control the draft rate and allow the exhaust to flow up the chimney.
Do I need a vent damper for my boiler?
Steam boilers and flue dampers A flue damper is incredibly useful when you have a steam boiler installed in your home. The air in the pipes needs to escape through a vent, such as a flue damper, which will automatically open and close when excess air needs to be released.