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Draft Hood

STEVEN MARKS Member Posts: 154
I am replacing my existing oil burner with a Carlin gas burner. Is it necessary to replace the existing draft regulator with a draft hood? I was told I need to install a draft hood with a spill switch but I do not have the height. If I install the draft hood the vent will be pitched the wrong way.



  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,983
    Not a draft hood

    a double-swing barometric with blocked-flue switch.

    If you're thinking of doing the conversion yourself- don't. This is not a DIY project. Hire a knowledgeable, experienced pro who has the proper equipment to set up a burner.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • Jim Davis_3
    Jim Davis_3 Member Posts: 578

    Steamhead is absolutely correct.  Whoever recommended a drafthood should be avoided for any further advise!!!