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Oxygen Reading

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I'm just curious. What's everyone's oxygen reading when you start up your combustion analyzer? Ours is 20.9%.
8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab

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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Me 2, on both a Bacharach Insight Plus, and a UEI 155.
    When I'm done taking a reading I usually let it run until i have 20.9% 02 & 0 ppm CO before shutting it down.

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  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    So do I. I'm told it clears the CO sensor and makes it last longer.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,542
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    20.9 is the number
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    TinmanSolid_Fuel_ManAlan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    If the probe isn’t in flue pipe, that’s what you’re going to get.
    Steve Minnich
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    Amazing how smart you can be and still know nothing.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,573
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    Amazing how smart you can be and still know nothing.

    Welcome to my world. The percentage of oxygen in the air is the same at high altitude. There is however much less air.

    Analyzers read 20.9 at 11,000' just like sea level.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,336
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    Hello, Isn't the problem in the article just that they didn't explain their metrics? At sea level you get 100% of that 20.9%. On top of Everest, you get only 33% of that same 20.9%. Otherwise at sea level, with their 100%, it would be way to easy to literally set the world on fire :o Methinks that article needed a better editor. o:)

    Yours, Larry
    Alan (California Radiant) ForbesZmanSolid_Fuel_Man
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    It's pretty amazing how our analyzers are all reading the same percentage. Well calibrated (to the atmosphere). The pie chart also explains why compressed Nitrogen is the cheapest gas, and the comparatively high cost of CO2.

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  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,468
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    That is a good check, if it read anything else maybe you need a calibration. Know your tools!
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,573
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    I tried to stick my old EUI in an oxygen rich environment and it would not read higher than 20.9. I think it was programmed that way. Have not tried the Testo 320.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    My Testo 320 reads 20.9 as long as the sensor is good.
    Steve Minnich