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Is the damper supposed to be there?

andresloaiza
andresloaiza Member Posts: 3

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,330
    If you mean the barometric draft regulator (swinging disc), yes.
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  • andresloaiza
    andresloaiza Member Posts: 3
    I haven’t seen any other boiler with it so close. Right out of the combustion chamber 
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,688
    It would be better on the horizontal piece of flue pipe.
    steve
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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 2,880

    Do you have other pictures? I’m curious what the piping looks like. 
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,590
    Agree it should be moved to the horizontal run. There's no way a combustion test is getting done without picking up free air from the regulator. 

  • andresloaiza
    andresloaiza Member Posts: 3

  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 3,188
    edited May 23
    In the current location, the barometric draft regulator will work fine. However I also see a problem with getting proper combustion test results. It's easy enough to move it to the horizontal section of the vent connector
    Edward Young
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,330
    We have a few like that- if you tip your analyzer probe down so it's below the barometric, you'll get good readings.

    The only drawback I see is that on some boilers, more noise will escape if the barometric is that close.
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    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
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  • pedmec
    pedmec Member Posts: 191
    i would worry more about that near boiler piping than that damper location. bullhead tee on the equalizer and undersize. doesn't look like 1-1/2 as required by manufacturer unless pic is deceiving