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#1 Posted : Tuesday, January 27, 2009 5:44:20 PM
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You would probably have to build this yourself. I have never heard of something for a stovepipe damper.

#2 Posted : Friday, January 30, 2009 2:06:20 AM
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Jeff,you'll laugh when you see one,how simple it really is..All mine is is a Dormeyer push-pull washing machine solenoid coil hooked to a  hinged rectangular flat piece of 4" x 6" of 10 gauge steel.A cotter pin attached to a bracket holds the armature of the solenoid coil to the frame of the door.Thats it!When opened the solenoid is on,when setpoint is reached the aquastat opens the circuit and gravity drops the damper shut.There are adjustments to adjust how far the damper swings on the coil armature but its pretty ingenious how its done.
#3 Posted : Friday, January 30, 2009 2:09:57 AM
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Jeff the damper is in the air supply thats in the boiler door,not in the stovepipe.It cuts the air supply to the fire,essentially 'holding' the fire in an 'off' state.The heats' still there but the coals are not oxidizing(burning)so they dont glow because there is no air.
#4 Posted : Friday, January 30, 2009 2:09:57 AM
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I have been searching the internet looking for information on electric stovepipe damper actuators, to shut down a wood fired boiler when the water tank reaches its setpoint, but can find nothing of value.

Does anyone knows of some useful sites or have any ingenious ideas they would like to share ?

Thanks !

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