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Draught - Morso 7600 series Instructions For Installation And Use Manual


1.9 Draught

If smoke comes out of the stove when the fire door is opened, it will be due to the poor
draught in the chimney. This type of stove requires at least 12 PA of chimney draught to
achieve satisfactory combustion, and to prevent smoke from escaping. Smoke may, however,
escape in any event, if the stove door is opened during very vigorous burning, so this should
be avoided.
The flue gas temperature at the rated output is 282°C relative to 20°C.
If in doubt, you may want to get your chimney sweep to measure the draught in the chimney.
The draught in the chimney is the result of the difference between the high
temperature in the chimney and the cooler temperature outside. Other factors
that determine whether enough negative pressure can be produced to create a
draught include the length and insulation of the chimney, and wind and weather
The draught will be reduced when:
- The temperature difference is too low, e.g. in connection with a poorly insulated
chimney. If the chimney is cold, it may help to light (burn up) a rolled-up news-
paper in the chimney's cleaning door.
- The outside temperature is too high, for example during the summer.
- There is no wind.
- The chimney is not tall enough, with the result that it sits in the lee of the roof
surface or tall trees. These conditions are also associated with the greatest risk
of smoke coming back down the chimney.
- Air is entering the chimney in undesired places, e.g. through cracked joints or
leaks in the cleaning door or the flue pipe.
- Unsealed, unused fireplaces are connected to the chimney.
- The flue pipe and chimney are clogged up with soot, due to inadequate clea-
- The house is too tightly sealed (please see the section on Fresh air supply).
- Too little air is getting in.
A good draught is achieved when:
- There is a big difference between the temperature in the chimney and outside
during firing, i.e. when the need for heating is greatest.
- The weather is clear and there is a good wind.
- The chimney is of the proper height, i.e. at least 4 metres above the stove, and
clear of the spine of the roof.

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