Wilson, A. G.
Bibliographic info:
Div. of Building Research, NRCC, Ottawa, Canada, ASHRAE Trans.,Vol No 67, Report No 1749, ASHRAE

An analysis has been made of draft failure with residential heating units operating at low rates of combustion during mild, calm weather. It has been shown that under these conditions the relation between chimney draft andhouse pressures becomes important in determining when venting failure will occur. A simple equation expressing this relation has been developed. It shows that draft failure will occur if the mean flue gas temperature in the chimney falls below a value that depends on the neutral zone level.