6" Oil Vent Damper Zoom

6" Oil Vent Damper

SKU:OVD-6

Brand: Field Controls

Field Controls
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$169.95
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$489.45 / box (3 units x $163.15)
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Specs

Diameter (Inches): 6"
Material: Stainless Steel
Application: Air Quality
Features: Automatic power open/power close
Shape: Round
Switch: Hold open service switch

Description for Field Controls OVD-6

Benefits

  • Reduces heating bill
  • Improves efficiency
  • Increases comfort
  • Reduces off-cycle heat loss

Features
  • Available in sizes 4" 8"
  • Blocked vent safety switch included
  • Automatic power open/power close
  • Two internal safety switches
  • Flex seal provides self cleaning action
  • Hold open service switch
  • Stainless steel construction
  • CSA listed
    (Listed to UL-17 Standard and CSA B140.14)

6" Oil Vent Damper

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Field Controls6" Oil Vent Damper
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Furnace Stays Warm All Day Now

I have been looking for this device for several years. Luckily, someone on an HVAC forum pointed me to PEX Supply and the Oil Vent Dampers. I had already done several things to...Read complete review

I have been looking for this device for several years. Luckily, someone on an HVAC forum pointed me to PEX Supply and the Oil Vent Dampers. I had already done several things to improve efficiency, including upgrading my 40+ year old burner to a modern flame retention burner, installing a smaller nozzle, using a pressure shutoff valve on the nozzle, installing a heat manager, insulating all the heating pipes and insulating walls and roof much better during a renovation.
I finally bought and installed two OVDs this fall. One for my domestic hot water heater, the other for my furnace, both of which are oil-fired.
The difference was immediately felt in several areas: Our convectors upstairs used to liberate all their heat in about 30 minutes as the boiler would throw out much of its heat up the chimney within the hour after shutdown.
With the OVD, the radiator stay warm up to 3 hours now. The house continues to heat up past the thermostat set temperature and will stay warm all night long now, for up to 12 hours without refiring the furnace.
The basement, which used to be chilly, is now warm. I never realized how much heat we were losing through the barometric dampers before. With the OVDs installed, the basement stays warm and the heat exchanger/fan I have installed on the furnace flue can really heat the cellar now, long after the furnace shuts off.
I expect that we will save a significant amount of oil this winter as a result of this marvelous damper technology.
Installation was easy. My only minor issue was that the length of cable and the angle of the connector for the blocked safety vent switch could have been longer and adjustable to make a straight run instead of a bend in the BX cable. But no problem, really. The assembly itself is really well built, quality materials and works quickly and transparently. 3 seconds, it opens then the furnace fires up. After shutdown, about 3 minutes pass, and it closes, which takes 3-4 seconds. It's nearly silent, too.
I can't imagine why this isn't installed on EVERY oil furnace, given the price of heating oil today. This is a must-have item for every oil heat system.

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Has it's share of problems

My original review below (12/25/2010) was from when I had just purchased and installed this item. Like the other reviewers here, I gave this product a 5-star rating. However,...Read complete review

My original review below (12/25/2010) was from when I had just purchased and installed this item. Like the other reviewers here, I gave this product a 5-star rating. However, after having it installed for 4 years, I feel the need to post an updated review. The damper works as described, and *would* be an efficient money-saving device. However, this product has consistently broken down once every 12 months. Thankfully it has a 5 year warranty, so I'll get one more year out of it in hopes of making my money back in oil savings. I am now on my 3rd brand new product.

If you are having issues with your oil burner going out on reset, but it works fine once you press the reset button, try turning on the OVD's bypass switch and see if that solves your problems. This is what happens to mine every winter.

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1.0

Yes, it will save some fuel... BUT

By Jeffro

from NJ

Verified Reviewer

Comments about 6" Oil Vent Damper:

If you have to replace the motor assembly every other year because the damper stays open (or worse yet, WON'T open, leaving you without heat!) then where are the savings?

Another reviewer stated a FIVE YEAR warranty? I couldn't find that on my paperwork. I saw 18 months. The two I've had to replace so far have eaten up any money I saved on fuel. That money goes right into someone else's pocket.

Being an Electrical Engineer I KNOW what the problem is, but the folks at Field won't talk to me about it. They don't want to hear it.

Bottom line, until they improve the design of the control board so that the safety switches don't fail, keep your money in your pocket.

 
5.0

great product

By popeye

from Champlain,NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about 6" Oil Vent Damper:

I put the OVD-6 on my fuel oil boiler, was amase how well it worked. Never relized how much heat I was lossing up the chimney.Could see a difference in the cycling of boiler ,plus the cellar is warmer.Would recommend this product to anyone.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Has it's share of problems

By Targa

from Islip Terrace, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about 6" Oil Vent Damper:

My original review below (12/25/2010) was from when I had just purchased and installed this item. Like the other reviewers here, I gave this product a 5-star rating. However, after having it installed for 4 years, I feel the need to post an updated review. The damper works as described, and *would* be an efficient money-saving device. However, this product has consistently broken down once every 12 months. Thankfully it has a 5 year warranty, so I'll get one more year out of it in hopes of making my money back in oil savings. I am now on my 3rd brand new product.

If you are having issues with your oil burner going out on reset, but it works fine once you press the reset button, try turning on the OVD's bypass switch and see if that solves your problems. This is what happens to mine every winter.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works as described.

By Peter

from East Stroudsburg , PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 7" Oil Vent Damper:

Easy installation, only I nad problems with electric connections. Damper has to have own power supply. I connected to L1 and L2 on aquastat and all the problems disapeared. Damper opens and closes without problems. Flue before damper is warm and above cold. Winter will proof how this device is good.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Money Saving Device!

By Frank J

from Clifton, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about 7" Oil Vent Damper:

So far working great - it is encouraging to see the draft damper stay closed when the furnace is off and the wind is blowing outside. I hate to see all that heat & money get sucked up the chimney.

 
5.0

Saves on Heating Cost

By ded

from Patton, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 8" Oil Vent Damper:

Installed unit on my oil converted coal furnace.
Installation was quick and a reduction in fuel use was noticed immediately.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy this damper again.Time will

By Rick Cloutier

from Lewiston ME

Verified Buyer

Comments about 6" Oil Vent Damper:

To save oil and money.

 
5.0

Just have to wait and see

By kayak_guy

from Southern Connecticut

Verified Buyer

Comments about 7" Oil Vent Damper:

Installed this myself, a pretty handy DIYer with an Engineering Degree. Simple enough, but pay close attention to the instructions and if you have ANY doubt, get your oil burner guy to do it. Need to be able to cut the flue pipe, cut a simple 3/4" hole and do the wiring. The wiring is totally dependent on your system, again, if you have ANY doubt, get your oil burner guy to do it.
Basement seems a little warmer and overall it seems to operate exactly as it should, we'll have to see what the savings come to.

 
5.0

Excellent Product. Buy it!

By Heywood Jablome

from Norwalk, CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about 6" Oil Vent Damper:

Easy to install and works as they say it will!

 
5.0

Furnace Stays Warm All Day Now

By basspig

from New Milford, CT

Verified Reviewer

Comments about 7" Oil Vent Damper:

I have been looking for this device for several years. Luckily, someone on an HVAC forum pointed me to PEX Supply and the Oil Vent Dampers. I had already done several things to improve efficiency, including upgrading my 40+ year old burner to a modern flame retention burner, installing a smaller nozzle, using a pressure shutoff valve on the nozzle, installing a heat manager, insulating all the heating pipes and insulating walls and roof much better during a renovation.
I finally bought and installed two OVDs this fall. One for my domestic hot water heater, the other for my furnace, both of which are oil-fired.
The difference was immediately felt in several areas: Our convectors upstairs used to liberate all their heat in about 30 minutes as the boiler would throw out much of its heat up the chimney within the hour after shutdown.
With the OVD, the radiator stay warm up to 3 hours now. The house continues to heat up past the thermostat set temperature and will stay warm all night long now, for up to 12 hours without refiring the furnace.
The basement, which used to be chilly, is now warm. I never realized how much heat we were losing through the barometric dampers before. With the OVDs installed, the basement stays warm and the heat exchanger/fan I have installed on the furnace flue can really heat the cellar now, long after the furnace shuts off.
I expect that we will save a significant amount of oil this winter as a result of this marvelous damper technology.
Installation was easy. My only minor issue was that the length of cable and the angle of the connector for the blocked safety vent switch could have been longer and adjustable to make a straight run instead of a bend in the BX cable. But no problem, really. The assembly itself is really well built, quality materials and works quickly and transparently. 3 seconds, it opens then the furnace fires up. After shutdown, about 3 minutes pass, and it closes, which takes 3-4 seconds. It's nearly silent, too.
I can't imagine why this isn't installed on EVERY oil furnace, given the price of heating oil today. This is a must-have item for every oil heat system.

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  • 8" Oil Vent Damper

    Q:

    Can I use it for air conditioning? Can I open and close with a Wiring Control?
    Asked on 2/4/2014 by Ing. Arcadio from Valencia, Venezuela

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The OVD works very well at closing the flue to an oil fired device after sufficient time for cooling the flue, thus clearing CO gas from the furnace.. That said I do not believe that bypassing any of the automated function would be wise.
      The OVD prevents inside air from passing through the furnace and cooling the refractory and waterside between firings, or in my case when using a heat exchanger to heat the boiler water with a vented wood or coal fired boiler/furnace. 

      Answered on 2/5/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If y ou mean  can you make it a motorized damper for a 8 inch duct    yes it will work   but you can buy one for ac cheaper.                 keith

      Answered on 2/4/2014 by confusedbuck from northeast
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm sure you can.

      Answered on 2/4/2014 by Anonymous
  • 7" Oil Vent Damper

    Q:

    how long after the boiler stops firing does the unit wait before it closes? is it timed?
    Asked on 4/26/2011 by Bruce from Broadalbin, NY.

    5 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The normal close time on the OVD-7 is three minutes, which is a fixed time and cannot be adjusted.

      Answered on 4/28/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It will close after 2 minutes - to clear the combustion gases from the boiler.

      Read my review that I just submitted - 9/16/2011.

      Answered on 9/16/2011 by manz7 from Frenchville, Maine USA
    • A:

      Approximately 3 minutes to trigger close. Actually close takes 3-4 seconds to rotate the damper 90°. It's timed by a capacitor, according to the installation manual.

      Answered on 11/6/2011 by basspig from New Milford, CT
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The manual says 12 minutes the first time to allow capacitors to charge, 3 minutes after that. Mine seems to do about 3 minutes, but I don't remember the initial operation.

      Answered on 1/11/2012 by kayak_guy from Southern Connecticut
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Installation manual says 3 mins. Observation seems to agree

      Answered on 4/17/2012 by Frank J from Clifton, NJ
  • 6" Oil Vent Damper

    Q:

    can this be wired with my power venter fields control swg-5
    Asked on 2/12/2011 by Anonymous from ny

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, as long as the appliance is a 120V controlled appliance and the SWG unit has a 120V control kit such as the CK-61, CK-62, or CK-63.

      Answered on 2/14/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 6" Oil Vent Damper

    Q:

    Is this product good for Sub Zero appilcations? -120F
    Asked on 10/27/2010 by Mike from Chatsworth

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The manufacturer does not recommend using this product in Sub Zero applications.

      Answered on 10/29/2010 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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