Using a Differential Manometer To Measure Stack Effect
Can a differential manometer be used to measure stack effect? I’m thinking one hose would be left on the first floor (or in the basement), and the other would be in the 2nd story.
Will the elevation difference of the open ends affect the reading? Or does that net out, since it’s an open system on both hoses?
Any suggestions on a budget model to buy? Or would an inclined water manometer do the trick?
Or even the iPhone’s built in barometer? (100 Pa is about 27′, and I’ve heard it measures stair climbing, so it might work)
I’m thinking of using it to see pressure differences when balancing an HRV, as well as a virtual ‘blower door’ by using our kitchen vent on high, and then measuring the effect of opening/closing/sealing things…
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