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Actual heat readings around the stove, including a shield wall.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by mywaynow, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Playing around with the laser thermometer and took some readings I found interesting. Some that may answer questions for how hot things get.

    The stove is an NC30 positioned 45 degrees to a perimeter masonary wall. Closest corner is 3 inches from the wall. I have built a heat shield wall to protect an interior wall and another to deflect heat off a wood veneer french door. The stove side of the heat shield wall was 190, and the door side was 125. The wall is 2x3 steel stud with full coverage on the stove side of hardibacker or hardiboard. The door side of that wall is the same material with a 2 inch open space top and bottom to allow cooling via air flow. It seems to work well based on the difference between the sides. The cement floor beneath and around the stove was 127. The masonary block wall rang up at 280 degrees. The stove was in coal burn-down mode after running normally all day.

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    190 seems pretty hot. Generally you do not want anything combustible so warm that you can't hold your hand on it. The block? Who cares. lol
  3. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Heat shield is a non-combustible. That setup is used on top of combustibles to reduce clearance. The comparison of both sides shows just how much heat that system can deflect/reduce.
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I guess that answers the question of whether the stove is putting off some heat.
  5. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Referring to my battle with the 30? If so, it has done the job and I have learned some techniques to help. My mind is not set on the ability of the stove yet though. The winter has been too mild for the test I am concerned about. Looks like the test won't come this season.

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