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Cheap Useless Experiment

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by velvetfoot, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I don't think I need a thermometer to tell me how the insert is burning but I got a cheap ($5) digital temp. gauge with a thermocouple. I put the thermocouple in a magnet and put that on the top of the insert in whe hole where the air came out. Judging by the smell, I don't think the thermocouple is going to last. It's Celsius. I've read a high of about 453 F so far. The eBay link is here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/280929959185?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
    It was cheaper when I got it.

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  2. rudysmallfry

    rudysmallfry Feeling the Heat

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    Your title next to that avatar is really messing with my sense of humor.
  3. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I got it to 253C/487F on reload. Still hanging in there. Not sure how long the 9 volt battery will last when on all the time.
  4. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    It looks to be reading low as per the ir gun. It might be reading farther back though,
  5. smmjam12

    smmjam12 New Member

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    Ok, I am a newbie here, but why do you need to know the temp??
  6. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    A lot of people seem to be obsessed about it. Me, not so much, but the price was real low.
  7. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    The unit is way lower than my ir gun, on a black, accessible surface for testing. Can't recomment. Discontinuing experiment.
  8. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I take back what I said. I remembered I had a multimeter with a thermocouple on it. That multimeter/thermocouple gave about the same reading as the subject unit. So, I don't know. I was under the impression that my IR gauge was correct.

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