Q&A chimney temperatures

QandA Posted By QandA, May 5, 2004 at 2:20 PM

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    Nov 27, 2012

    I have read that a min stack (flue) temp of 250F will reduce or prevent creosote buildup. What temps will ignite creosote glazing and webbing. Is it feasible to properly control stove burning with a thermometer installed in the stovepipe?


    It is fairly easy to ignite creosote glaze in a chimney- since a high fire in a stove can reach to the chimney pipe. I'd guess you can easily ignite it at 800-1000 degrees inside stack temperature.A thermometer goes a long way toward helping you keep the creosote down. A good stove- chimney- operator and wood does the rest. Read some of the tips at http://hearth.com/what/specific.html
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