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Drolet Probe Thermometer

Post in 'The Gear' started by burnt03, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

    Oct 30, 2011
    Peachland, BC, Canada
    Getting ready for my first season of burning....

    Have double walled stove pipe, is this thermometer ok? I guess you just drill a small hole in the pipe and then a magnet holds it tight and seals it?

    http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/i...n/Ntk-All_EN/R-I5541069?Ntt=stove thermometer

    Was planning on using an IR thermometer for the stove top as well.

    What sort of temps should I be seeing on the probe and stovetop?


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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    I have a Condar probe thermometer . . . works pretty much on the same principle. Drill one hole with one sized drill bit . . . drill another hole in the same spot with a different sized drill bit. Magnet holds the whole she-bang together.

    Some folks report good results with probe thermometers . . . others not so much. I've been pretty happy with my probe thermometer.

    Like you . . . coupled with a IR thermometer I feel as though I have a pretty good handle on where the stove is in terms of temps . . . and where it is heading.
  3. CaddyUser

    CaddyUser Member

    Nov 28, 2008
    New Brunswick, Canada
    I have an SBI thermometer, which is the same as the Drolet (SBI makes Drolet anyhow, as I recall). As Jake said, the install is exactly as he said. It works just great with double-wall pipe. Granted, I'm running a Caddy furnace, but the stack temp at 2' from the furnace exit usually runs at about 450F, which is in the lower end of the 'safe range'.

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