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Drolet Probe Thermometer

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

  1. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    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?

    Thanks!

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    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

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    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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