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Englander 12NC, my Frankenstien with secondary air. Pictures and details!!!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Big Al, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. raybonz

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    Nope a guy named Ray and a real nice guy too.. He is reasonable and so far honest...I pay less than that, if you want I'll give you his number..

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  2. Big Al

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    Sure! I'll take it.
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    I didn't really want to overfire, so I shut it down right after these pics were taken. Infrared agrees pretty closely with the thermometer. I need to double check the one on the Flue, though, because It was pegged even though the IR didn't read near that high. That stinks, because of the data chart I made earlier, although I guess it would mean that the heat was staying in the stove more than the numbers read instead of all going up the chimney. Oh well...

    Hottest spot seemed to be more like a third of the way from the left of the stove (as you face it) and mid distance between the stack and the stove front. We are talking like 20-30 degrees warmer than other places, so no biggie.

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    and now you see why it was so important for me to figure out that you could adjust that air control box so that it actually does something!!! The better my wood gets the easier it is to get those high temps. I'm not using any less wood, though, because it's all supplemental, so I just really get to run the stove a little hotter for the same amount of time. I might save some NG, though.
  6. Big Al

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    Awesome Danno. Looks like your variables all line up perfectly for your stove. It's a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, the single wall pipe would over heat on mine before the stove top ever got that high, before the mods that is.
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    When I let it rip like that i wasn't paying attention to the pipe, then I look at the sucker and it was off the gauge markings. I got kinda scared for a second, that's when I decided to put the IR to it. I'm just sure that the thing reads right at lower temps, so maybe it just isn't very consistent as the temps get extreme. I'll have to keep my eye on it now that I have this IR thermometer.
  8. Big Al

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    Amen to that. Overcoming those controls was a huge leap for me too. Btw, I wasn't doubting your word on those stove temps. I was just a little bummed cuz I never hit them and puzzled as to why. My wood may not have been as good as I thought it was either, though it was certainly way better than it was the year before.
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    Oh, I knew you weren't doubting me. I just like to mess with the stove. it gave me something to do.
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    Those IR guns are funny sometimes. If you aim at the pipe and you're not on center the reading gets lower. Try it. Hit it dead center then then veer left or right. My gun doesn't like to read things on an angled. My experience anyway.

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