Flue & Flames

laynes69 Posted By laynes69, Nov 1, 2006 at 12:57 AM

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  1. laynes69

    laynes69
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    My baffle in my firebox is a good size in my wood furnace. I have never had this answer by anyone I know. Do flames ever make any contact with the flue pipe? And Secondly how far can a flame travel in a wood furnace, or wood stove. Sometimes I worry that the flames will reach my flue, but I dont know whether this can happen or not. Hopefully I asked this right.
     
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    I would say that there is a pretty good chance flames get into the pipe when you have the damper open. I cannot be sure without knowing your setup, but my stove does have flames that go up the flue when the damper is open.
     
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    Flames can often make it up into the pipe, but more efficiency is likely if they do not on a regular basis. Flames going up = heat going up.
     
  4. laynes69

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    Thats about what I was thinking. I damper it enough to keep flames under the baffle. So they dance under there before burning up and into the chimney. Just wasnt sure how far a flame could travel in a wood stove, or furnace. I know some of the newer EPA Stoves have fairly complex burn chambers. I would assume that for every bend the flames travel in, this lowers the length of the flame till its burnt up and out the flue.
     
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