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Posted By neumsky,
Oct 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM
This is exactly what I see on my castine pretty typically
Very good...and comforting...thanx... I'm still going to get some chimfex lol. Just in case!
I still have one of the originals - you know, before the factory burned down. (true story).
What??? I wanna hear about this one!
The original Chimfex factory burned down. I believe it was 2006. Irony makes me laugh.
I guess I'll have to look that one up...how funny!
Let me know when you get a surface temp over 800.
I will...and I don't plan on it haha. Ya'll have cahonays lol Jeff
No one every plans on it. But, damn it, if it hasn't happened to all of us at some point.
sound like your worrying to much.
Thats me...Mr worry wart. If it wasnt for all these opinionated people on here... I'd still be worried lol. Thanx
570 got your heart rate up? Oh just wait you might want to pick up a defibrillator with that Chemfex for "that day" it actually happens. It will happen. It happens to most all of us sooner or later. Kind of like the cold day I was hanging some shelves on the master bedroom side of the house and went "Hmm, why the heck am I sweating? This isn't hard work?" The light bulb then goes off that it really is like 90 in here when it is 20 outside. Needless to say I won't mention how hot the stove was but it wasn't glowing red. Of course I wasn't going to shut the lights off to look any closer.
Kind of like the day you shove the split in the stove and suddenly realize it won't go in far enough to close the door, and it is now already in flames. Because this only happens when you are reloading bone dry wood on a hot coal bed. It never happens on a cold reload.
Baahahahaha... sorry...couldn't help myself... yup...I can't wait! I better make mention to the insurance company I have a wood burning stove. BTW...how much does premiums go up???
It seems like it just depends on your insurance provider. It did not raise mine, they just made a note on my file.
Also as a side note. This is why it is important to have a correct and safe installation. If your stove and chimney is installed correctly you really do not have to worry allot about stuff like this. You have to keep in mind the testing for the clearances and specs is for the worse case scenario they can get the stove to run at. The stuff that you need to worry about is the other stuff like hot ashes, creosote, and keeping combustibles at a safe distance. The worst case scenario for an over fire on a correctly installed and maintained stove is possibly some damage to the stove or chimney. While I certainly don't want to do that, they can be replaced a whole lot easier than my house and of course my family could never be replaced.
Random thoughts . . .
As others have mentioned the temps you bring up in your original post are perfectly fine and normal . . . the stove did what it was designed to do and was well within the safe limits.
Sometimes I turn down the stove in quarter mark increments . . . and sometimes as soon as the temp in the stack is good I shut down the air control to the quarter mark or even less . . . especially if the stove has been cruising along for a while and is already warmed up. For me, I tend to go off the stack temp.
Insurance premium . . . whether your premium goes up or not depends on the company. In my own case, there was no increase, but I did have to send in a completed checklist, have the FD inspect the set up and have the stove and chimney professionally installed.
Went and called my provider USAA...and they said it doesn't change my premiums at all as long as it is installed correctly! Whew! lol
Yes this was installed by a Retailer/sweep who has been in the business for 30 years and equally long as a fire chief and has just retired.
I was like you at one time but i am learning to let my stove do its work.
Yes...I'm learning...but it can cause brown in my shorts lol.
Oh no . . . installed by a fire chief . . . it's sure to be messed up then . . . since we all know how fire chiefs muck things up . . . right Steve . . . hehheh.
Neumsky . . . just kidding . . . trying to get a certain other member here who is both a fire chief and one helluva good guy riled up a bit . . . it never works though.
I wonder who that would be? Joke joke!