Must cruise at 700*F

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by kobudo, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. kobudo

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    It was -35*F last night (actual temp- don' even want to guess windchill!) Cold again tonight and tomorrow night.
    My Castine will be cruising at 650-700*F for a week straight with no break. I'll still need to run the propane heaters in the bedrooms to keep it at a livable 65*F inside.
    Well, at least there are no mosquitos this time of year!!!
    Gotta love Northern Minnesota.
    Now I am going out to do some ice fishing. Lake Trout for dinner it is!
     
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  2. Backwoods Savage

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    Yup! No slapping going on now. ;lol Keep wood in the stove!
     
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    My liberty was cruising between 700 and 750 with the blower on medium for most of the day. Still on my first full load of the day after burning 3 splits this morning to get the coal bed up going to load 5 splits E/W to take me to the overnight load which is going to consist of a very large oak split, one large maple, 2 locust square slabs and as many small ones as it takes to fill the spaces:)
     
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    Kobudo, how do you keep your castine running 650-700?
    I have one and on my stovetop thermometer when it is cruising nicely, lots of secondaries and really throwing heat, mine seems to be running 550 -600 for about three hours and then gradually throttling back. Burning good wood - do you really stuff your stove to keep it cranking at those temps?
    Kevin
     
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    It may be possible your stove top thermometer is off 50-100 degrees as this is not uncommon. Would be curious to se what an IR thermometer might be reading on that stove top.
     
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