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New Hearthstone Heritage - what thermometer?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Mike592, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Mike592

    Mike592 New Member

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    Hi everyone, we've fired up our new Hearthstone Heritage for the first time (after break in) and I'd like to get a thermometer for the stove. The pipe is double walled. What do you recommend? (Links would be great.) Where do I place it on the stove? Thanks.

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  2. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Most users get this one for the stove top. Rutland makes one but it is much less recommended.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=condar inferno&sprefix=condar inf,aps&rh=i:aps,k:condar inferno
    Put it a few inches in front of the pipe or about in the middle of the stove top. I found the hottest spot on the top with an infrared thermometer and put it there, but absolute accuracy isn't important.

    If you want one for the double wall pipe for flue temps as well, get Condar's "FlueGard".

    Enjoy your new stove!
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013
  3. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    Yes, you need two meters for this stove. It is required to have two. You need a stove top meter since overfiring is only 600 degrees and you can crack stones. You need a probe meter for the double wall since that is the only way to measure internal flue temps and the heritage is very capable of sending 1250 degree smoke up the flue really soon after ignition. I like the condar probe meter.

    I ran a heritage for more than 25 cords of wood and that sucker can dump a lot of heat up the flue. CLass A pipe can only take 1000 continuously so you use the meters to prevent damage.
  4. Mike592

    Mike592 New Member

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    Thanks all. Any more suggestions for specific makes/models? Is that Inferno model above the accepted standard?
  5. gchunter

    gchunter New Member

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    I really like the Condar Fluegard probe that was suggested to me by Begreen. I ordered it directly from the manufacturer and received it in 3 days. I also have a stovetop temp gage as well.
    Myself being a newbie with a new stove, it sure helps to have both to learn about how your stove operates with different wood and damper settings.

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