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Shew bit of a scare.............

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by corey21, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Side temp Gauge at 810 it is a volgazang brand moved rutland one and it showing 550.

    Probe at 400 big light show and i am shaking typing this..

    The 800 degree should go out the window?

    Living room is 80 i would think if it was up to 810 it would be a hot house.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    80 isn't a hot house?
  3. blades

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    800+ is a bit on the hot side not a recommended daily routine from most units. On the plus side your flue will be real clean. What kind of temperature gauges?
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  4. Pallet Pete

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    Corey we threw away our Vogelzang thermometer because it was so ridiculously inaccurate ! We ended up with a Vermont Castings temp gauge and for good measure a rutland on the other side of the stove top. I figured out that the Vermont Castings one is within 50F and the rutland is over about 100F so between the two we can get a good estimate at all times. 80 is nice corey ;) at least for the wife I like 70 ;lol.

    Pete
  5. Huntindog1

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    Get you an infrared thermometer, alot of stories on here about spring type ones being inaccurate.

    This is the best deal out there as it goes to 1022F most of the the cheaper ones only go to around 700F. This one has a laser pointer also to point the red dot at the spot you want to take the temp reading.

    http://www.amazon.com/Neiko-Infrared-Laser-Thermometer-Non-Contact/dp/B005K1N7F4/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1353070275&sr=8-18&keywords=infrared thermometer gun

    I got mine from this guy and got fast service.

    http://www.amazon.com/Neiko-Infrare...t/dp/B005K1N7F4/ref=?ie=UTF8&m=A10QFO4IXVZNRN


    Believe it or not and you dont want to do it often but these stoves are tested to take much more heat than 800 but you still get nervous as you dont know how high its going to go. I thinks it part of the UL testing certification.
  6. Pallet Pete

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    Corey this is how I have my gauges set up granted it is a different stove but should be the same idea. Mine are set up according to Jotul's recommendation you may want to see what Vogelzang recommends if you have not. They actually have good customer service by phone at least when we owned one.

    Pete

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    Ignore my breakfast or else ;)

    RePete

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  7. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    That is what i mean the house would have been hot if it was true.


    I have my rutland one beside the bad one it is still reading cooler when i first saw it last it freaked me out.

    Also nothing was glowing this morning i am using more of my common sense more after last night.
  8. DexterDay

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    I bought a Tel-Tru magnetic thermo last year, one of the best things I did. Its enclosed, so even with the blower on, I still get a pretty accurate reading. I normally place it just it front of the flue, so its also blocked by most blower air.

    I have a half dozen stove top thermo's. A couple Meeco's Red Devil, 2 different Condars, and one that just says Home Saver. They all only have 4 windings on the back of the unit. Where the Tel-Tru has 6 and has a flush plate that goes around the windings (also helps to keep the thermo reading with the blower on). It also has a "limit" needle. So when I return home/wake up, I know what my Max temp was while running. It was an added feature. Tel-Tru has lots of options and also have probe type thermo's.

    It was pricey and I forget the Forum member who started the thread and had the link. Its the best reading thermo i own.

    Glad your o.k.. The stove will handle the temps often, but sometimes we need to change our pants afterwards :)
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    Just looked that one is almost pegged again my rutland one is at 550.

    Looking like im going to have change brands soon.
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    Dexter- is that Tel-Tru a model DM-014-750? I'm checking their web site and that number looks like what's at the bottom right of the magnet face.
  11. DexterDay

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    Yes. 14-750. The DM stands for Dual Magnet, IIRC and the 750° is the Max temp. (It will go past 750°!!!)
  12. begreen

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    That stove is so instrumented it looks like it's going to take off! Good to hear the Tel-Tru has worked out well for you. I've been recommending them for several years and friends seem very happy with them. If our trusty old Sandhill ever fails that is what I will be replacing it with.
  13. corey21

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    Found me an ir gun to order being cheap here lately gonna have to wait a bit.

    My black rutland gauge seems accurate for now.

    Got one more question what temp is a good temp to start backing down the air when a 700 degree stove is not needed?

    Edit. The reason i ask is cause when the smoke burn engages lets just say it is on.
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    I recently broke down and got an IR thermo. Seems like these stove top meters are all over the map. I went to BIL's the other day; Meeco 425 seemed close to the IR. The Inferno upstairs was about pinned at 900 but the IR was showing a bit over 700. My Woodstock (Condar, I think) seems close. Maybe some are close, some aren't, even within the same model? :confused:
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    Just before i cut the blower on low the suspect gauge was reading 550 but my stove top one was reading a bit under 400 i don't know just got 2 small splits burning to take the chill off.

    Edit Now the suspect one is showing 600.

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