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Temps pretty even..and a question please

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by jimmieguns, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. jimmieguns

    jimmieguns Member

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    Temps prety even in accuracy! bought the infrared today-- may not need it. i measured th inside of the firebox with the infrared- it said 500 F when outsides read 250 ishF does the inside temp sound right after burning for about 2hours 15-30 minutes? using good woodTbtw

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  2. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Did you open the door to get the internal temps? I've found that shooting through the glass gives a low reading...sometimes way low.
  3. jimmieguns

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    Hi- went thru the glass- will retry like you said -direct- hope its MUCH higher :) what is max temp you've recorded/seen?
  4. WhitePine

    WhitePine Feeling the Heat

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    I believe the IR will read a composite temperature of the glass and what's behind it, which won't be very useful. Perhaps someone can verify this.
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    IR thermos are useless on reflective surfaces. Says it in the manual too.
  6. jimmieguns

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    YEP you were RIGHT-- much higher when door open! wow-- is this possible? i DO have ALOT of coals right now 4 1/2 hours and alot of wood ALL replies appreciated and requested


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  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Jimmie, it is hotter with the door shut. That is the problem with taking the temperature with the door open, You allow a lot of cooler air into the firebox. Still danged hot.

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