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Thermometer for 9.99

Post in 'The Gear' started by freddypd, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. freddypd

    freddypd Burning Hunk

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    I saw this on buy.com, what do you guys think? $9.99

    Thermometer

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  2. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    For 10 clams how can you go wrong if you need/want one. Just know that the red lazer is not the heat sensor, just an aiming device.
  3. freddypd

    freddypd Burning Hunk

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    Where exactly do you aim a thermometer at a wood insert? As you can see with my avatar, the whole box is enclosed. I think most of the time everyone points at the stove pipe, which I don't have access to if I don't take off the shroud.
  4. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    I would guess it is trial and trial - no error involved. Just look for a consistant temp when you are burning in a manner that you like. Hot, clean with full secondary combustion. Beyond that it will be just hitting the same spot to see differences in temps with changes in wood species and burning practices.

    I am sure many insert burners will have advice on their temp check practices.
  5. freddypd

    freddypd Burning Hunk

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    Guess you snooze, you loose. Sold out already!

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