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Thermometer placement on Buck Stove model 85

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by brian89gp, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    Where do I put the magnetic thermometer on a Buck Stove model 85 with a blower? It is a SS liner and an insert, so on the flue is pretty difficult. Stovetop? Cast iron collar on the top of the stove that the SS insert goes into? Is there a difference in "good" temperatures depending on placement, eg add 100* to stovetop temps for actual temp or minus 100* from the cast iron collar?

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The top appears to be a convection lid with the actual stovetop under an airgap that the blower blows through. Is this correct? If so, you may get a more accurate reading of the upper left or right corner of the face of the stove.
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    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    Correct, blower below that blows are back/around and then across the top and out.

    Upper right on the face with the air closed all the way down is cruising at 525. Looks like I have a problem.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    What problem?

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