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Well crap...I just got the flue into the red

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by mfglickman, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    Hmm I figured leaving the draft open, cat shut would give me a nice bunch of warm air in the room - making lemonade from lemons as it were. ;)

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    It's always hard to justify spending big money on parts, especially when you might have to do it a gain in the near future.
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    I thought a surface thermometer read closer to 2/3's of the actual internal temperature?
  4. Excavator

    Excavator Burning Hunk

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    Yep, I am looking at other options instead of 700 + dollars to buy parts
  5. ddahlgren

    ddahlgren Feeling the Heat

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    Wouldn't depend on stove design and where the thermometer is mounted along with how much insulating soot is in the pipe? seems like a lot of assumptions to me.
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    That was a hot topic of discussion here a few years ago. Member Todd has all of the scoop on it. I don't remember the details. I think Condar said internal 50% higher than what the surface thermo indicated. Some members tested with surface and probe mounted on the same pipe. Maybe moderator pen will drop in. I think he tested it too.
  7. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    But when installed like it's supposed to be, with a clean pipe like you are supposed to have, the reading should be similar between most stoves. :)
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Cool, thanks. I'm interested to see the results from some real world tests.

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