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What are YOUR usual temps? taking a poll

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

  1. jimmieguns

    jimmieguns Member

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    Hello ALL.......I am a newbie...REALLY appreciating ALL of you an your replies...so many really cool and helpful souls here it is UNREAL.. I feel the WARMTH ;).........can you share your avg firebox temps? as well as when you turn your fans on for blower heat if you have THAT option-which is on older models i hear)..
    THANKS --looking forward to replies ..::F:(:rolleyes:

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    500-600 degrees F.
  3. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Same as Jake 500-600, blower on high all the time.
  4. Doug MacIVER

    Doug MacIVER Minister of Fire

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    jotul f100 400-500 high burn day,400-450 night down to 250-300 4 am, using sawdust bricks on the overnite.
  5. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    400-650
  6. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    She usually cruises at 400-450*F....the blower comes on automatically, and we shut it off for reloads. Without the blower, it's probably at 450-550*F
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Usual depends on outdoor temps. In milder weather 500F, in colder weather 650F.
  8. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    I shoot for 650-700. Blower is always on.
  9. katwillny

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    My 30 normally runs between 450 and 600, sometimes it goes up to 700 but i dont like to run it that late. I dont have a blower on my 30, thats my goal for next week.
  10. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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  11. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    600 to 750
    I never use the blower unless the stove starts to run away
  12. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    450 to 700.
  13. ailanthus

    ailanthus Feeling the Heat

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    I aim for 450-600, no blower, but i keep a box fan nearby in case it goes over ~650.
  14. madison

    madison Minister of Fire

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    Blower on except for reloads, medium low most of the time - depending on season and load of fuel. Stovetop Temp max to ~ 700 (locust, other species ~ 100 degrees lower, cruises ~ 450 - all temps with blower on (decreases stovetop temp 100 -150).

    Shoulder season, blower still on, but with smaller loads of fuel, and less locust used if other species are available in the stacks.
  15. WhitePine

    WhitePine Feeling the Heat

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    500 - 600F on the stove top. 300 - 400F on the single wall pipe 18" above the stove top. Water sizzling in the humidifier pot.

    We are a blower free zone. ;)
  16. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    So far this winter I've been running 300-400 most of the time with occasional jumps to 450. No blower, just natural convection carrying the heat through the house. Staying nice and warm... Looking forward to running a bit warmer to see how things are now that it is getting colder.
  17. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Anywhere from 300-650ish depending on my heating needs.
  18. Dakotas Dad

    Dakotas Dad Minister of Fire

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    450-600 blower is automatic, but is usually on, at a low-med setting. I genneraly do not reload until stove top drops around 200-250. This keeps our house 70-74.

    On a day like today, 30F out and sunny, we will let the stove just stumble down to 200 and throw small splits and junk in just to keep the coals ready for tonight.. 20F expected.
  19. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Total combined stove top temps: 1,700 - 2,050F
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  20. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    450°F - 600°F (measured by mag thermo on single-wall stovepipe just above the flue collar). Shop stove doesn't have a blower. House stove (Lopi Liberty) has a variable speed blower with a thermostatically controlled switch...stove has to be hot for a while before the blower will come on. I typically leave that set to operate automatically at about half speed all the time. It really helps get the heat from the stove out into the room. Rick
  21. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Typical stovetop temp runs around 375-400 when cruising, short runs of 500-550 on cold days when Im warming up the house on the first morning load.

    However this is a catalytic downdraft stove - which radiates a large amount of its heat production off the back of the stove.. I could have the back of the stove over 600 when the top is only at 350.

    i.e. my stove cruising @ 400 stovetop might be putting out as much heat as a burn tube non-cat running much hotter stovetop temps.
  22. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I have no idea.
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  23. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd hazard a guess that your usual temp is right around 98.6°F...at least I hope so. !!!
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  24. DianeB

    DianeB Feeling the Heat

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    When we are home I try to get temps up to at least 450/500 and then let cool a bit if above 30 degrees. If lower than 30, I like to get it up between 500-600. Of course overnights and when we are out during the day, the small fire box will not maintain these temps so have to get them up from 200 to where I want them. Over the weekends we keep the fire running hotter as we can see the temps falling and of course could feel it as well.
  25. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    500-650. No fan needed as radiant heat does well throughout the house.

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