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What's your "overnight" stove temp?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by TTigano, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. HotCoals

    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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    You are pulling it away but the heat is still going into the room.
    But I would agree on start up with fans on it would take longer to get the stove to temp for kicking in the cat or the tubes.
    But I thought you were saying the wood burns up faster if the fans are on and I don't really think so.
    You would have to add more air to the fire .

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  2. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, that's all I was referring to

    Some one else was saying that, I guess that's what they were saying
  3. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    It does with a tstat, I can have my cat at 1400 then turn the blower on and it goes down to 1000-1200, thats gonna cause to tstat to open up and allow more air in. On a cold day I can go through a full load of oak in 10 hours, with the blower off (happened when we lost power) that same load would last 16+ hours and the cat would stay at 1400 most of the burn.
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  4. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    So I did some further research. Turns out it is a magic stove.
  5. HotCoals

    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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    Whatever your cat temp is when you turn the blower on it will drop fairly fast.
    Mostly because the blower is blowing air right at the bi metal thermometer...the cat is not really dropping that fast.
    Besides no way that would cause the t-stat to open..it's behind the stove.
    I own a BK cat and have tried all kinds of things.
    Great stove and I'll probably have it till I die..lol.
    I rarely run the blowers but have during experiments and have never seen the change of burn times some speak of on here.
    Maybe in a smaller room the blowers could effect the t-stat more.
    My family room is 27x16.
    I find the t-stat to be really slow in reacting to temp changes..real slow.
    With the cover off you can watch the thing.
  6. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    So your observations when rarely running a blower trump other folks observations?

    Remember, what works in one stove, might not be the same for another. Just look at top down fire starting, E-W vs N-S loading; lots of different ways to get a job done. Even when folks are running the same unit, what one observes may not be the same for every situation.

    pen
  7. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    What he said!

    My blower speed drastically changes my burn times and stove temps
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Since the topic came up.

    I think i run my blower to high a lot.
  9. HotCoals

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    Well I have run test with it and no I didn't notice any diff in burn times.
    There is no more air added to the fire with the blower on..at least with my stove.
    Others may have diff results apparently.

    To me it only makes sense..but i could be wrong..just ask my wife! lol
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  10. HotCoals

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    It will change your stove top temp for sure!
    Especially when that cooler air hits the bi metal on the cat probe..it sits right there on top of the stove on a BK, I'm sure the cat does not change as much as it shows on the cat probe.
  11. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I just shut the air all the way down for overnight, so the temp is what it is... maybe 300F. We have the programmable t-stat on the oil burner set to come up to 70F in the morning, so we can come downstairs to a warm kitchen for breakfast. My goal with the stove is to keep that space warm all night, so I burn less oil getting back up to 70F each morning.

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