Q&A X degrees plus ambient...what is X?

QandA Posted By QandA, Jun 21, 2004 at 2:20 PM

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. QandA

    QandA
    New Member 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    0
    6
    Question:

    Someone told me that a way to check to see if a surface was getting too hot was to take the ambient temperature plus a certain number of degrees. Does anyone know the number of degrees for this equation?



    Answer:

    If you are talking about combustible materials close to the fireplace such as a wooden mantle. The allowable temperature is 117 degrees F plus ambient or room temperature. Some wood burning standards simply refer to 190 degrees F as the maximum which is roughly the same thing in most cases.

    Regards, from the Gasman
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page