Auber flue probe install

jparker

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Oct 17, 2019
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I getting ready to install an Auber flue probe on my DW. The instructions only state to drill two 1/8” holes (one for probe, one for included mounting screw). Any additional advice from anyone that has installed one?

Also, I assume it should it be installed 18” above the stove top like other probes. Is that correct?

Thanks
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
Yes and yes.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
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Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Put these holes on the back! So you can try to hide the wire.

Is this probe suitable for single wall pipe too? Liking the idea of more accurate and timely temperature measurement.
 

bholler

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Jan 14, 2014
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central pa
Put these holes on the back! So you can try to hide the wire.

Is this probe suitable for single wall pipe too? Liking the idea of more accurate and timely temperature measurement.
I believe so. I know many have used regular probe thermometers on single wall as well. The calibration may be off slightly but I doubt it is enough to matter at all
 
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jparker

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Oct 17, 2019
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Installation was simple and quick.

Last year was my first year burning and I always had the feeling that I didn’t have a clear understanding of how the stove was operating at any given point in time. So I hope having visibility to the flue temps helps with that.

Regarding flue temps, what min-max temp range should I shoot for at startup/loading and mid-burn cycle?

Thanks
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
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Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Installation was simple and quick.

Last year was my first year burning and I always had the feeling that I didn’t have a clear understanding of how the stove was operating at any given point in time. So I hope having visibility to the flue temps helps with that.

Regarding flue temps, what min-max temp range should I shoot for at startup/loading and mid-burn cycle?

Thanks
Here’s what condar thinks about proper internal flue temperatures.
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So keep her between 400 and 900.
 

xman23

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2008
2,139
Lackawaxen PA
I've never seen one of those stove top gauge that goes to 1600 degrees. Oh, is that for internal chimney? My Oslo is red hot at 700. Luckily I don't need to run any hotter than 500.
 
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begreen

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I've never seen one of those stove top gauge that goes to 1600 degrees. Oh, is that for internal chimney? My Oslo is red hot at 700. Luckily I don't need to run any hotter than 500.
If your Oslo glows red at 700 stovetop, the thermometer is reading wrong.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
17,659
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
If your Oslo glows red at 700 stovetop, the thermometer is reading wrong.
Right, I regularly cruise over 700 on a plate steel stove. Totally within normal operating limits.

The pictured meter is a dedicated internal probe style flue gas thermometer. The mechanical version of the auber probe that is the subject of this thread.

It’s slower to react and probably less accurate but it works and I can read it from across the room.
 

xman23

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2008
2,139
Lackawaxen PA
If your Oslo glows red at 700 stovetop, the thermometer is reading wrong.
Ha!, there all right. I think all my stove top thermometers max out around 7- 800 degrees. Perhaps, "red hot" was poor description and a bit of exaggeration. But when it's running north of 700 you know it. The cast iron starts smelling real hot and new expanding moans. You just know running a stove routinely at those temps is not healthy for the stove. Fortunately I don't need to run my stove anywhere near 700. It's more than 20 years old and is as good as the day it was new.