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Asbjornsen

New Member
Dec 13, 2020
4
UK, Cumbria
I was wondering what thermometer would be best for an inset stove as it seems most of the thermometers are geared towards fire with visible pipes or fume. Is there a certain thermometer for inset stoves or would I just use any stove thermometer and try to place it on the stove itself?
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,417
Long Island, NY
Welcome to the Forums !!!

Do you mean an insert, or a free standing stove?
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
1,020
MA
Welcome! I see you are in the UK.
 

EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
1,209
SE North Carolina

Bad LP

Minister of Fire
Nov 28, 2014
1,722
Northern Maine
I use an IR thermometer. I can only shoot the pipe just above the collar and it’s better than nothing.
Now that I really know the insert I don’t even bother anymore.
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
1,020
MA
I thought that inset stove was just the British term for an insert.

Three episodes of Escape to the Country are on daily over here, and my wife and I watch them. Do people really stage their wood to be burned right next to their stove?

A former colleague of mine and friend of my wife is in West Sussex. Has a horse transportation business.
 

Asbjornsen

New Member
Dec 13, 2020
4
UK, Cumbria
It occurred to me that I should have really put some pictures of the stove here to give more an idea of what I am working with. Where a magnetic thermometer could go on this that would give an accurate reading?

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Asbjornsen

New Member
Dec 13, 2020
4
UK, Cumbria
I use an IR thermometer. I can only shoot the pipe just above the collar and it’s better than nothing.
Now that I really know the insert I don’t even bother anymore.

Seems this is my best bet, though I think I will also order a cheap magnetic thermometer as well with the hope that we can find a place to put it.
 

avsmusic1

Burning Hunk
Jul 26, 2012
218
CT
is the standard $15-30 IR thermometer from any home center good enough? any specific features above and beyond the core functionality that are important?
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,580
South Puget Sound, WA
Glad to be here.

It is an insert stove that we are using, I thought they were called inset stove for some odd reason ;lol
What stove make and model is this? It looks like the best place to read the temperature will be on the door above the glass and below the slats.
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
1,020
MA
That's a good example of what I mentioned in the thread where the person was looking for a taller narrow stove or insert for their fireplace opening.

I mentioned that we watch Escape to the Country and there seem to be a lot more taller, narrower stoves in the UK than we see here. They fit in fireplaces in old homes. And old means much older than we see here in the U.S.. Like centuries older. :)