Glow in the dark

SCOTT S.

Burning Hunk
Mar 22, 2014
243
Waupaca WI
does anyone make a glow in the dark flue temperature gauge? Our living room is fairly dark in the evening and I have to get up and walk across to check the gauge. I’m sure the exercise isn’t hurting me but it’s annoying.
 

Hogwildz

Minister of Fire
I use a tiny LED flash light I keep on my mantle. Not aware of any glow in the dark thermo.
 
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Ludlow

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Jun 4, 2018
1,095
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Flashlight and compact binoculars!
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,347
Indiana
This something that’s never crossed my mind...get yourself a BK, no worries!
 

SCOTT S.

Burning Hunk
Mar 22, 2014
243
Waupaca WI
I have a bk but like to keep an eye on it before I close the damper. Thanks for the replies I figured it was worth a shot.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
79,070
South Puget Sound, WA
Yup, same worries as any other stove until the bypass is closed.
 
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webby3650

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Sep 2, 2008
10,347
Indiana
Yup, same worries as any other stove until the bypass is closed.
Unlike any other stove with a bypass I’ve had, my Woodstock will roar with the bypass open. I mean it will really go crazy in just a few minutes! The bypass is really small, 90 off the back, 2 45’s at the ceiling. It’s surprising to me, I’ve got to really watch it close.
 
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Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
551
Palmyra, WI
Are you against going digital?
Auber makes small digital readouts that are visible from a long distance.
I have a couple around for no other reason than I can see them at all times of the day.
 

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velvetfoot

Minister of Fire
Dec 5, 2005
9,973
Sand Lake, NY
Are you against going digital?
Auber makes small digital readouts that are visible from a long distance.
I have a couple around for no other reason than I can see them at all times of the day.
I have one of those that kicks on the high speed fan at a set point. An alarm can also be attached.
Alas, since I wear bifocals, I have to squint to see the red numbers and it gets worse at night. I've tried trifocal and progressive lenses, but they haven't worked out for me in the past.
 
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Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
10,752
Southern IN
Unlike any other stove with a bypass I’ve had, my Woodstock will roar with the bypass open.
You don't want that...don't open the air as far. ;) I generally don't have it much over 2 once any wood is catching well, and cut it to under 2 before long. As you've seen, under 2, small adjustments make a big difference.
But as to temps, I go by a flue meter lying on the tee snout, but I can pretty much tell what's going on by looking at how much flame is going through the bypass or listening to clicks from the flue. I do still look at the meter though. I've been toughing it out, and standing up if I want to look at the meter. ;)
 
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webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,347
Indiana
You don't want that...don't open the air as far. ;)
Nope! I want it up to temp as fast as possible. If it can’t handle it I’ll replace it with something that can! ==c
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
10,752
Southern IN
Nope! I want it up to temp as fast as possible. If it can’t handle it I’ll replace it with something that can! ==c
Any stove will handle a roaring fire...for a while. I don't drive to the grocery with my foot to the floorboard, either. :oops: I respect a machine, even if it is a simple one.
I assume you are half-kidding since you said you "keep an eye on it." I know you have your bypass retainer thingies to worry about... ;)
 
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webby3650

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Sep 2, 2008
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Indiana
Any stove will handle a roaring fire...for a while. I don't drive to the grocery with my foot to the floorboard, either. :oops: I respect a machine, even if it is a simple one.
I assume you are half-kidding since you said you "keep an eye on it." I know you have your bypass retainer thingies to worry about... ;)
Ya, I’m just funnin.
 

Ludlow

Minister of Fire
Jun 4, 2018
1,095
PA
For sure! I always try to best my time getting to 800 STT.