New Hearthstone Clydesdale

stinkbug Posted By stinkbug, Feb 17, 2015 at 2:33 PM

  1. stinkbug

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    I just had a new Clydesdale installed last week with a 6 inch insulated flex pipe. So far so good - and just in time for some seriously cold weather. The entire family (and dogs) have a new favorite spot next to the stove.

    I'm questioning the running temps that I am getting. At 350 degrees F, this thing is REALLY hot! Should I attempt to bring it up closer to the 600F max like the manual says? I'm using a Rutland thermometer sitting on the top/center/front of the stove. Just curious what temps other other Clydesdale owners are seeing??? Thank you.
     
  2. Fsappo

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    Glad you like that insert. It was always one of my favorites. I have burned them but never had a thermometer on one, so I cant help with the temp readings. I would just get a bed of coals going, load with splits, let them get rolling and shut the air down. The size of the load of splits would determine the heat output and get adjusted according to need.
     
  3. brad wilton

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    if manufacturer says 600 go give it a try and see how it heats. if to much burn smaller loads, but don't forget to burn hot once in a while to avoid creosote build up. they are supposed to be good heaters enjoy
     
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  4. stinkbug

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    I'll bump it up tonight. One thing I'm finding is that I did not split my wood small enough. The larger splits of wood burn a long time but do not generate the coals to get it much over 300 degrees F.
     
  5. DougA

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    That typically means your wood is not dry enough. The fire is using a lot of energy (heat) to burn off the moisture in the wood. Split smaller and you will get the temps up higher. Once the fire is roaring, then add some large splits gradually but not enough to smother the fire and lower the temps.
     
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  6. mstoelton

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    I love the clydesdales. They can really throw some heat when you get a good load of dry wood. Sounds like your wood may not be quite dry. You may want to get a load of ECO bricks to finish out the year and save any cord wood you have for next year.

    If you are trying to burn less than optimal wood, open your air control. It will help but the trade-off is reduced burn time.
     
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  7. FirewoodAddict

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    I have a Inferno thermometer. I take off the removable grill and put it right next to the leveling bolt. I run it up to 600 on average and it works beautifully. If it gets up above 650 just crank up the blowers and she'll slowly back down. Enjoy it, I've had mine for about a month and love it!
     
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