old stove, new install, new user, lots of questions.

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zeus1gdsm

New Member
Apr 10, 2022
1
ny
alright so my stove is in. all to code. burning great.

arrow s12 - epa certified stove with fire bricks, burn tubes up top and bottom air flow control.

But my concerns are on flue temp and creosote build up.

using a magnetic therm 18inches above stove outlet on a single wall pipe i have a hard time getting over 300.

I also shoot with an infrared and read roughly the same temps as the magnetic therm.

the stove top will read 150-200 more than the stove pipe.

i read that the temps i am getting on the stove pipe with ir and magnetic i should increase by about 30% to get an accurate idea of the gas temp?

should I be shooting right before it goes into the wall/chimney for a more accurate idea of temp for creosote build-up?
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
93,171
South Puget Sound, WA
A 300º surface stove pipe temp is roughly about 600ºF flue gas temp. It might be more or less depending on the stove pipe configuration.

Can you post a picture of this stove? It's a new one for me. Was it made by Hearth & Home Tech.?
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
How tall is your chimney? Have you tested your wood for dryness?