Stove probe temp normal?

ejsechler

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May 18, 2016
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North East Ohio
Installed a new stove it is a Drolet HT3000 with 24ft total in length (14ft double wall stove pjpe ) and 10 chimney pipe. I ramp up my stove till stove probe reads 600. I then cut the air all the way closed and my stove probe is reading 900ish for about a hour and then seems to settle from there. Is this normal?
 

begreen

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It sounds like you might want to start turning down the air sooner. Maybe try closing the air 50% when the flue probe reaches 400º.
I am assuming that this probe is in the stovepipe, right? Is there another thermometer on the stovetop?
 
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ejsechler

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May 18, 2016
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North East Ohio
It sounds like you might want to start turning down the air sooner. Maybe try closing the air 50% when the flue probe reaches 400º.
I am assuming that this probe is in the stovepipe, right? Is there another thermometer on the stovetop?
I will give that a try i do have a stove top thermometer as well. It takes a long time to get up to temp. And yes the probe is mounted and installed through the double wall pipe approx. 20" above the stove. I have no bends or offsets in the piping at all.
 

Todd

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Yeah, try shutting down sooner. It will take some trial and error with a new stove but you also have a tall straight up chimney and a pipe dampner may be useful if those temps dont come down.
 

begreen

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I close down the air fairly aggressively as long as it doesn't kill the fire or smolder. This thread is with a different stove and wood, but you might find these readings helpful.
 
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ejsechler

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I close down the air fairly aggressively as long as it doesn't kill the fire or smolder. This thread is with a different stove and wood, but you might find these readings helpful.
I read that already
 

ejsechler

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May 18, 2016
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North East Ohio
So i am still playing trial and error with closing the air earlier. I am still seeing temps around 800 with 3/4 load and the air fully closed. The flames our fairly lazy but still burning pretty well. Not sure if I should buy a manometer or just buy a damper and I stall that. Suggestions?
 

begreen

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Try closing down the air even sooner. Often that can help. Slowing down the secondary burn earlier can help prevent a large bloom of wood gas from taking off.

How thick are the splits that are being burned? Can you take a shot of a load before lighting and post it?
 
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Todd

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I have a straight up 22' chimney, different stove than you but today when reloading I didnt pay attention and ended up shutting down the air too late when the internal flue temps were at 650. She outgassed pretty rapidly and had flue temps at 900+. The next load I shut her down at 400 and she cruised at 600 for an hour before slowly going down. Sometimes if the weather is colder and have a good wind I have to shut down as soon as the load lights off to keep those temps down.
 
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ejsechler

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Try closing down the air even sooner. Often that can help. Slowing down the secondary burn earlier can help prevent a large bloom of wood gas from taking off.

How thick are the splits that are being burned? Can you take a shot of a load before lighting and post it?
The splits range from 3" to 6"+. I am still messing around and experimenting. Next fresh load I put in i will take a picture. I think i am slowly getting the hang of it. I have been messing around loading east to west rather then north to south. Seems to burn slower and also cutting the air half way once I am to about 375 degrees. Then once it reaches 500 I turn it down pretty much all the way. What I am worried about right now i am burning in 40 degree weather what happens once it gets down to 10
 

nahiker

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How warm is it keeping you at 40? Does your stove have a blower? You could get a stovetop fan or two to sit on top if you have a free standing stove. Cutting the air down sooner will give a slower longer burn.