Vent Temperature

Vent Temperature

PostBy: rschoensta On: Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:54 pm

Just got my new stove up and running.
(Leisure Line Pocono).
Right now it's burning at it's highest rate I would assume since it's bringing a fairly cold house up to temperature.

My question is this.
I have a thermometer on the vent stack.
This is about 7' beyond the stove and a couple of feet above the barometric damper.
The temperature it's registering is 110 degrees F.
I am pretty sure this is accurate since I can put my hand on the pipe and keep it there.

Does this seem right?
I'm wondering what happens when the fire goes down to a lower output.

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:48 pm

I wouldn't be too concerned. If the stove is working properly and there are no sulfur smell or gas alarms going off, then I would say everything is OK. One thing to always look for is sweat on the bottom side of the hopper lid. If you see condensation on the lid, you can bet your going to or are having a draft problem. This happens when your draft slows down to a point where the fumes are not being sucked out of the stove. The stove becomes pressurized and the fumes are looking for a way out. Since the stove is pretty tight, the easies way is up through the hopper. This makes the coal sweat, vaporize and then condensate on the lid when it cannot excape. Have a gas alarm on every floor of your house. If any alarm goes, turn the stove off ASAP.
Jerry & Karen

PostBy: stokerstove On: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:29 pm

It is probably normal - my stove does about the same thing, except when I run mine full blast the pipe temp goes up to 150 + but my therm. is only about 4' from the stove, right before the baro. damper.
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