Stove temps?

Stove temps?

PostBy: Bruce M On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:24 pm

What stove temp range should I be in. I fired up the stove for the first time to burn off paint and get a feel of the stove before I really need it, I am getting in the range of 5-600* of stove temp. I don't know the stack temp because its a double wall pipe all the way to the stove. I was a bit concerned when it tipped 600*.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:33 pm

600º is what DSM recommends to be about the max for the stove. Of course, my DS has seen temps in excess of 700º for very brief periods of time.
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Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:47 pm

For the first couple fires, I would say around 500*F then let the stove cool down.
After around 500/600 F* should be OK but the stove can go much higher than that. My Vig ll saw the end of the thermometer a few times for testing on short periods ( not a recommendation).
Always good/important to know the stove temp. and the flue pipe temp. There are thermometers having a probe you can tap in the double walls pipe so you get the temp. inside of the pipe.
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Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: Bruce M On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:04 pm

It has settled in nicely at 525* with a full load at cruse controll, it's going to be a warm winter in my home ;-)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:17 pm

It depends on the heat you need of course but I would only go to 500 degrees or so the furst time to burn off any volitiles and cure the paint. A full load settling at 525 is ok but what setting is that? Is that wide open or where do you have the thermostat set? Full load or not you should be able to throttle it down to as low as 200 with the setting down low and maintain that at this time of year (low draft). Remember in colder weather the chimney will pull harder. If the stove won't burn at low temps 200-250 max then you have an air leak somewhere. Just saying.
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Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: Bruce M On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:26 pm

Yes the stove was set at mid range with spinners open a little, since then I have just turned it down to a quarter and spinners at just a crack, temp is already down to 425 and dropping. It's going to take a little to learn the stove and how to throttle it up or down. One thing I was concerned about was the draft with these temps, or lack of, but that concern is squashed.
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Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: Bruce M On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:32 pm

Yes the stove was set at mid range with spinners open a little, since then I have just turned it down to a quarter and spinners at just a crack, temp is already down to 425 and dropping. It's going to take a little to learn the stove and how to throttle it up or down. One thing I was concerned about was the draft with these temps, or lack of, but that concern is squashed.
Bruce M
 
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Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:20 pm

Sounds like your on your way. It is not too hard and I never minded fiddling with my stove in the beginning. To me it was always a living thing that I tried to nurture. That is why I hate to shut it down for the summer. Just too depressing seeing that cold black steel. It is so much nicer when it is alive and warm. :)
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Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: Bruce M On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:48 pm

Well after the night and house temps at 79* with the stove air cut to almost nil the stove temps idle at about 275* I find this stove to have a very easy learning curve, very happy though it is just one firing. I also found the coal to be easy to light with using the wood fire method, though I have burned coal in Korea before I don't recall ever having to light it, I do suffer from CRS though, We usually borrowed some from the neighbors and went from there. This stuff I just dumped a half a shovel onto a wood fire and just kept adding a bit at a time until it was a 100% coal fire.
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Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:30 pm

The end of last season I was able to lower my 1600 down to 180*.
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Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:49 am

Bruce M wrote:Yes the stove was set at mid range with spinners open a little, since then I have just turned it down to a quarter and spinners at just a crack, temp is already down to 425 and dropping. It's going to take a little to learn the stove and how to throttle it up or down. One thing I was concerned about was the draft with these temps, or lack of, but that concern is squashed.


Sounds good Bruce, you'll appreciate that ability to idle during the shoulder seasons. The spinners on the front actually do something on your stove which is cool too. Sometimes, on the box stoves with bimetal thermostats, the spinner vents are just decorative and don't actually have any vent holes behind them! ;)
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Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:44 pm

I have one of the older Harman SF-250 models and it has spinners on the load door and the ash door. They too are functional and not just decorative. I love it!
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Re: Stove temps?

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:19 pm

SteveZee wrote: If the stove won't burn at low temps 200-250 max then you have an air leak somewhere. Just saying.


yes I can get my stove burning (via IR temp gun) to 175°F - hardly know its cooking ... and then open 'er up to hell's inferno in about 4 hours time.
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