Well I did it

Re: Well I did it

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:53 pm

Hey partner, just wanted to comment about that BBQ thermometer some more. Along with the two high temp alarms, it also has a low temp alarm that will sound. I have mine set at 130 degrees. At that temp I may need to fluff the fire or if its a warm day outside, I may be close to a draft failure. At night, I have it setting on the night stand. Just a button push illuminates the display and I know exactly what the fire is doing :) The range is said to be 300 feet but probably shortens some passing thru walls. The temp limits are just under 600 degrees but the highest temp its seen is around 400. This is my second year using it. Battery life is a couple months, with good batteries. It saves a whole lot of trips to the basement!
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Re: Well I did it

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:19 pm

My stove pipe reaches 750 degrees F every time I start it. I actually just came back on here to check this thread to see if I was missing something, or if you guys were talking F or C. By all accounts it seems you guys are talking F???

I use Pine for kindling so my stove and chimney does get hot, but it does not stay there for very long, just 1/2 hour or so until the bimetal draft controls gets heated up and everything gets into equilibrium again. This is the second stove I have had that does this so its not the stove, or the set up, its just the kindling doing what kindling does; get hot and get a good bed of coals for the coal to get started upon.

I am thinking I run my stove hotter than most of you guys do though in operating mode (versus starting it up) because typically burning wood my stove hoovers around 550 degrees at the chimney, and for coal it hoovers about 450 degrees. I don't have a damper in the chimney though and control my fire through the automatic draft (bimetal control) or through the ash pan door. My chimney is straight up too, 14 feet high with not an elbow in it. I have brushed it out a few times this year; on average about once per week, but fly ash is all I ever get out of it. Last year I had a lot of problems because my stove was a lot bigger and it ran in the 200 gree range constantly with green wood. That was really bad, I had so many chimney fires I lost count of them, so this year is a vast improvement.
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Re: Well I did it

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:54 pm

Bruce M wrote:I overfired my stove tonight,750*..


When it gets hot enough so that your magnetic thermometer falls off
your stove, THEN you've overdone it.. :cry:

Dan
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Re: Well I did it

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:12 pm

freetown fred wrote: ....................... Being I'm working on my social skills, I won't go off on a rant! ...........................................



BWAHAHAHA. HARDEHARHAR. ROTFLMFAO :nana: :crazy: :mrgreen:


Damn Fred, I haven't laughed so hard in quite a while !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Rick
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Re: Well I did it

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:01 pm

NoSmoke wrote:By all accounts it seems you guys are talking F???

Yes Fahrenheit.. 750 whoa :shock: Yeah thats kinda warm :lol:

NoSmoke wrote:I use Pine for kindling so my stove and chimney does get hot,

I use the woody type charcoal, its much easier to manage a lower temp on the pipe.
Even when I start a new fire I don't get over 350 on the pipe.

NoSmoke wrote:typically burning wood my stove hoovers around 550 degrees at the chimney, and for coal it hoovers about 450 degrees

My cruise temp on the pipe is 180-190, idles around 140 then up to 260 when I have a call for heat from the thermostat.

My furnace is a little big for the house so I never push it very hard. Even at 10 below zero last year one night, I reved up the furnace to 400 with around 300 on the pipe 8-)
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Re: Well I did it

PostBy: Op4_camper On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:08 pm

Im new to coal 3rd season. First funace was to big for house. Anyways left ash door open for 15 min. Im up stairs when smoke detecter went of ran threw the house and smoke is coming threw living room floor. I have the large size fire extinguisher. Graped it threw open basement door. Did you know stairs act as a chimney. Flames and smoke pour up at me. I charged down spaying and panning. I got the fire out. Threw the main and went up stairs and flooded first floor with water. Filled furnace wih ash and shut her down. I damaged 3 joist ,wires pvc pipe and ruind prego wood floor, water damage.
Next day bought 2 new large fire extinguishers and a smaller furnace and cement board.

Never leave the ash door OPEN....

I was lucky and I'm gratefully.
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Re: Well I did it

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:11 pm

Glad you made it OK on that one op, just remember, you're not a cat ;)
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Re: Well I did it

PostBy: Op4_camper On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:16 pm

freetown fred wrote:Glad you made it OK on that one op, just remember, you're not a cat ;)


Thank you so am I you have no idea. Im not scared for me but this house is bought and paid for. Its for my daughter who lives with me. She will have a house thats hers which make life easyer for her.
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Re: Well I did it

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:23 pm

Fires scare me that is for sure.

I live on a hill and there are 7 houses on this hill. 5 of those houses have burned because of wood stoves.

My Dad's house burned when his outdoor wood stove's draft blower shorted out and caught some wood on fire which soon traveled to his firewood which soon caught the siding on his house on fire...It was a total loss.

The neighbor at the bottom of the hill, he put his wood furnace outside of his garage in order to be safe and pumped the heat it produced inside by a ductwork, but it had a crack in the heat exchanger. Being a prepper he had a few hundred gallons of gasoline in his detached garage. That is no longer standing and they just barely managed to keep his trailer from burning down

But the neighbor up the road from me; his wood stove caught the floor trusses on fire after a chimney fire (he burns green wood) and only a neighborhood bucket brigade saved the house.

Finally, the last house on the hill caught fire when a teen age boy tried to light the stove. he said he had gasoline on his boots from messing with a snowmobile, but no one was home at the time, and I kind of think being kind of simple, the boy might have used a little gasoline to start the fire. I could be wrong, but I have always surmised that is what happened.

My house, and my late grandmother's home have been the only ones without incident. It is one of the reasons I prefer burning coal, but I still burn a poke of wood only because it is so abundant here. But yes, I worry too that someday the great equalizer will arrive. I say that because with fire it does not matter if you are rich or poor, you are left with nothing...or worse...dead!
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