Stove pipe temp

Stove pipe temp

PostBy: jkrf27 On: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:30 pm

I bought a stove pipe thermometer and Im only getting a reading of 200 18" from the top of the stove. according to the thermometer that is a little low. I am new to this all and dont know for sure if my stove is burning to its max? How would I increase this on my Super Mag? Thanks guys
jkrf27
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag

Re: Stove pipe temp

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:47 pm

I am no expert on your stove but I am almost positive those magnetic stove pipe thermometers are made and printed with info. for wood burning devices! I am sure a fellow coal burner with the same model stove will jump in to assist. keep warm and safe and welcome to your newest love.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Stove pipe temp

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:55 pm

Coal doesn't have the pipe temps of wood ... and EVERY magnetic thermometer made is set up for wood - if there's one set up for coal, I have yet to see it.

Your good. ;) :cheers:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: Stove pipe temp

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:06 am

You're good at that temp measured with a magnetic gauge, the notes on it are for wood burning to avoid creosote. I have a probe thermometer and my temps run about 280* - 300* when firing for a long time. I have put the magnetic gauge there for comparison occasionally and it settles out around 175* - 200*.

I usually have the mag gauge on the side of the stoker (top, front firebox corner) and when firing for a while, it will read about 650* there.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Stove pipe temp

PostBy: jkrf27 On: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:46 am

Thanks guys. I know the device is wood specific but just curious as to what a good temp for coal is. I guess thats why I grabbed one. Just trying to really dial this puppy in!
jkrf27
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag

Re: Stove pipe temp

PostBy: dlj On: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:27 pm

My stove pipe typically runs between 100 and 200 depending upon how hot I'm running the stove. I figure the lower the better..

dj
dlj
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: Stove pipe temp

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:17 pm

Assuming you have a baro damper and it's adjusted correctly. But stove pipe temps are not that hot, maybe 200 on the outside of the pipe.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Stove pipe temp

PostBy: WNYRob On: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:13 pm

With a probe thermometer, I usually max out around 150 or so about 2' above the stove outlet/barometric damper and that is with the front of my koker reading around 400 F with a wood stove temp gauge. I know I don't burn as hot as a lot of the coal users here, so my lower stack temps probably reflect this.
WNYRob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker controlled with CoalTrol

Re: Stove pipe temp

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:31 am

If your reading on the pipe is after the baro, it will vary depending on how much room air is mixing with the flue gases. That would also explain a low temperature.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash