Thermostat location...

Thermostat location...

PostBy: Mike E On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:50 pm

I've read everything I can on Tstat location for this device that I can get my hands on, but haven't seen any real consensus on if it's a better idea to locate the Tstat in the room nearby the stove, across the room from the stove, or somewhere in between. With the obvious "keep it away from windows and drafts" stuff, does anyone have any new insight before I start drilling holes for this thing? I'm working in a 24x20 foot room here that I'm trying to heat.. and I wonder if putting the Tstat across the room is going to exacerbate any kind of overshoot problems that might arise.

Mike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K

Re: Thermostat location...

PostBy: spc On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:16 pm

I've been told by dealer 20' away from stove on an interior wall. Keeping it away from existing heat sources. Good luck.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Thermostat location...

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:20 pm

20' or so on an interior wall
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: Thermostat location...

PostBy: pvolcko On: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:09 am

As you said. Interior wall. Away from direct sunlight, cold or hot air drafts, etc. Generally the further from the appliance the better.
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Re: Thermostat location...

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:21 am

would 17 feet be suitable? the room i'm heating with my alaska that i would like to get a coal-trol for soon is 20'x30' with three exterior walls
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Thermostat location...

PostBy: pvolcko On: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:23 pm

17 is fine. :) 10 feet can be fine, so long as the thermo isn't in the direct path of hot vent air and it isn't getting directly heated radiant heat, such as you get off the sides of the stove.
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