lsayre wrote:I just had a crazy thought. If a 100,000 BTU rated hand fired stove was eating 10+ lbs. of coal per hour and actually firing at it’s full rated 100,000 BTU's, what would its surface temperature be?
a lot more than the 600 degree temps they recommend
U/L has to have some eye on the rating vs how blazing hot the stove has to get to achieve this, lets face it... most of us probably exceed the surface temps recommended, on some stoves this is not a big deal at all, on other stoves its a "stove killer" to do it (VC and some others with their silly lil iron grates in the front that warp and twist like pretzels or have glued & screwed cast iron tops and pieces over the firebed that would expand and contract to a point of harming the integrity of the unit have problems, while some others with 1/4" solid welded steel stoves have no problem with steady surface temps of 900+). Either way to burn up that amount of coal lets assume the surface temps have to reach well over 600