JLF53 wrote:I place the thermometer on the left front or right front above the door. The left side is cooler due to the fan placed at an angle to the rear left blowing right front.
I have my magnetic stick-on themo on the stovepipe about 12" above the stove. The temp only needs to give you a general idea & show trends. (falling or rising) I find about a 40* temp difference on the 24" stack above the stove (from the bottom to the elbow at top) I just put it at around 12" to keep it at eye level.
Read my response to Jack about shaking down as it sounds like you need to shake a bit more too.