Stove/ stovepipe thermometer

Stove/ stovepipe thermometer

PostBy: Maro On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:26 am

(A) Is it essential or at least useful to have a thermometer on my 50-93 coal stove?
(B)If so, where should it be placed? On stove or stovepipe? I have Duravent DVL double wall stove pipe.
(C) If so, who makes a good thermometer?
(D) What is a healthy temperature range?
:help2:
Maro
 
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Gravity fed hopper
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Stove/ stovepipe thermometer

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:40 am

On the stove top somewhere I'd suspect, other then that, I'm not gonna be much help ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Stove/ stovepipe thermometer

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:58 am

I got me a nifty infrared laser thermometer from harbor freight. I caught it on sale for $25 or so, I went that route because its not dedicated to one spot and can be used almost anyplace I want to know the temperature plus it was a new "toy".
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous


Re: Stove/ stovepipe thermometer

PostBy: fifthg On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:55 am

this is just conjecture,but I suppose it only matters where you put for your own purposes of comparison,so put it where it is convenient and compare temps form time to time.Maybe you will decide you need a heat shield for safety.The laser gun sounds like it would be very handy for this purpose.Other than that you don't NEED one.
fifthg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Harman DVC 500
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Foundry & Supply Co.
Coal Size/Type: rice,pea Gale Mining Co Anthracite

Re: Stove/ stovepipe thermometer

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:35 pm

You should have two thermometers. One on the stove body and the other on the stove pipe at a minimum of two feet away from the exhaust collar on the stove. The difference in temperatures will tell you how well the stove is operating.
The larger the difference between the two readings, the better the stove is running.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Stove/ stovepipe thermometer

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:28 pm

He mentioned double wall so I'm guessing he won't get a useful reading off the pipe.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Stove/ stovepipe thermometer

PostBy: fastcat On: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:23 am

50-93 with blower has a double top so on top will not work. Put it on the front right side of the door near the top. Don't bother on the stove pipe being as it is double wall.
fastcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: Stove/ stovepipe thermometer

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:37 am

After reading about the double walled pipe, I would agree that a thermometer there would be useless.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Stove/ stovepipe thermometer

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:58 am

Well I guess if I put a thermo on my HITZER--I would want to know what she was putting out into the house--which is why my thought would of been the top, there is a 3/8"- 1/2"air space there--me thinks it's about 6 of one, half dozen of the other---hey, here's a thought maro---get 2 thermo's --I wonder what the difference is between top & side?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Stove/ stovepipe thermometer

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:08 pm

I have a probe style on my stovepipe. They react fast and are very accurate. As far as temperatures, just watch it for a week a she will tell you what makes her happy. Each install has so many variables, the numbers won't relate from one to another.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea