Temperature Variation

Temperature Variation

PostBy: Ed On: Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:52 pm

Wondering if any of you ever see this. This morning (5:00 a.m.) I check my stove (Alaska Stoker), The temp on the front of the stove is a little over 500 degrees. I come home from work this afternoon and check it , and it's around 425. This stove is not on a thermostat or anything. I set it and leave it go. It usually averages around 450 give or take 10 degrees. Do you think it could be the coal? I don't see any other reason it would do this. What do ya think?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Kast Console

Re: Temperature Variation

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:22 pm

If you just got a new load of coal, I would suspect that the coal is the culprit.
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Re: Temperature Variation

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:37 pm

Depends on the outside temp, If it's really cold, it will draw better and probably heat up more, then it warms up and the stove runs a bit cooler. I have notice a bit more coal cakes, small clinkers since its been below 10-15 degrees at night, and I haven't changed anything in the stove or changed coal.
WNY
 
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