Fine Tuning The Burn....??

Re: Fine Tuning The Burn....??

PostBy: KingCoal On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:56 pm

most certainly, and likely much more accurate.
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Re: Fine Tuning The Burn....??

PostBy: ShawninNY On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:03 pm

Hope I'm not annoying you by volunteering tips or info you already know , it's good you have experience with metal working , cause without fail stove bolts love to break, My Waterford stove is all cast iron so then you I have to drill and tap , use stainless fasteners when you can , 1 more piece of unsolicited advice measure your glass and cut a piece of 1/8 sheet steel or any scrap ( old computer housing) so it's ready if you need it) without fail shithappens!
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Re: Fine Tuning The Burn....??

PostBy: Crow Horse On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:17 pm

ShawninNY wrote:Hope I'm not annoying you by volunteering tips or info you already know , it's good you have experience with metal working , cause without fail stove bolts love to break, My Waterford stove is all cast iron so then you I have to drill and tap , use stainless fasteners when you can , 1 more piece of unsolicited advice measure your glass and cut a piece of 1/8 sheet steel or any scrap ( old computer housing) so it's ready if you need it) without fail shithappens!


I appreciate any and all helpful advice! You make a very good point about making an emergency steel panel for the glass. Great idea!!!!! Thanks!!!
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Re: Fine Tuning The Burn....??

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:21 pm

Crow Horse wrote:Would a non contact IR thermometer be acceptable to use?

Yes, an IR thermometer is fine and lets you take quick measurements at many locations. Magnetic thermometers are more convenient because they are always active and you can check them at a glance.

Most people use two magnetic thermometers, one on the stovepipe and one at some representative spot on the stove surface. You will quickly learn what stove temperature relative to outside temperature gives you a comfortable house. Stovepipe temperature is interesting and you will probably find it is much lower burning coal than burning wood. Ignore the "too cold", "too hot", "just right" zones on the stovepipe thermometer -- they are for wood burning where you have to worry about creosote, but there's no such issue with anthracite.
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Re: Fine Tuning The Burn....??

PostBy: ShawninNY On: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:31 am

Non contact is even better you'll get the real temp with it, the magnetics are good cause they are always at the stove. Even though they are rarely accurate ,they still give you the comparison ! I use a harbor freight IR I think I paid 24- I got a replacement BBQ thermo at the depot for 5- it's more accurate than the magnetic and goes up to 700-
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