• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
stewards:
  • Mike Jay
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Devaka Cooray
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Dan Boone
gardeners:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Mandy Launchbury-Rainey
  • Mike Barkley

Hand held gas analysers

 
Posts: 416
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Are those sub $100 hand held carbon monoxide analysers worthwhile if one wants to look at the efficiency of your stove? Or is it better to look at carbon dioxide if one has to keep inside a budget?

Eg. https://www.amazon.com/Handheld-Monoxide-Precision-Detector-0-1000ppm/dp/B0174Q3RVG
 
pollinator
Posts: 393
Location: Ashhurst New Zealand
88
duck trees chicken cooking wood heat woodworking homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
That doesn't look like it's designed to sample hot flue gases. It's an ambient CO detector which would be worthwhile if you were heating an indoor space with a RMH and you wanted to assure yourself that it wasn't leaking or backdrafting.

Peter van den Berg would be the definitive authority on what sort of analyser is worth getting.
 
Graham Chiu
Posts: 416
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yes, it doesn't have a probe as such.  But I was wondering if I could hold it above the flue for a short period.  At present my flue is about 30 deg C at the top.
 
We should throw him a surprise party. It will cheer him up. We can use this tiny ad:
Taylor&Zach’s Bootcamp Journey
https://permies.com/t/115886/permaculture-projects/Taylor-Zach-Bootcamp-Journey
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!