thomas rubino wrote:Hi Greg;
I have one of those on my house wood stove. I like it. It is reading surface temperature.
This is important with a conventional stove, as a high pipe temp could start a chimney fire. In the creosote conventional stoves produce or ignite nearby wood framing. RMH's do not do either.
You would be surprised to see the numbers if you were able to read the internal gas temp.
What we are trying to do. Is maximize the heat held and keep chimney temperatures warm enough for convection and to resist moisture buildup in the stack.
But not so hot that I am "wasting" heat out the chimney.
Yes, this is me being a geeky pyro … but I like it !
thomas rubino wrote:Hi All;
Interesting watching the temp gauge when making changes at the feed tube. Simply poking the fire , hear it roar louder and then watch the temp gauge drop 15-20 degrees ! Add wood and watch it drop 50 degrees ! Who would have thought that big a change.
thomas rubino wrote:Finally starting to clean things up in that corner. Next I need to replace that rickety old chair with a nice recliner... you know lay it back to add more wood :) Get a nice electric splitter …. oh yeah, that's right... we make our electricity, hmm not really enough, to power a log splitter. OK maybe hire the neighbor kid to come split it for me !
thomas rubino wrote:Just got a new candy temp (T&G dragon breath monitor) gauge to check the gas temperature in the studio RMH.
Its been running since 7 am, outside temps up from 10 F to 22F . room temp is 74F , READY... stack gas temperature 2' above the mass is over 400F ! seemed to settle in around 420 F or so ! OMG I had no idea I was loosing that much heat !!! Hmmm maybe a bell at the far end … (wife will strangle me if she reads this ) She hates when I interrupt her happy artist life … with trivial things like heat!
I informed her the other day, I intended to install a 5 minute riser in that stove this summer... After the lecture … I will be shielding my work area from her work area during that project.