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ColdHouse
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Post Thu. Oct. 31, 2013 8:50 pm

What is the hottest you have ever accidentally gotten your stove? What did you do once you realized you had over fired it?

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Post Thu. Oct. 31, 2013 9:00 pm

my IR thermometer quits at 740 degs. I believe.
i overoad my TT to fire my stoker constantly one time and didnt realize I had plenum switch OFF( no air handler)....thank god high-limit switch worked!
...it killed the stoker and I shot it(top of chamber) with the IR thermo and it kept reading ERROR
...so im guessing near 800 degs. ?? (or more)
...needless to say the cooked paint smell lingered a while :lol:

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Post Thu. Oct. 31, 2013 9:02 pm

I've had the connector pipe thermometer pegged past 900° on a couple occasions ... :lol:

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Post Thu. Oct. 31, 2013 9:05 pm

I got a clue when I noticed a red glow coming form my living room..

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Post Thu. Oct. 31, 2013 9:07 pm

SMITTY wrote:I've had the connector pipe thermometer pegged past 900° on a couple occasions ... :lol:
My scariest moment was when mine hit 1500* :shock: burning wood ofcorse..

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Post Thu. Oct. 31, 2013 9:08 pm

Mine hit 700 today after a load with ash door open for about 10-15 min. I have a box fan behind stove I closed ash door, closed air intake, and turned on the box fan. Stove was at 600 in 10 minutes and 500 in less than 20.

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Post Thu. Oct. 31, 2013 9:08 pm

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Post Thu. Oct. 31, 2013 9:09 pm

I believe around 850° on the stove top.... The paint on my double wall duravent stove pipe was smoking heavily! The pipe was pushing 600° :shock: I believe that was during an attempt to burn Valier's finest oversize at about #4 on the bi-metal stat. Lesson learned : The DS t-stat does NOT respond fast enough to burn high-vol bit!! It could really use a restrictor, kind of like the VC Vigilant.

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Post Fri. Nov. 01, 2013 5:50 am

Ive had a Crane Coal Cooker (model 44) so red hot I swear I could see through the side wall over the firebed, the top plate was bright red/orange like the color of flowing lava. (mind you... this was done on purpose). temp gauge disintegrated into a smoldering twisted/warped pretzel :lol:.... we just let it burn out, the after effects were the stove turned a beautiful shade of pure snow white after cooling toothy

If it helps anyone to know... it is amazing the strength of a cylinder/circle in comparison to a square/rectangle (when this is done on a square stove damage/distortion/warping occurs)... yet if the stove is cylindrical no distortion occurs :gee:

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Post Fri. Nov. 01, 2013 8:33 am

Last winter I went to he basement and smelled hot steel, oh crap..I hit the back pipe with the infrared thermometer and it said 700* and the load in my shorts was HOTTER! :shock:

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Post Fri. Nov. 01, 2013 10:41 am

dcrane wrote:Ive had a Crane Coal Cooker (model 44) so red hot I swear I could see through the side wall over the firebed, the top plate was bright red/orange like the color of flowing lava. (mind you... this was done on purpose). temp gauge disintegrated into a smoldering twisted/warped pretzel :lol:.... we just let it burn out, the after effects were the stove turned a beautiful shade of pure snow white after cooling toothy

If it helps anyone to know... it is amazing the strength of a cylinder/circle in comparison to a square/rectangle (when this is done on a square stove damage/distortion/warping occurs)... yet if the stove is cylindrical no distortion occurs :gee:
Was this done for testing purposes?

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Post Sun. Nov. 03, 2013 5:38 pm

I've never had a runaway but I schooled my DW on how to handle it if I'm not here and the stack goes above 350-I told her to make sure the MPD's closed, the inlet air is closed and to block the baro open.

It takes less effort to restart it than it does dodging the reminders that the oil burner is 'foolproof'. :lol:

First really cold night here in the Lehigh Valley, maybe I have to turn on the oil just to warm it in the morning. I haven't used a drop yet this season. :D

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Post Sun. Nov. 03, 2013 6:38 pm

900degF where my in-flue probe temp monitor is located. Burning wood to get the coal bed going. Got distracted for a minute by something at other end of basement. Ash pan was open about an inch. Sure took off quick. Shut ashpan and it cooled down pretty quick.

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