What temp should my coal stove be?

What temp should my coal stove be?

Stack Temp around 130 on idle and 175-200+ Deg. on full burn (Temp. Probe in pipe just before chimney), Magnetic stove temp 300-400 degrees on the front.

Can a coal stove get too hot?

Allowing a coal stove to burn too hot can lead to a chimney fire, particularly if there is creosote buildup in your chimney. Also, if a chimney fire gets too hot, it can damage your chimney by causing the lining or the bricks to crack or shift.

How hot does a coal stove pipe get?

That would be about 250 degrees inside the pipe.

Where do you place the Rutland burn indicator?

Install the Rutland Burn Indicator on vertical, single-wall pipe of a wood or coal stove. Consult stove owner’s manual for proper burn temperatures.

At what temperature does coal ignite?

Ignition temperature of coal and other dust is not affected by particle size. A big difference is made by the way coal dust comes in contact with a heat source. Thus, layered powder of coal can ignite at a much lower temperature (160°C approx.), whereas a cloud of coal dust will need 450–650°C to ignite.

Do you need a barometric damper on a coal stove?

With the advent of better chimneys, it becomes necessary. The keyword for a safe damper, and one that should be used on all coal stoves is barometric. They are required by most manufacturers to keep the draft constant and precisely controlled. They are adjustable, and set to the stove mfg.

Are coal stoves bad for your health?

Burning coal inside the home for the purposes of heating or cooking produces particulate and gas emissions that may contain a number of harmful chemicals, such as benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Can you burn anthracite in a coal stove?

It is a learning process, as anthracite coal burns entirely different than wood or bituminous coal. To begin, take around eight sheets of newspaper, crumble into balls and place on the top of the grates in your stove. Next, lay fine kindling on top of the paper.

How do I get more heat out of my coal stove?

Coal burns longer than wood and gives longevity, wood is quick burning but gives a higher heat output. So burn a coal bed and add wood on top. When adding fuel you probably want to move the flue fully open first, otherwise you’ll fill the room with smoke, close doors again and then move the flue back to almost closed.

How hot should double wall stove pipe get?

These pipes only need a 2-inch clearance to combustibles because they remain cool on the outside, while their internal design allows them to withstand temperatures as high as 1,700 or 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit for a limited time.

Where should I put my stove thermometer?


  1. Place the Thermometer on the top, front, or side of a flat or curved surface.
  2. The optimum position is on the flue collar, or if not practical, as close to the collar as possible for a stable reliable place for monitoring the stove and flue gas temperature.

Where do you put the thermometer on a wood stove pipe?

A stove top thermometer sits on top of the stove itself, and a magnet ensures it maintains a good connection. A stove pipe thermometer sticks to the stove pipe via a magnet and reads the temperature of the air passing through the pipe. Install it on the pipe approximately 12 inches above the stove top.