Rutland Stove Top or Flue Vent Thermometer in Deg F or Deg C- RT701
Rutland Stove Top or Flue Vent Thermometer in Deg F or Deg C- Why should I buy a flue thermometer? – A wood stove without a thermometer is like a car without a speedometer. Informed operation of your stove’s controls chows you when the fire consumes wood too fast, exceeding the stove’s efficient operating zone. It is impossible to know accurately, by looking at the burning flames, the temperature of your stove and flue. This thermometer enables you to avoid burning too hot, so you can prevent damage to your stove. An under-fired wood stove is smoky causing hazardous creosote and tar to form in the stove pipe. This thermometer informs you when your burn rate is too cool, and tells you when optimum firing is achieved for safe operation.
Large baked enamel face. Safety wire included.
Installation – Attach magnetically to single-wall flue pipe. Best placement is approximately 12” (300mm) above the stove top. If exterior stove pipe exceeds 800°F (400°C) the magnet inside the thermometer can fall our and burn your floor. Drill a small hole into the flue pipe to place the safety screw through the central eyelet. Alternative use wire to secure the thermometer around the pipe. The folding handle allows you to safely move the thermometer once it is on your pipe.
General Guidelines For Best Use:
475°F (250°C) and Higher – Wasting energy and a potential safety hazard. High temperature may be reached on initial firing but not advised for continuing operation. With Flue temperatures this high there is a risk of igniting built up creosote, which could in turn lead to a chimney fire.
230°F – 475°F (110°C – 250°C) – Safe operating temperature range. Good combustion and great efficiency.
Less than 230°F (110°C) Burning to cool, Incomplete combustion causing smoke, soot, and hazardous creosote. Open your woodstoves air controls or add dry fuel.