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How/Where to read the temperature of fireplace insert

Posted by junebug88 (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 28, 08 at 2:08

We are soon getting our Lennox Montecito circulating style wood burning zero clearance fireplace installed. I have heard the temperature should be monitored,Where?
The air temp behind the fascia on top of the stove thru the holes for the circulating heat?
Or, do I need a laser temp gun to aim at or near the base of the chimney flue to get the skin temp of the insulated flue. The store has not been to helpful I am sorry to say. We are also installing the gravity vents with blowers above the fireplace and these ducts are also insulated, so do I measure the air coming from these vent registers?

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RE: How/Where to read the temperature of fireplace insert

I have a Jotul c550 flush mount insert and place my thermometer just inside the vent where the ciculated air blows out into the room. My stove seems to be at its optimum when the tempurature is in the 450 - 550 degree range.

I hear an Infra Red gun is a great way to get an accurate reading and they're not that much money.

Good luck!

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