My problem was effectively my Temp gauge.

albrown60

New Member
Jan 27, 2019
31
st-lazare, Quebec , Canada
After getting many suggestions and advices, thank to all of you, I figure that my gauge temp became inefficient I have to say it was 20 years old. It was just not getting higher than 400F. Anyway problem solve . I got a new gauge Imperial that has a different system and is more realistic with the reading. I load yesterday , put the gauge on the top of the insert and after an hour of burning, I got a reading of 625 F. It ran for about one hour at that temp and it cruised at 500 F for 3 hours and then slowed down to 300F after another 3 hours. So , I think all is fine and I am getting more accurate reading. Regency claims a burning period of 8 hours and that is close enough for me. A few pics , back and front of the gauge. Home Depot , $28.99.
 

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charger4406

Burning Hunk
Dec 25, 2011
200
southern Quebec
Sounds like a good one, just the optimal range should extend to around 700.
 
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Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
511
Palmyra, WI
I have a condar pipe magnetic gauge (chimgard) that I have on the stove top. Boiling water test came up with right around 212f. I also ignore the color codes. I don't know for sure, but would suspect yours would be similar.
 

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PistolPeets

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Jan 1, 2019
62
Upstate New York
I put mine on the top right above the door of my insert. It reads about 50 degrees less than the top center of the stove (per IR gun). But it's also designed for a single wall pipe. Close enough for me to monitor temps.
 

albrown60

New Member
Jan 27, 2019
31
st-lazare, Quebec , Canada
I put mine on the top right above the door of my insert. It reads about 50 degrees less than the top center of the stove (per IR gun). But it's also designed for a single wall pipe. Close enough for me to monitor temps.
I also test the gauge on the front of the insert and it is 50 F less than the top. I did a load of wood before going up, wait 30 minutes, and it reached 675 F. The baffles were red hot and the fire was spitting through them. It will be good until 6am tomorrow a comfortable 72 F.