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Re: Stove Temperatures?

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  • katanacj
    Mine is on the back right corner of the stove. You may want to try the other 3 corners just for a comparison. ... ordered ... are ... observations. ... cut
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 29, 2007
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      Mine is on the back right corner of the stove. You may want to try
      the other 3 corners just for a comparison.

      --- In woodheat@yahoogroups.com, "Karen Karably" <karably@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks. That helps a lot since you also have the Oslo. I've
      ordered
      > a Condar thermometer. Do you place yours on top corners or on the
      > center?
      >
      > Appreciate the input, Karen
      >
      > --- In woodheat@yahoogroups.com, "katanacj" <katanacj@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Karen. I have a Jotul F 500 Oslo. I am not sure if there
      are
      > > different models of the Oslo, but I will give you my
      observations.
      > > Wood quality matters. I have a hard time pushing past 450 with
      > > large pieces of oak. On the other hand, if the oak pieces are
      cut
      > > small, I can see temps of 500 or so. I mostly have soft woods
      > > available to me. With properly seasoned soft wood, I have seen
      > > temps of 625 if the pieces are small. That high of a temp will
      > > through off enough heat to clear a room. Perhaps you can
      > experiment
      > > with the size, type, and age of wood? Also, per my dealer,
      don't
      > > run the thermometer past 650.
      > >
      > > By the way, the manual calls for bringing the stove up to 400-
      600
      > > degrees before adjusting the temperature. I usually try to run
      > mine
      > > between 400-450 and never let it go below 350 if I plan to
      reload.
      > > I find this the easiest way to operate. The manual also says
      the
      > > thermometer can be in any of the four corners of the stove top
      on
      > > the flat surfaces. The center of the stove top is the hotest on
      > > mine and each corner does vary a bit in temperature from another
      > > corner. I asked my dealer about this. He said the manual calls
      > for
      > > 400-600 because that will ensure the stove is hot. That is why
      the
      > > range is so great. It also brings up the idea of having a
      fairly
      > > even burn throughout the firebox. Try to load the firebox
      evenly
      > > every time for a better longer burn.
      > >
      > > As for thermometers, I use a Condar. You most likely won't find
      it
      > > at a big box store. I tried Rutland, but returned them after
      > having
      > > difficulties.
      > >
      > > Hope this helps.
      >
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