Burning question: Ceiling temps above wood stove?
Do any of you either know, or have enough experience to make a guess, about what kind of maximum temperatures you could likely expect to find at a ceiling directly above an average sized residential wood burning stove? It’s a 12′ x 12′ room, with an 8′ ceiling, and the top surface of the stove is 36″ from the floor. Get the stove burning nice and hot with some well seasoned oak in it.
I’m considering installing a ceiling register above the stove, to pull heat upstairs though. I’d use a fire safety damper type assembly in the register right there. The temperature at which the safety would activate, automatically closing the register, is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. I’m just trying to understand whether or not I could run into normal operating temperatures from the stove approaching or exceeding that, triggering the safety closure. That would be the wrong time to discover I shouldn’t make a hole between floors in that location..