September 6, 2022 9:33 pm


If you’re considering a pellet stove for your home, you might be wondering, just how hot do the pellet stove pipes get?

The short answer is that the pipes can get very hot, but there are ways to mitigate this.

In this article, we’ll answer the question “how hot do the pellet stove pipes get?” and break down exactly what causes certain pellet stove pipes to be hotter than others.

How Hot Do Pellet Stove Pipes Get?

Around 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

The temperature inside a pellet stove is typically around 250 degrees Fahrenheit. You can expect the pellet stove pipe to be close to this temperature, around 250 degrees (almost always under 300 degrees Fahrenheit). That is how hot a pellet stove pipe gets.

The same goes for the glass window of the pellet stove, this can get as hot as 250 degrees Fahrenheit. This can be a hazard, especially around combustible items, pets, and small children

Variations in How Hot Pellet Stove Pipes Get

While a good estimate is that pellet stove pipes will heat up to around 250 degrees Fahrenheit when the stove is on, the answer really depends on a few factors:

  • Stove Tempturate – the hotter you set your stove, the hotter the pipe will be. On average, the air coming out of a pellet stove ranges from 90 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. This is quite warm, but not enough to burn a person. However, the inside and surface of the pellet stove are much hotter. We recommend using a pellet stove thermostat to best monitor and manage the heat of your stove.
  • Pellet Selection – The pellets and the temperature of the pellets being burned affect how hot your pellet stove pipe gets. Pellets that are burned at a higher temperature will result in a hotter exhaust pipe.
  • Pipe length – The length of your pellet stove exhaust pipe affects its temperature. Longer pellet stove pipes tend to be hotter than shorter pellet stove pipes.


So, how hot do pellet stove pipes get? It really depends on the circumstances, but they can get quite hot (usually around 250 degrees Fahrenheit). Be sure to take precautions when installing and using your pellet stove to avoid any accidents.

Remember, the average temperature inside a pellet stove pipe can reach upwards of 650 degrees Fahrenheit, but this is NOT how hot the pipe is to touch. When the pellet stove is on and burning, the pellet stove pipes tend to be less than 300 degrees Fahrenheit (usually around 250 degrees).

So don’t be worried about your pellet stove pipes, because the pipes are not as hot as the exhaust running through the pipes.

That being said, you should always be careful when navigating your pellet stove pipes, especially if there are children or pets in the house.

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