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    Woodburning stove fans

    Has anyone got any recommendations as far as woodburning stove fans are concerned? Also is it worth getting one. I've been told the Valiant four blade job is good.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old keeper View Post
    Has anyone got any recommendations as far as woodburning stove fans are concerned? Also is it worth getting one. I've been told the Valiant four blade job is good.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Took delivery of a 4 blade fan 2 weeks ago. Brilliant. Its silent and really efficient without creating a huge draft in the room. Paid 48 for it from ebay.

    Regards

    Ed

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    I've got an Ecofan got it in Canada a while ago, really works well and totally silent. Well worth investing in one.

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    We moved into our current house some 2 years ago and it had economy 7 / no control of what time it came on so it just came on during the day so by 7 o'clock in the evening the house was cold ( even though we had the input set to maximum and output on slow release ).
    Well after working outside all day every day this was starting to wear thin on me and my partner , so in January 2013 we had a Contura wood burner fitted!!!


    We would not be without it , come in the door and within half hour of lighting it - it heats the room nice and cosy - we leave all the doors open in the house as it heats all the rooms too!!!
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    I have a stove top fan and it does work, E Bay/Amazon 45.
    Check that it will fit on your stove first.

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    The benchmark of stoves in Clearview

    Vision 500


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    Different fans work best for different types of stove. European stoves with convection casing don't get so hot on the surface, so you might need a fan that starts at lower temperatures. Plus the really nice Vulcan Stirling Engine mechanical fans need about 180 degrees before they get going, but move loads more air. They work best on solid high output stoves.
    Caframo are the best electric motor driven fans, and they recently relaunched their original model to compete with the Chinese copy rubbish.

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    Our current log burner, a Clearview, has to be closed right down to stop it burning and heating more than is bearable. Are there stoves where the draught is insufficient for them to properly heat ? There is only one wind direction (rare) here where the draught is noticeably less.
    Our first, a Stoves 'open or closed' type would melt human flesh at ten yards. Both are fitted to stardard chimneys with liners - both however have separate air ducts layed from outside to provide good oxygen flow without requiring air from the room being heated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Hart View Post
    I've got an Ecofan got it in Canada a while ago, really works well and totally silent. Well worth investing in one.

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    Second that. Brilliant and no need to power them up as they create their own power from a thermo cell thingy.

    http://www.ecofan.co.uk/woodstove-ecofans.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kes View Post
    Our current log burner, a Clearview, has to be closed right down to stop it burning and heating more than is bearable. Are there stoves where the draught is insufficient for them to properly heat ? There is only one wind direction (rare) here where the draught is noticeably less.
    Our first, a Stoves 'open or closed' type would melt human flesh at ten yards. Both are fitted to stardard chimneys with liners - both however have separate air ducts layed from outside to provide good oxygen flow without requiring air from the room being heated.
    Sounds as though you have a problem with excess draw making the stove run fast. Clearview (I think, we don't sell that brand) direct most of their air down the glass, so with excess draw you would have a fast wood fire with little control. Others like Stovax take too much air through the Cleanburn air ducts under those conditions, but do allow you to adjust it post installation. Other stoves like Heta and Morso are much better at dealing with excess draw because they take all the air through a single controllable port and then separate it out to the primary, secondary air systems etc. These regulate downwards very well without suffocating the stove, those clever Danes.

    To cure the problem using your existing stove you could try a draft stabiliser, it goes onto the flue pipe in the room. As the chimney pulls excessively hard, the stabiliser will open a weighted flap to throttle the draw by taking room air instead of pulling through the stove. As the draw returns to a nice normal 12 pascals, it closes up and pulls normally through the stove. Nothing comes out of the flue into the room because it's always under negative pressure and the stove should run perfectly all the time.

    Regards, David.
    (we also sell woodburners)

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