Echo fan? Worth it or not?

 
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Post by ReidH » Fri. Feb. 26, 2021 12:58 pm

lsayre wrote:
Fri. Feb. 26, 2021 11:23 am
This seems to be the consensus opinion of most owners. CFM capacity is low.
They are a good indicator that the stove is hot.

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Post by Sunny Boy » Fri. Feb. 26, 2021 1:37 pm

Isn't that what the magnetic stove thermometers are for - an indicator of what the stoves are doing ?
Surely more accurate for that than my Ecofan was. :D

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Post by ReidH » Fri. Feb. 26, 2021 2:06 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:
Fri. Feb. 26, 2021 1:37 pm
Isn't that what the magnetic stove thermometers are for - an indicator of what the stoves are doing ?
Surely more accurate for that than my Ecofan was. :D

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And the fans are easy to knock off the stove. Mine has fallen three times. Still works. Just bend the fan blades back into alignment.
The thermometer has remained attached to my stove so far, so they are better than fans in that way also. :D

Maybe the fan is a useful warning device. If it has stopped, you know if the stove is cooling off or the fan has broken. If you can feel a breeze from the fan, the stove is too hot and you may need to adjust the dampers. :)

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Post by ReidH » Mon. Mar. 01, 2021 10:16 pm

Now this fan may generate a breeze you can feel
Free Breeze fan.
A Stirling engine fan.


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Post by warminmn » Mon. Mar. 01, 2021 10:31 pm

ReidH wrote:
Mon. Mar. 01, 2021 10:16 pm
Now this fan may generate a breeze you can feel
Free Breeze fan.
A Stirling engine fan.


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My house felt windy just watching that video! :D It looks like there is still room for improvement on the science of these types of fans. (no specific models) They do offer air movement for those that need it and a neat looking device.

 
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Post by coaledsweat » Tue. Mar. 02, 2021 6:23 am

Almost $300 for that fan, nice but very pricey.

 
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Post by ReidH » Tue. Mar. 02, 2021 12:11 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
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Almost $300 for that fan, nice but very pricey.
Expensive if you can find one. They are discontinued AFAIK.

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Post by Seagrave1963 » Tue. Mar. 02, 2021 12:39 pm

Thanks Crazyfarmer for posing the question to the group. I am going to pass on getting one of these Eco-fans and will be getting one of these pictured below with the money saved. These, too, will work in the event we lose power but the wife will probably grumble when her arms begin to tire...............................

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Post by Hounds51 » Tue. Mar. 02, 2021 1:35 pm

We have experimented with our stove during some really cold nights, and we found out that without any electric fans and just going up to either nut then stove coal. And by learning the proper burn rates, you can keep even a drafty and uninsulated old cottage warm with my little Harman TLC.
We do have both an electric box fan and the built in fan on a thermal snap disc. but we often turn them off and only use them when it's either windy or really really cold.

But if you know your stove and it's big enough to keep your house warm, then you don't really need electricity to keep you warm. Save your money and do more experimenting with your stove. You will be surprised at what you can do with it.

 
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Post by ReidH » Tue. Mar. 02, 2021 2:08 pm

Those versions are good for cooling you down when its hot and you don't have electrickery. They have a kerosene or alcohol burner in the base. Not really designed for putting on top of a stove.

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Post by ReidH » Tue. Mar. 02, 2021 3:31 pm

There is an available Stirling engine stove fan for ~$150.
Vulcan stove fan from the UK.

https://www.gyroscope.com/d.asp?product=VULCANSTOVEFAN

Robert Stirling invented the Stirling heat engine as used in these big stove fans.

His son was a famous locomotive designer/builder in the 19th century. His most famous engine was the Stirling Single with a 8 foot drivers.



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Post by Crazyfarmer » Sun. May. 02, 2021 7:22 pm

:D
Seagrave1963 wrote:
Tue. Mar. 02, 2021 12:39 pm
Thanks Crazyfarmer for posing the question to the group. I am going to pass on getting one of these Eco-fans and will be getting one of these pictured below with the money saved. These, too, will work in the event we lose power but the wife will probably grumble when her arms begin to tire...............................

 
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Post by ReidH » Tue. May. 11, 2021 10:39 am

A recent Stirling engine driven fan

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Post by Crazyfarmer » Tue. May. 11, 2021 1:51 pm

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