Will this harm a dayton blower?

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sitdwnandhngon
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Post By: sitdwnandhngon » Tue. Nov. 06, 2018 4:55 pm

So we have been very impressed so far with the Alaska Stoker I installed this summer. I was nervous at first since I am used to the coal furnace we had, so it was hotter shorter bursts of heat.

It takes about a whole day to bring the house and basement up to temperature (I've been running it two turns below the highest most of the fall, and had to shut it down twice because it was too warm in here) and it's keeping us very comfortable.

However, we lost our air filter when I pulled the furnace system out. Trying to get at least some filtration on the air going upstairs I slapped a shop vac filter on to the side of it. It slowed down the air flow noticably, but also brought up the stove temp about 50 degrees at the same low setting. So more heat, but less air, probably a wash for keeping the house warm.

Do you think it will hurt the blower at all though having the restriction from the filter on the supply side?

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Post By: McGiever » Tue. Nov. 06, 2018 5:41 pm

You already found out it slowed it down even being nice and clean, so maybe add a foam sleeve over the pleated filter to make it easy to later pop it off and rinse in sink with soapy water at regular interval.

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Post By: CapeCoaler » Tue. Nov. 06, 2018 5:48 pm

Build or buy a filter box...
The shop filter is too fine of a filter...
When it gets dirty ...
It will restrict the flow even more...
The box should hold a standard air filter...

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Post By: sitdwnandhngon » Tue. Nov. 06, 2018 6:10 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:
Tue. Nov. 06, 2018 5:48 pm
Build or buy a filter box...
The shop filter is too fine of a filter...
When it gets dirty ...
It will restrict the flow even more...
The box should hold a standard air filter...
I think I'll have to do that, I was just down there measuring. I still have the old old cold air return in place, I could adapt it probably.

I did a very scientific test with a balloon. The register without the filter pushes the balloon up 2 feet, with the filter it only pushes it about 1 inch.

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Post By: 2001Sierra » Tue. Nov. 06, 2018 9:38 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:
Tue. Nov. 06, 2018 5:48 pm
Build or buy a filter box...
The shop filter is too fine of a filter...
When it gets dirty ...
It will restrict the flow even more...
The box should hold a standard air filter...
I too agree, get/make a box that interfaces with a larger pleated air filter. I use a 16 x 20 x2 pleated filter that filters the air going from the stove to the upstairs.

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