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AC-30 Blower VS. Ac-16 Blower - Englander 30 NC

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Osceola, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Osceola

    Osceola New Member

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    Anyone have some input on the AC-30 fan for a Englander 30 NC, It came with the AC-16 but it seems a little loud?

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  2. Osceola

    Osceola New Member

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    Someone must know if the 30 is quieter than the 16 ???
  3. Maple man

    Maple man Burning Hunk

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    i got the stove last year and the next week i got the ac30 blower it was alot quieter then the 16
  4. Osceola

    Osceola New Member

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    Thank You Maple Man.
  5. Dr. Richards

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    Plus it's 100cfm vs 65 with the 16
  6. El Finko

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    BUMP

    I read something in another post about lubricating the fan once a year. Anybody have any recollection of that?

    I run the AC16 fan on my 30 and haven't oiled anything. Am I in trouble? (Don't make me go find my manual)
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    ESW tech support said what? >>

    I just looked at mine and there isn't any place to lube the AC-16.
  8. El Finko

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    10-4 on that BB.

    Must be "oil-less," like many compressors and nail guns nowadays... :rolleyes:
  9. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Wait, the 30 is quieter? By how much?

    The 16 makes this place sound like a damn warehouse.
  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    A warm warehouse.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    WHAT? DID YOU SAY YOU WERE BORN IN A WHORE HOUSE? YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO SPEAK UP WHEN THE BLOWER IS ON.
  12. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Welcome to a stove with a blower. You haul old stoves that don't have blowers five hundred miles kinda guy.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Were you? Inquiring minds want to know.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, it's one of the few things I don't believe from the BK crowd.

    "Oh no, the fan is barely noticeable."

    *grumbles*
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    ... maybe.
  16. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    And 500 miles? I drove 700 round trip for the Heritage.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Since that megabucks big blower for my 30 crapped out the first year, and not wanting to pull up the liner and haul the stove out of the fireplace, I use a AC-16 sitting in the edge of the front of the fireplace blowing into it. Not as loud as the the big blower was or the one on my old insert. And tosses a butt load of air out of that fireplace on low speed.
  18. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    So, the 30 is loud. Thanks, DreamCrusher.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Think maybe I got ya beat. Paid freight to have a 30 shipped 1,400 miles only to then drive 300 miles round trip to the plant to swap it out because of a defect.
  20. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Having the 30 delivers to my front door was frickin' awesome. I felt like I was cheating.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah. LIke when I bought the second one. I went down to the end of the 900 foot driveway/rough road and had the guys put it in the trailer and brought it up myself and tipped them. $650 to the end of the driveway was enough for me.

    Half of what the one burning in the family room cost me.

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