1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Blower Fan for Old Schrader

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by gaitski, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. gaitski

    gaitski New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Loc:
    Moscow, ID
    Hey all, I've got an old Schrader double door stove with a hookup in the back for a blower. The hookup just connects to 6 tubes that run over the firebox, so any air that blows through the system is heated and pushed out. I inherited the stove with the house, and the previous owner had a McGuyvered small blower fan in a box hooked up to the back which recently went out.

    My question is, does anyone know of a supplier for the fan that was intended to go with these stoves? I'd hate to spend $100 on a new motor if there was a better fix out there. Thanks!

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. mdocod

    mdocod New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Messages:
    49
    Loc:
    Black Forest, CO
    Is the location that the blower mounts relatively cool even when the fan is no blowing but a fire is running?
  3. gaitski

    gaitski New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Loc:
    Moscow, ID
    It's somewhat separated from the rest of the stove, so yes I think it would be cooler. The house that it's in is actually a rental that I manage, otherwise I'd take and post some pictures.
  4. mdocod

    mdocod New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Messages:
    49
    Loc:
    Black Forest, CO
    well, my thoughts are that, as long as it's separated from major heat exposure, a small form factor cooling fan from an old rack mount computer server or something like it could work great. Main problem there is coming up with the 12V supply (think: transformer you don't need anymore, junk bin job), though some are 120V, so try to find a used one at an electronics surplus style joint.

    Check ebay for squirrel cage blowers. Try to find something reasonable.... For this application, IMO, it should be a larger diameter lower RPM job to reduce the noise.

Share This Page