blower for wood stove cheap replacement

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by gogiburn, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. gogiburn

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    I used a blower from a computer,hooked up a house plug with female connectors and clipped on the wire.rigged up a housing with wire to hold it onto the stove,works great
     

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    Pictures?
     
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    yes please
     
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    That's my emergency power outage blower you've described, even a tiny 9v battery will run overnight, those 6v lantern packs should last for days, but luckily I've never not needed it that long. It won't put out nearly the flow of a regular fan, and unless you isolate it from the stove, you'd better not forget to turn it on or you'll have lump of plastic beside the stove.
    Mine is ugly, no way I'm posting pics.

    TE
     
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    I did this for the Century. I picked up a 3" fan from Radio Shack for $10. The only thing I would caution is to get one that is 115-120V and not one of the DC ones.

    The stove is in the family cabin, not at the house. I looked, but I don't have any pics.

    I found the fan, or one like it for $25 at Radio Shack. The price went up a good deal, but is still cheaper than the ones from the dealer.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103787

    Matt
     
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    Doesn't seem like the CFM for a fan like that would be of much help.
     
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    Just be mindful of heat. Some stoves get hotter than others at their lower extremes. Protect the wiring and avoid plastic against metal if your stove gets over 120::F down there.
     
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