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Blower Sensor on Blaze King

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by nate379, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Anyone know where the sensor is for the blower on the Blaze King? Princess if that matters.

    Couple times my blowers have shut off while the stove is hot.

    It's -15* outside right now, would like to get some heat going. House doesn't heat very well without the blowers.

    Stove top is at 700* and CAT gauge is at about 9:00, so it's warm.

    I felt around the back of the stove and it was ice cold, found a few gaps on the OAK connection so I foil taped it. No blower still.

    Thinking of just installing a bypass switch.

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  2. daleeper

    daleeper Minister of Fire

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    Looks like it should be on a bracket between the two fans/housing, but not real clear in the manual where that bracket is. I would be putting a bypass switch of some sort on it in your case. Probably one where It could be run on auto, or manual either way.
  3. DAKSY

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    If you find the snap disk, make sure it's got good contact with the stove body. If there's an air gap between the disk & the stove, the blower may be able to draw air thru that gap. That air movement can effectively cool the snap disk & it'll open, shutting off the power to the blower.
  4. nate379

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    It finally came back on after about 3.5hrs of a good hot fire going.

    The area around the stove... living room mainly was fairly warm, but the rest of the house was getting cold. 73* in the living room, 58* in the bedrooms!
    Boiler was running to heat up the floor (slab is heated) but it takes at least 5-6 hrs for the slab to start getting warm.

    The blower makes a HUGE difference with moving the heat, even with it just on low. Typically I have no more than a 5-7* temp difference between the living room and the stove. It got down to -18* this morning, when I woke up it was 68* in the living room and 64* in the bedrooms.
  5. weatherguy

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    Wow, the blower really moves the air around for you, I didnt realize the freestander had an automatic blower, mines just on/off with different speeds.
  6. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    The snap disk is on the RH blower (looking at the stove). The one with the knob on it. You have to take the housing off to get at it.
  7. nate379

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    Thanks.

    I think I'm going to wait till it warms up a bit to mess with it. It sure was interesting to get the foil tape on the OAK without melting my pants, shirt or skin to the stove.

  8. HotCoals

    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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    Did you mean 3?
    Unless your probe is way diff then mine 9:00 is just out of the inactive range.
  9. weatherguy

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    Whens that, April? ;lol
  10. Highbeam

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    Perhaps Nate has the convection deck on which means he has to rotate the cat probe meter 180 so that the pointer can sweep around the gauge. 9 o'clock would then be nearly topping out on the active range.

    I am just impressed as heck with 18 below. Just so cold. The new ultra of mine is thermostatic on/off too but it has to be very cold for the fan to shut off.
  11. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    The fans run for a loooong time as the stove cools off. I would have no problem bypassing the snap disk. I don't think I have ever had it shut off because the stove went cold. I always have it off before that point anyway.
  12. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Yes my gauge is upside down cause of the convection deck, forgot most aren't. Kind of a bad design if you ask me.

    Supposed go get in the 20s this weekend, and snow too. This time last year I was already having to push back the snow banks. Only snow now is a few small patches here and there.

    The blowers seem to be ok now. It's like it gets a wild hair once in a while. Happened last year a few times as well. I'm going to put a switch if possible.
  13. TX-L

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    Nate,

    Just "jumper" around the snap disk: Install a short insulated wire from one snap disk wire terminal to the other, this will completely bypass the snap disk. I will assume the existing wire is secured with screws or push-on spades, so it shouldn't be too complex to rig up a bypass wire. Make sure you use wire that is the same gauge (or thicker). This will enable you to use the existing fan on/off/rheostat to start the fans regardless of stove temperature.

    I've experienced the same operating characteristic (like you, only a couple of times), and was going to bypass the disk, but I rarely run my fans anyway so it doesn't affect me.

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