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Circulating air through my home - Vent/Duct Fans?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by brianosaur, Nov 25, 2005.

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  1. brianosaur

    brianosaur New Member

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    The room with my stove has two 6" x 12" vents at the top of one wall. The vents are in a standard 2"x4" wall and lead to another room where the floor is four feet higher (split level home). While heat does go through the vents, and I usually have a ceiling fan on in the room with the stove, I'd like to get more air circulating.

    I have been looking on the net for vent fans and duct fans but all I find is circular inline heating fans. I saw something a while ago that sits on a floor grill with a standard outlet cord, but I don't think I want it on the outside, hanging off the wall.

    Is there a fan I can place inside the wall, between the 2 grills that is quiet? I could always run a 110v line and place a switch in the wall.

    Thanks

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  2. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Try this site.

    www.lehmans.com

    They have 4" doorway fans that are real quiet, I have 2 and they work great!
    I also think they have floor and wall registers with fans allready monted inside.
  3. saichele

    saichele Minister of Fire

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  4. Mo Heat

    Mo Heat Mod Emeritus

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    Hey Steve, ever compare that Radio Shack fan to the ones in our VCWWL? Looks similar. That would be convenient, eh? Even if it's 'just close enough' I suspect.
  5. mikedengineer

    mikedengineer New Member

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    I use a 100 CFM (cubic feet per minute of air movement). I would say this is a good amount of air movement. With this fan blowing in at the top of a door and a floor box fan blowing out at the bottom of a door I'm able to get warm air to circulate down a hall and into my bedroom. This hall is a couple feet from the stove and the room is 15-20 feet at the end of it. This works suprisingly GREAT!

    Radio shack has a 85 cfm which is $5 cheaper than the one recomended. Or you could even look on Ebay under "axial fan" which is what these fans are called.

    -Mike
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    AKA Muffin fans. 4" 120vac. Try to get a one with ball bearings and with a reasonably low noise rating. Below 40 dba is nice.
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