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Doorway/Corner Fan?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by ylomnstr, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. ylomnstr

    ylomnstr Feeling the Heat

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    I have a split level and I can feel the heat from the pellet stove hanging around right at the top of the stairs. I'm thinking of putting one of these in. Do any of you have something like this? I'm a bit reluctant from the reviewers saying it's kind of loud. That won't be a deal killer, but I'd like something quieter if it's out there?

    http://www.smarthome.com/3008/Doorway-Booster-Fan-RR100/p.aspx

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  2. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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    ceiling fan???
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    pelletizer Minister of Fire

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    I had two of the ones in your pic and got rid of them as they were loud and the fans rattled on the shafts (not the plastic housing rattling)

    Get a couple of the black magnet type fans sold at stove shoppes they are quiet and work better.

    I plan on getting 2 myself.


    http://www.northlineexpress.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=5SA-4001

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  4. camdids

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    You Know those fans are not much different to a Computer Fan. I remember someone posting about using such for this purpose. probably a lot cheaper as well.
  5. onewayswb

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    I have a computer fan hanging in my hallway to help push the air from one side of my house to the other. If you have an old 12vdc power brink hanging around you splice into a computer fan. The fan is quiet and efficient.
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    Do listen to that fan before you buy it if you can find one. I have used fans the past 4 winters and that same design was the only one I had to give the boot. It got sold on Ebay and good riddance. My wife and I agreed that it made one hell of a lot of noise and really didn't move all that much air in exchange for the racket. I went back to the small box fan on the floor pointing towards the stove for much better results. The one I had was an Entreair but I think it was the exact same fan by appearance. At any rate those critters are something I buy locally so I can take it back if needed. Not worth the couple bucks saved in this type of case. A ceiling fan would probably do you better in your case overall just make sure you get a large enough one that it moves air without high rpm. 54" is nice and comes in handy in the summer months.
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    CygnusX1 Feeling the Heat

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    I had the same fan and it sounded like a twin engine Cessna taking off. Go with the muffin fan.
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    Right. You can spend a lot on what looks the right thing. I have a oouple of 12" table fans which I got on clearance at Lowes. $10. They are EXTREMELY quiet, even on high speed. Its correct that you want them at floor level pointing toward the heat. You dont need a tornado to move the heat. Just enougth blow to move the air.
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    I have one of those as well. It is in a box now as it was way too loud. As someone else pointed out, it "looks" like the perfect tool for the job, but I found the noise level to be completely unacceptable.
    A lower CFM is typically better for noise, and really you don't need much to move the convection currents along. If you go too high on CFM you'll begin to really cool the air down as you're moving it.
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    That is the exact fan I am using to move air from my kitchen/dining (stove) room into my great room. It does a great job, though it is a little noisier than I would like. Not nearly as bad as the entree air, but a little annoying when watching a movie.
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