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The 30 Doing It

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by katwillny, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Not the same stove Randy, but I always run the blower on both my stoves. Just seems to move the heat better.

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  2. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Mine actually didnt come with the blower. I got mine at the end of the season clearance and it was missing the fan. I am considering purchasing one.
  3. n3pro

    n3pro Minister of Fire

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    I have used the blower but just to see what it does. Haven't needed it yet, this thing radiates great. Now I think a blower would have actually been better on my small Napoleon which only seemed to radiate out the front, which is also why I think the 30 does so much better heating the living room which is on the side of the stove.
  4. DexterDay

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    I used mine without the blower last year. Decided to buy it this year. I got the AC-30 blower (Big rectangle/higher output according to Mike Holton). And I must say that it will pay for itself very quickly.

    As for air adjustment. If I kept my air half way open through the whole load, it would Overfire for sure. At 50% it gets HOT quick. Normally run between 1/2"-1" open (from full closed). Get the load burning good and hot and shut it down in increments of 1" or so.

    Katwillny- What is your chimney set-up/height? (SS liner/Clay liner)?

    Oh and I love your Hearth too... Beautiful set-up :)
  5. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    @ DexterDay, I have a 20' Class A chimney. Thanks on the hearth, we love it too. We spend a lot of time in front of that hearth.
  6. DexterDay

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    That thing should Draft like a champ. Congrats

    (Seen your other thread. You gotta love having options;))
  7. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Dexter, yes having options is a beautiful thing. I like the convenience of having both stoves, at the touch of a button the Breckwell comes on but when power is out, having the 30 makes life easier. I do have a generator in the event of power loss but if gas availability becomes an issue like it did this week, the 30 comes to the rescue.
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  8. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    I bought both of my 30s from HD about a year apart. Neither came with a Blower.
  9. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Then it must be a recent change as both, Bart and I, received blowers with the 30 and it was an included item.
  10. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    All good. Where i have my stove i have kind of a weak draft so the stove never gets too hot. It does throw a lot of heat already but a blower is this case may cool it down too much. I dont want to run it too cool and lose the clean burn.
  11. pen

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    The units purchased several years ago didn't come with blowers.

    pen
  12. BobUrban

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    New 30 burner myself - picked it up from Virginia last march/april I think with the free shipping Dealio. Mine has the blower but I rarely use it. I still use a little 12" fan that is much quieter unless I need to move heat quick. Stove fan works great for that.
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  13. Agent

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    I know that all 30's look the same, but it's great to see pictures of everyone's Englander doing what they do best!
    My blower isn't used unless I get it running waaay too hot, or I need it running hard to keep up when it gets real cold.
    Mine isn't "Doing it" at the moment. It is anxiously waiting....
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  14. dorkweed

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    Glad to see the glass on your 30NC looks the same as the glass on my 13NC!!

    I rarely use the blower also...................it's really loud!!! I run a small fan at the back of the hall in my small ranch, and it moves the air pretty well.

    I use the blower to cool the stove if she gets into the "Danger Will Robinson Zone" on the thermometers.

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