Avalon 996 Free Standing Stove

johnny1720

Burning Hunk
Mar 6, 2007
240
The Great North East
I just picked up a very lightly used Avalon 996 it says it was built in 1993. I believe it is the precursor to the Avalon Rainier. It previously sat in a fireplace and was used sparingly. The previous owner purchased new legs as the originals were misplaced.

I installed this in my basement in a spare flue that has never been used. This was an unplanned purchase so I am going to be scrounging firewood
 

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SONOCATIVO

New Member
Nov 1, 2014
69
Missouri
I like the glass doors, watch the fire. I plan to update mine later down the road, just making use of what I got for now.
 

retroMTBKR

New Member
Nov 4, 2014
3
fairfield county CT
hi all! new to the forums!

we also have an Avalon 996 here at the house, and am wondering if anyone has any insight on a blower fan for these stoves? i researched the crap out of it last fall, and all i could come up with was to get the factory unit , at $300+. i really do not want to pay that much for something that (similarly) can be had for under $100 for almost any other stove. i am aware that travis ind. makes it very hard to get items for anything they make, unless at a authorized retailer.

i can find tons of generic blower units online, but cannot come across any with a mounting flange of 4"x6" (or close).

anyone with any ideas? i am not opposed to fabricating an adapter plate/flange if within my capabilities here at home. i am very handy but do not have a welder here.

cheers! stay warm!

bryan
 

fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
2,888
Massachusetts
hi retromtbkr
welcome to the forum. what is wrong with yours is it the motor or thermostat or switch? switches or easy so is the thermostat if it's your motor take the unit down to a local motor shop you can probably pickup a new motor for around $100 and mount it yourself
 

retroMTBKR

New Member
Nov 4, 2014
3
fairfield county CT
hi frank, thanks for the reply.

the problem is - there isnt one there to begin with. haha...

i have been searching this morning online again, and been all over amazon, and others. came across fireplaceblowersonline.com, and gave them a call but have yet to hear back. i saw on one of their youtube video comments, someone was looking for a blower for a different Avalon unit - and their reply was that it is very difficult to find them for Avalons....

we'll see..... i may just have to get a blower with a slightly smaller outlet flange, and make an adapter plate to fill in the empty space. shouldnt be too hard.
 

fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
2,888
Massachusetts
your motor should have a name plate on the side of the motor itself. that should tell you the voltage and horsepower and frame. those are what you need to get a replacement motor. so if you find something online as long as those are the same it should fit.
 

fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
2,888
Massachusetts
sorry. the only way to get that info is to look at a motor being used
 

johnny1720

Burning Hunk
Mar 6, 2007
240
The Great North East
Mine did not come with a blower, I will look at the cost to fab something up vs spending the $300.
 

johnny1720

Burning Hunk
Mar 6, 2007
240
The Great North East
I am finally burning for real, it seems to be doing well. The basement is warm the heat pump is not running.
 

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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
85,067
South Puget Sound, WA
Consider insulating the basement. It will save about 1/3 the wood burned per season.
 

johnny1720

Burning Hunk
Mar 6, 2007
240
The Great North East
I have done all kinds of reading about insulating the basement. I can't decide which product to use. some people say if I spray these 175 year old walls they will crumble. If I put bat insulation inside plastic it will rot.

Any suggestions
 

SONOCATIVO

New Member
Nov 1, 2014
69
Missouri
If you arent using it as a living space and dont care what it looks like, you can buy a DIY kit or hire the pros to spray foam the walls, closed cell foam, no rot, mildew or mold. It will seal any air infiltration/leaks. I think Im going to do it as soon as money permits.
 

Old burner

New Member
Dec 25, 2017
6
Maine
hi frank, thanks for the reply.

the problem is - there isnt one there to begin with. haha...

i have been searching this morning online again, and been all over amazon, and others. came across fireplaceblowersonline.com, and gave them a call but have yet to hear back. i saw on one of their youtube video comments, someone was looking for a blower for a different Avalon unit - and their reply was that it is very difficult to find them for Avalons....

we'll see..... i may just have to get a blower with a slightly smaller outlet flange, and make an adapter plate to fill in the empty space. shouldnt be too hard.
 

Old burner

New Member
Dec 25, 2017
6
Maine
I got an old fan from time Warner use to cool their equipment it fit
hi all! new to the forums!

we also have an Avalon 996 here at the house, and am wondering if anyone has any insight on a blower fan for these stoves? i researched the crap out of it last fall, and all i could come up with was to get the factory unit , at $300+. i really do not want to pay that much for something that (similarly) can be had for under $100 for almost any other stove. i am aware that travis ind. makes it very hard to get items for anything they make, unless at a authorized retailer.

i can find tons of generic blower units online, but cannot come across any with a mounting flange of 4"x6" (or close).

anyone with any ideas? i am not opposed to fabricating an adapter plate/flange if within my capabilities here at home. i am very handy but do not have a welder here.

cheers! stay warm!

bryan
 

Old burner

New Member
Dec 25, 2017
6
Maine
I used a blower from time Warner it fit perfect using legs to attach it blows air instead of sucking but works fine
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