Recommended Lube for Combustion blower?

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QuadSantaFe

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Sep 22, 2013
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Hey everyone,
I'm cleaning me Quadrafire Santa Fe for the season and have already cleaned the combustion blower as well as the blower that distributes heat into the house. Is there a recommended lube that I should apply to these things to keep them running smooth for a while to come?

Thanks!
 

Don2222

Minister of Fire
Feb 1, 2010
8,933
Salem NH
Hello

The Pellet Stove Master uses Pellet Stove Oil which is ligh machine oil like 3-1 oil in the special 2" needle applicator. It is long and thin to get all the way in! LOL

See pics

PS. What is better than 1 Quad Santa Fe?
Answer 2 Quad Santa Fes!
When cousins are 2 of a kind! See last pic
 

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Arti

Feeling the Heat
Feb 14, 2014
386
South West Wisconsin
I use 2 Stroke Motor Oil.. I thought about it and concluded that it is a fairly heavy oil viscosity wise and able to handle high temperatures. I'm not endorsing any brand but synthetic 2 stroke oil is readily available, of good quality and affordable. just my 2 cents worth.
 

tjnamtiw

Minister of Fire
Those are sealed bearings so you're peeing in the wind by putting lube at them. Just attracting more ash is about the only accomplishment.
 

john193

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2010
1,053
Southeast PA
^ This. No need to overthink it!
 

vinny11950

Minister of Fire
May 17, 2010
1,788
Eastern Long Island, NY
i am not so sure sealed bearings stay sealed for too long. it is not far fetched to imagine the seals to become worn and cracked and begin to fail, in which case permitting lubricants to be added.

i use Wurth HHS 2000. goes on very light to get into tight places and then it dries to a grease like viscosity.
 

Arti

Feeling the Heat
Feb 14, 2014
386
South West Wisconsin
i am not so sure sealed bearings stay sealed for too long. it is not far fetched to imagine the seals to become worn and cracked and begin to fail, in which case permitting lubricants to be added.

i use Wurth HHS 2000. goes on very light to get into tight places and then it dries to a grease like viscosity.

I haven't heard of that product before. Looks like it would be perfect for use in a pellet stove.
 

Mt Bob

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
4,075
park county montana
Sealed bearings sealed for life,but can be repacked if you carefully pry out seals or buy a sealed brg. vacuum packer.Bushings should be cleaned/oiled,same as auger bushings,they do not tell you this in owners manual as they want you to have stove serviced by "a professional".Anderol is the choice of hvac people for bushing motors for years.If in a bind oil in a sealed brg may extend its life.
 

Roadstar

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Mar 11, 2011
138
Puyallup, WA
I use Zoom-Spout Lubricating Oil (ZS75A) distributed by Norvey, Inc of Santa Ana, CA.
The individual that use to service my stove when I first bought it used it.
I found it a the local hardware store. The bottle and the fixed spout is 7" long.
There is also a retractable 7" spout inside the fixed spout.

My convection blower has sealed bearings and when they have gone out I have had no luck getting any more use out of it by oiling the bearings.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HACY3Y/?tag=hearthamazon-20

I don't believe I paid $24.40 for one bottle. That's a bit steep.
 
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stoveguy2esw

Minister of Fire
Nov 14, 2006
6,186
madison hgts. va
I don't even try to lube sealed bearings but when I do my annuals on my own stoves I clean the fan blades and housing then coat with spray graphite , I think it helps keep the soot from sticking to the blades as bad and it does make the next annual cleaning easier
 

Mt Bob

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
4,075
park county montana
I don't even try to lube sealed bearings but when I do my annuals on my own stoves I clean the fan blades and housing then coat with spray graphite , I think it helps keep the soot from sticking to the blades as bad and it does make the next annual cleaning easier
Agree with you on bearings,bushings are another deal.Used to use graphite on blades and in hopper,switched over to moly,I think it works better.As a test I have been spraying the integra fire pot with moly,inside and out,stays cleaner(in the holes) much longer,and easier to clean.
 

stoveguy2esw

Minister of Fire
Nov 14, 2006
6,186
madison hgts. va
Agree with you on bearings,bushings are another deal.Used to use graphite on blades and in hopper,switched over to moly,I think it works better.As a test I have been spraying the integra fire pot with moly,inside and out,stays cleaner(in the holes) much longer,and easier to clean.


I tried the moly on auger tubes haven't done so on the exhaust blower, might just give it a shot after next season , already have the stove prepped for the fall now so will have to wait a year
 

Mt Bob

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
4,075
park county montana
I tried the moly on auger tubes haven't done so on the exhaust blower, might just give it a shot after next season , already have the stove prepped for the fall now so will have to wait a year
Have been using on auger also,just forgot.Also spray the auger bushings.Had fires last two nights,looks like one tonight.My off season is august,already got new gaskets for glass(never been done) and door(been done once).
 

stoveguy2esw

Minister of Fire
Nov 14, 2006
6,186
madison hgts. va
Have been using on auger also,just forgot.Also spray the auger bushings.Had fires last two nights,looks like one tonight.My off season is august,already got new gaskets for glass(never been done) and door(been done once).


gawd, its like 92F here right now. was blazin hot at "iron mikes ironwerks" today (my shop at the plant) was a day of welding for me today we had a run of stoves come in where one of the brick retainers was a bit low turned out to be a jig problem its fixed now , but had to cut old one out with plasma grind out the residual weld measure out (didn't have the jig) and reweld then brick it to make sure it was placed properly.

I did a little sweatin today;) in my shop
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Mt Bob

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
4,075
park county montana
Nice shop.I worked in 2 auto shops back when I lived in maryland that were air conditioned.I tell people that here in montana and they think I am lying!
 

Arti

Feeling the Heat
Feb 14, 2014
386
South West Wisconsin
Nice workshop. Looks like lots of room to work in.
 
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