TIMBERLINE WOOD INSERT

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Can any one tell me if they know where I can find a used blower for an old (20-30 years) Timberline wood burning insert? We haven't had the insert installed yet - but the technician that came out to inspect our flue said they don't make blowers for this unit anymore. Are there any generic blowers that we could also possibly use?

If I can't find a blower doe's anyone think one is necessary for this unit to heat a room approximately 600 sq ft.

We have never had any type of wood burning device before and just don't know how much heat this unit will put off.

Thanks
 

budman

Minister of Fire
Nov 13, 2006
620
Valley Cottage,NY
I will go easy on you only because you posted one time,send that stove to the scrap yard.
wecome to the site. :lol:
 

RedRanger

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Nov 19, 2007
1,428
British Columbia
Welcome--and the scrap yard it is. :eek:hh:
 

brooktrout

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Dec 23, 2007
376
Hamden, NY
Those are the kind of responses that turn people off to this site. Wieland, we're not all like that. And welcome to this usually welcoming site. I can still get parts for my 1979 Buck, so don't lose faith.
 

Hogwildz

Minister of Fire
If you can't find the exact one from the manufcturer, you can prolly retro fit another universal model.
Welcome aboard.
 

Wood Pirate

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Jun 25, 2008
144
Orange County, NY
Dayton makes alot of blowers for wood boilers and wood stoves. You can check them out on the web or look up Grainger on the web they supply alot of different things that may work.
 

BrotherBart

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With most of the old blowers you are just as well off to take it to a local small electrics repair shop. They can usually fix it a lot easier and cheaper than chasing down a replacement. Especially for something like the old Timberlines.

The major question isn't the blower. It is how are you going to vent that insert? Hopefully with a full length chimney liner and not just by shoving it into the fireplace.
 

jeff6443

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Jul 29, 2008
139
NJ South
I could not find a blower motor for my gf s regency insert . dealer said wow thats old never seen one
Googled electric blower wood insert got some company in kalimazoo Mich . dont have the name as I not there anylonger
the site had pics I just matched . it was the same one . You can find one , Maybe you like your stove and want the blower to run .
I m new first year epa stove in my new 1955 home .
 

kd460

Feeling the Heat
Feb 5, 2006
400
If you have the original blower, often all that needs replacement is the motor or wiring, or a switch. If you don't have the original blower, then as suggested, a universal or a similiar model could probably matched up.

As far as the first couple of posts, I believe it was a way to suggest that the old insert that you have is a rather inefficient, not so clean burning (smoke dragon is what it is called here), and hopefully not a past it's usefull life wood burning insert.

Hopefully the unit was checked for integrity and safety. And hopefully it will be installed in a safe and up to code manner (as up to code as possible because of it's age it probably won't be up to code). This is not something you can't be to sure of. Your home and family are at risk. Please do your homework here and make sure it can be installed safely. It will still consume lots of wood and put out lots of smoke (which can be controlled somewhat by burning properly).

You would be better off with an entry level stove of the modern type. More heat, less wood consumed, safer and more reliable, less smoke, and a heck of allot more efficient. Price would not be too far off from what you would have to put into that old insert to make it safe and working properly. KD
 

budman

Minister of Fire
Nov 13, 2006
620
Valley Cottage,NY
Sorry on that first post but i had a timberline back in the early 80's and
was up on the roof every 3 week's cleaning the stack out.Don't miss that
stove at all.
 

Ken45

Minister of Fire
Feb 21, 2008
545
southern Ohio
budman said:
Sorry on that first post but i had a timberline back in the early 80's and
was up on the roof every 3 week's cleaning the stack out.Don't miss that
stove at all.
We had a Timberline back in the 70's and never needed to clean out the chimney. Checked it yearly. We ran it good and hot with good wood.

Of course I'm amazed at how clean the new PE Summit runs (we've just had two break-in fires so far.)

Ken
 

budman

Minister of Fire
Nov 13, 2006
620
Valley Cottage,NY
Ken45 said:
budman said:
Sorry on that first post but i had a timberline back in the early 80's and
was up on the roof every 3 week's cleaning the stack out.Don't miss that
stove at all.
We had a Timberline back in the 70's and never needed to clean out the chimney. Checked it yearly. We ran it good and hot with good wood.

Of course I'm amazed at how clean the new PE Summit runs (we've just had two break-in fires so far.)

Ken
And a lot of wood at that,as soon as you slow the air down for a longer burn thats
when the crud would start to build up.
 

hydrology_joe

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Nov 5, 2007
18
Topeka, KS
Wieland1234 said:
Can any one tell me if they know where I can find a used blower for an old (20-30 years) Timberline wood burning insert? We haven't had the insert installed yet - but the technician that came out to inspect our flue said they don't make blowers for this unit anymore. Are there any generic blowers that we could also possibly use?

If I can't find a blower doe's anyone think one is necessary for this unit to heat a room approximately 600 sq ft.

We have never had any type of wood burning device before and just don't know how much heat this unit will put off.

Thanks
The in-laws are using Timberline inserts to supplement their furnace in the winter (primary burn in the basement and a second upstairs just in case the power goes out) with no issues of excessive creosote. Personally, I am looking for one locally for my fireplace. Just be sure to burn small hot fires and not pack the stove full and choke it down to a smolder. As long as your wood is properly seasoned and you are mindful of your burning habits, the Timberline stoves work well. They're just not as efficient as a modern design stove.

We made a new blower for my Fisher when I got it using electric fans from a local hardware store and some sheet metal. The design is a simple box with a decorative screen front, angled interior to mount fans (since the diameter was larger than the box size) and open discharge in the back. All told, I have less than $40 in my blower and it fits perfectly to the opening rather than trying to make some aftermarket fit.
 
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