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Wood stove top fan
« on: February 26, 2021, 08:18:14 PM »
We were in Tractor Supply today looking for stuff to clean the inside glass on our wood stove door but they were all out. I bumped across one of those fans you put on top of the stove that is powered by the heat. It was $100 but I'd like to get advice on them before I buy. Do they stay in one place well or do they vibrate off in time? I'm asking because it didn't seem very heavy. Also, do they last a long time or does metal fatigue cause them to slow down over the years? I think I'm going to get one but thought I'd check here first. Any info I can get would be appreciated. 

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Re: Wood stove top fan
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 08:43:33 PM »
I just looked it up. It is an Ecofan UltrAir. I found a few customer reviews and they all looked good. 

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Re: Wood stove top fan
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 09:00:12 PM »
Its not going to vibrate off the stove as they have really light blades and they don't run all that fast.  They only moderately move the air.  You can hardly feel a breeze right in front of them.  They need to be set on the very back of the stove top.  The stove heats the bottom and it needs cool air to cool the top part of the gizmo.  They are supposed to last a long time as long as you don't overheat them.
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Re: Wood stove top fan
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 09:09:42 PM »
Do a FF search on ecofan.  ;)
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Re: Wood stove top fan
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 09:15:56 PM »
We have had one on our wood stove for 5 years still works great , does not move a ton of air but works well .

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Re: Wood stove top fan
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 09:31:59 PM »
We just got one a couple months  ago and love it. Keeps our great room very even temp and is completely silent. Made a video about  how they work . I always  thought they were overpriced but now say ours was well worth the price and is saving  us electric by not having the 400 watt ceiling  fan running anymore 
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Re: Wood stove top fan
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2021, 10:55:22 PM »
Thanks for all the responses so far. 

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Re: Wood stove top fan
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2021, 11:48:19 AM »
21incher, thanks for posting your video.  It was interesting to understand how the units worked and the application of the cells you had worked on.  

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Re: Wood stove top fan
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2021, 01:42:47 PM »
get 2
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Re: Wood stove top fan
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2021, 05:50:09 PM »
We got it this morning and love it. It was the last one on the shelf. Thanks for all the responses. 

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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2021, 09:36:19 PM »
I have 2 that I got from Amazon for around ~70 I believe so far so good.


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