Blower filter

Blower filter

PostBy: Porcine On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:28 am

I have an Alaska Channing III that I used last year, great savings and heat. I had some dust get into the squirrel cage of the blower and it gets into the house. Can I put a furnace filter over the blower or will it put an extra strain on the motor and cause it to fall earlier.
Porcine
 

PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:40 am

There are no reasons that I know of for not filtering the air running through your stove. I have seen units where people adapted a sheet metal frame and enclosure to be able to slide the filter in.

When you install it just make sure that you check the filter regularly so you are not running it clogged. That would shorten the motor life.

Post a pic on here when you get it installed, I am wondering why stove makers don't put in some kind of filtration. :!: :)
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:02 am

Anyone running a squirrel cage blower should check the leading edges of the fan blades for accumulated lint/dust /dirt/ash. As the cup shaped fan blade fills with it, it can raduce the CFM by as much as 75-80%.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea


PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:03 am

Also check for squirrels with loose nuts, they make a heck of a racket. :lol: :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Blower filter

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:34 pm

I ran the blower on the Harman for a short time last year straight out of the box. After a short while, during routine cleaning, I had to clean all the dust and dog/cat fur out of the squirrel cage. I removed the cover holding the wire grate over the air inlet and added a piece of a/c filter. I also added a toggle switch, since the only way to shut off the fan is to unplug it. A quick cleaning with the vacuum is all that's needed now.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert