I'm On Fire wrote:Mine has shut off due to over heating and I've used it quite a bit this winter. How close to the stove do you have yours mounted? The instructions say a minimum of 12" but they recommended 24".
Oh man, thats not good.. Mine is plenty far from the furnace. It's about 4 feet down the pipe. Even when I do use it on warm days above 40 degrees outside, my pipe is so cool that I can lay my hand on it and it won't burn me. Its only about 125 degrees on the pipe where I have the draft motor installed. The draft motor doesn't get warm even when I refuel and rev up the furnace. It only gets hot when I run it. That sucks
SO now I either find a way to cool that motor or figure out a different way to maintain a draft on warmer days. I can't have it kicking off on its own, that is unacceptable!!!! I've ran mine for a 15 hour duration and it didn't shut down but did get hot..
I also wonder if running it faster would prevent it from getting too hot to shut down.
Did you notice if it wouldn't shut down at different settings?
How long does it run before shutting off?
Would the motor restart on its own after cooling?
OR would you have to restart it manually??
How long would it take to cool enough to restart?
Sorry for all the questions but I'm afraid of CO leaking into the house if that motor shuts down on days that I need to use it.