Convection fan plugged directly into wall???

Convection fan plugged directly into wall???

PostBy: Shibby160 On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:48 pm

Is it ok to have the convection fan plugged into the wall at all times??? For some reason mine seems to run smoother this way. Thanks!!
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Re: Convection fan plugged directly into wall???

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:04 am

Should not be a problem. I assume the Coal-trol is cycling it and annoying you with the noise created at different speeds. The convection blower on high can help even the heat out by simply moving air around the residence. I have considered doing it with my Keystoker in the colder months.
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Re: Convection fan plugged directly into wall???

PostBy: Shibby160 On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:10 am

Thats exactly it!!!! It was making a rattling noise plugged into the coal-trol. I figured it was a piece of coal, but before I went thru the trouble of taking the hopper off...I plugged it into the wall and it ran quiet. Go figure. Thanks!
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Re: Convection fan plugged directly into wall???

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:23 am

I have sometimes put my Coal-trol in Manfan mode and increased it to 99 to solve this issue. Just note it only maintains this mode until a real call for heat also demands 99 and then the Coal-trol takes back control of the convection fan and the routine returns. This is not necessarily a bad thing.
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Re: Convection fan plugged directly into wall???

PostBy: Shibby160 On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:28 am

I have an older model coal-trol with no manual setting. I just wanted to make sure it wouldn't cause an electrical issue.
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Re: Convection fan plugged directly into wall???

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:26 am

Should not be a problem. Some of the older coaltrols, you can tap the menu button once (look for FSA) and press the up/down arrows (raise or lower FSM Fan Speed Manual) and adjust it that way.

Also, make sure the FINS are clean and not causing the vibration when it runs.
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Re: Convection fan plugged directly into wall???

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:31 pm

Fans have resonate values, the control selects a speed and if that blower housing has some sort of resonate frequency with the blower speed (that has the squirrel cage rotating ), you gottom big noise. :mad:

Quite complex, I don't know any more than that , plus I got D in Calculus. :punk:
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Re: Convection fan plugged directly into wall???

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:01 pm

On the Econo using the old firm ware Tstat (no MANFAN) plugging the fan into the wall during lighting and situations when the fan is making noise due to running slow will make it last much longer. You can get your Tstat upgraded to the new firmware (contact Automation Correct) in the spring when you don't need the stove.
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Re: Convection fan plugged directly into wall???

PostBy: CoalUserWannabe On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:06 pm

I don't know about all these solutions, but I think if it were me, I 'll make sure to find the materials to build me another good wall like that !
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