dcrane wrote:Just to add some info... back in the 80's the best blowers (bar none) were made by a Company called "Fasco" (it was well know throughout the stove industry that these were the Cadillac of blowers)... im not sure how they are now but i cant imagine a company having that kind of reputation changing their business.
The Fasco is OE in the Harman and I've vaporized three of them already. They only have sleeve bushings and the way they mount, the oil holes face down so it's not a very good design.
This is a circulation fan, not a combustion fan BTW.
I bought the Dayton because I figured the ball bearings would last near forever.
The fiberglass, while not perfect by any means, does a fair job of keeping the fan blade clean and picks up more dust than you'd think. I normally have to replace it once a month.
I haven't had the ambition or time today to pull it apart and see what failed but it sounds like a coffee grinder...