&@#%@&# blower fans!

Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:03 pm

grumpy wrote:Could the filter be slowing down air flow making it run hotter?


It's brand new. Only two days use on it and as stated, the fiber ones are barely adequate to keep out birds and bees so I'm not sure it's an airflow issue.
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:19 am

Had the Fasco on my Mark I for 3 years until I sold the stove. No filter .. and no oil either! Didn't think anything after '79 had provisions for lubrication, so I never checked. :lol:

I'm on year 5 with the Mark III, which has a bigger Fasco. No filter again, and no issues yet. This one I saturated both bearings with Amsoil 20W-50 motorcycle oil, to the point where it's leaking right now ... and I oiled it 2 years ago. I figured it would fail quick, since I shut it down each time I load the stove, so it doesn't feed me a facefull of flyash every time I open the load door ... then restart it when I'm done. Stays going 24-30 hours non-stop throughout the heating season, with a half hour break for loading. Since I'm installing that boiler, it won't be getting much use in the future. For now, I'm burning wood in the Mark III just to get us by until that thing is all plumbed in.

First thing I thought when I read the first page, is I'd shitcan that filter. At least worth at shot at this rate anyway. ;)
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:06 am

You're not using a rheostat on the blower are you?
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:08 am

people keep telling me all these motor & engine companies are now being made in China (idk, maybe that has something to do with the fact that some people with older model Fasco's & Dayton's love em' while others hate them?), I know on my Fasco's I don't have any lub ports and the only maintenance I give is a vacuum once per year (I even got a 35 year old one from Beamerboy and it works like a champ!) :shock:
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:42 am

The one I bought a few years ago was made in USA ;)
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:44 am

SuperBeetle wrote:You're not using a rheostat on the blower are you?


No.

Hoping I get a chance to look at it today. I'm going to help a friend with a boiler install and then I need to make serious progress on a catapult for the Boy Scouts Pumpkin Smash event in two weeks.
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:47 am

SMITTY wrote:I'd shitcan that filter.

Me too :roll:
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:19 pm

Just got it apart and it's the front bearing making noise. It's a sealed bearing so the best I could think was to stand the shaft on end and put some oil on top and hope it seeps into the bearing. Doubt that's the fix though.

The machinist/mechanic/Swamp Yankee in me wants to track down a new bearing and press it on but it's probably more trouble than it's worth. :)
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:21 pm

What are the bearing dimensions?
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:24 pm

Grainger probably has the bearing ;)
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:30 pm

The bearing is marked "TPI" and "608 Z(?) 2(?)"

It is a .315" shaft and has a .866" OD. It is .275" thick.
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:32 pm

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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:35 pm

Great....I just made another list....I went to the TPI bearing website and it's been hacked by the "True Cyber Army" who put up a picture of some Syrian(?) military guy...just my luck...
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Re: &@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:42 pm

Think this would work better?

http://www.amazon.com/S608-2RS-Bearing- ... s_indust_7

S608-2RS Bearing 8x22x7 Si3N4 Ceramic Stainless Steel Sealed ABEC-5



Single-row bearing for supporting typical radial loads
Stainless steel for resistance to corrosion and high temperatures
Conforms to ABEC 5 precision standard for performance within a narrow range of variation
Rubber seals on both sides of the bearing to keep lubricant in and contaminants out

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