&@#%@&# blower fans!

&@#%@&# blower fans!

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:50 am

I can't keep a blower fan going to save my life. Been burning 10 years and this is my 4th blower. This last one is a Dayton ball bearing model and I keep a fiberglass furnace filter over the inlet(changed regularly) to limit dust. Only had it a season or two and it just started howling. I don't understand it....
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PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:04 am

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PostBy: stovepipemike On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:26 am

Just out of curiosity,is this a combustion fan or a hot air distribution fan? Is it moving the amount of air it was designed for to get the job done? Have they been bound via the bearings when you change them out? Are your squirrel cage blades clean? just wonderin'. Mike
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:34 am

Jeff, I'm guessing your blowers are closed units--no grease fittings-- if so, are you running your fan on real low speed? kick it up once a day to max while you're tending & keep those bearings self lubed--your filter idea should not affect anything at all--I do the same with mine>
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PostBy: Rigar On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:36 am

fyi....
fiberglass filters have a MERV of ZERO

...good for keepin out the. three. 'B' s
Birds and Bowling Balls

dayton motors are chinese pieces of crap too
....its frustrating-i feel ur pain
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PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:36 am

coalnewbie wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/OUTSTANDING-FULLY-RESTORED-ANTIQUE-GE-GENERAL-ELECTRIC-OSCILLATING-AOU-FAN-/131025686338?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e81bd4f42


Excellent solution :lol:
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PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:39 am

Jeff, that Dayton fan will real ball bearings should have lasted a long time. What about a low-profile ceiling fan mounted directly above the stove. Harbor Breeze makes a 18" inch concealed ceiling fan available at Lowes called a Hive fan. Just trying to think outside the norm for a solution. Ideally, a small fan powered by an ECM motor, but not sure about availability without doing some research. Also, if you could find a good motor repair/rebuilder in your area, they might be able to upgrade your current motor with more durable parts and special high-temp grease.
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PostBy: Wiz On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:39 am

-your filter idea should not affect anything at all--I do the same with mine>
Hey fred I place a floor vent dust filter on my fan, I'm little nervous that fan life will be limited.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:00 am

These are the blower filters I use,these are a loose foam mesh, BUT, I probably use my ceiling fan more often then not--as I stated--I crank that blower motor full blast on occasion To keep those NO MAINTENANCE bearings lubed--been good for 5 yrs. It is a DAYTON
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PostBy: fifthg On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:05 am

you can probably squeeze a little 3in1 oil or something similar past the seals to get into the bearings,it is worth a try.If you use a penetrating oil like WD40 it will go in,but tends to wash out the little remaining heavier lubes,that is why to use 3in1
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PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:28 am

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.
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PostBy: Rigar On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:34 am

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.


Dayton had a good name once
....speaking of the best blowers....i was datin a girl from Eaton....no ...wait....
maybe i was eatin.....NEVERMIND
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PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:15 pm

Pete, I use the Fasco B75. I did purchase a new one a few years back. The old one still works although it was getting noisy. I kept it as a back-up just in case. I have been burnin 'coal for twenty years and I bought the stove used. Try the Fasco fan.
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PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:23 pm

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I have one of these fans in original condition. It works great............I may just sell it. I got it in a box lot at the auction a few years back for $3.00 :yes:
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PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:24 pm

Rigar wrote:....speaking of the best blowers....i was datin a girl from Eaton....no ...wait....
maybe i was eatin.....NEVERMIND


:rofl: :rofl: :idhitit:
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