harm to fan motors/height of flame

harm to fan motors/height of flame

PostBy: mugsey On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:22 pm

hello will i do any harm to fan motors and feed motor if they are left running continouslly also the flame above the coal fire is touching the top of fire box
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Re: harm to fan motors/height of flame

PostBy: ken On: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:18 am

just keep the motors oiled with some 3 in1 or some other motor oil. there made to run continuisly. after the thermostat is satisfied the blower motor should shut down when the stove cools off some. the feed motor only runs when coal is needed. the only motor running all the time is the combustion. make sure you have couple inches of ash at the end of the grate so your not over firing. the flame will dance on the top of the roof.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
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Re: harm to fan motors/height of flame

PostBy: Dutchman On: Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:54 pm

Another good thing for the blower motors is to give them a "brush-clean" once and again on the squirrel cage and the intake screen and then a light oiling to the motor. My combustion blower runs continuously and it's fine.

As for flame, mine also dances and rolls to the roof when burning hot.
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Re: harm to fan motors/height of flame

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:11 pm

Dutchman wrote:Another good thing for the blower motors is to give them a "brush-clean" once and again on the squirrel cage and the intake screen and then a light oiling to the motor. My combustion blower runs continuously and it's fine.

As for flame, mine also dances and rolls to the roof when burning hot.


FYI...I called Fasco to check on what their motors were spec'd for as far as temps. They said they this:

135 Deg C thermal protector. The lube is Shell Turbo 68 oil which has a temp rating of -20 F to 200 F.

I've measured external case temps on my combustion fan of over 150 degrees F on a medium burn using a Fluke IR thermometer. Internal and winding temps have to be a lot higher. I'd say you want to use a high quality oil.
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Re: harm to fan motors/height of flame

PostBy: spc On: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:31 am

av8r wrote:FYI...I called Fasco to check on what their motors were spec'd for as far as temps. They said they this:
135 Deg C thermal protector. The lube is Shell Turbo 68 oil which has a temp rating of -20 F to 200 F.

What do you guys think of this oil - Zoom Spout Turbine Oil - MO98
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Re: harm to fan motors/height of flame

PostBy: av8r On: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:02 am

spc wrote:
av8r wrote:FYI...I called Fasco to check on what their motors were spec'd for as far as temps. They said they this:
135 Deg C thermal protector. The lube is Shell Turbo 68 oil which has a temp rating of -20 F to 200 F.

What do you guys think of this oil - Zoom Spout Turbine Oil - MO98


The Original Zoom Spout®. The finest all-purpose oil, and the telescoping spout reaches everywhere! A super oil for all high speed shafts and bearings. Paraffin base, non-gumming, rust and oxidation inhibited. Use on electric motor bearings. Withstands high temperatures. A must for heater blowers. Oils everything that needs to be oiled! 4 oz.

Looks like it should work just fine
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Re: harm to fan motors/height of flame

PostBy: ken On: Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:31 pm

that the stuff i'm using. i bought the new 3 in 1 bottle with the extended hose. it sucked and i hated it. theres no way to compress the container to get the oil to come out. it just made a big mess. i e-mail them and told them to stick there new design where the sun don't shine. i pitched it. the Zoom bottle is great , no mess.
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