Carbondale wrote:Hi guys... Happy New Year
I have an SWG 4 SS on my stoker. I want to purchase a motor and fan kit so that I have it in stock should I have a failure. Imagine that, me being proactive. I see a replacement assembly from Patriot supply PN 46234800. The information on the description says; do not use for coal and wood stoves. This was interesting since this is the unit that came with my stove from Reading. I called Field Controls and was told that they do not test them for coal and wood and if the stove manufacturer does, then that is why they shipped the unit with the stove. Sounds like finger pointing liability away. Anyway, Field Controls told me to buy the unit from the stove manufacturer. I don't want to get pruned doing this if I can get one from Patriot Supply for a better price. I called Patriot Supply and was told that the stove manufacturers are doing something to the units to prevent the buildup of fly ash on the blower fans. The guy I spoke to said that he does not know what it is and they could not find out when they asked. He said that he has had people buy the blower kit from them for a coal and wood application and they have failed in a short period of time. When this happens Field Controls does not honor the warranty because of the application. Does anyone know what the modifications are that the stove manufacturers are doing to the power vent units? If so, is it something that someone could do to the standard unit? Sorry for all the words. Thanks!
When we forked out about $20,000 for the UL testing we should be able to have at least a long term plan to make that money back. At the current rate we should see profit in about 20-25yrs.
P.S. The secret to longevity is keeping the blower motor and fan assembly clean and remove from high humidity conditions during the summer. And using the correct SWG oil that is recommend.
Oh yea, this is a secret don't tell anyone else. Mums the word .OK