Horace wrote:Do it, you'll love it.
4. It is slightly quieter. Unfortunately, it's the distribution blower that's the noisy one (at least on my stove). I have not modified the distribution blower; it runs from the timer at full speed (and temperature, and noise )
5. Not the distribution/convection blower but the combustion blower runs cooler. Much cooler. Distribution/convection blower is still noisy and hot.
For $21 at Lowe's it's a worthwhile project. I figure that I made that back by burning up the coal that would normally have gone unburned. If you have any questions or would like to see pictures, let me know.
Love to see the pics!!!
As far as the distribution blower noise... My stove will be in the family room. But my distribution blower will be in the basement with the return air ducted in from the living room to the blower which is in opposite side of the house (My home is a center hall colonial with the Living Room on 1 side and the Family Room on the other). The blower output will be ducted to the stove. This performs 2 functions.
- eliminates the distribution blower from the Family Room so less noise.
- circulates the warm air through the 1st floor so the whole house will stay warm.
I guess this would also have the third benefit of running the distribution blower cooler. I think it'll be a worthwhile project but probably a lot more than $21. The hardest part is to cut the floor/wall where it's the most "Wife Acceptable".