Stirling engine fan for your stove.

Stirling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: SAU On: Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:29 pm

Anybody ever try one of these?
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Re: Sterling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:52 pm

There has been discussion on other types of thermal fans, they don't move much air, and if you look at the temp range 390-1000 deg., I don;t think our stoves would do much with it, especially if you have an air duct on top of your stove for heat output, the top of the stove probably wouldn't get much over 200 degrees if it's double layer.

I see they are mostly for wood stoves. But, if you want to try it, let us know how it works.
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Re: Sterling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: SAU On: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:31 pm

I'm using a Vigilant so it would work well with my stove... That is, if it works.
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Re: Sterling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:54 pm

Oops, I see it is in the Hand Fired section..... :(
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Re: Stirling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: BobQ On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:24 pm

I have one and it works OK. It is not as powerfull as an electric but it does move air, 24/7. For me it is worth it, no power and no wires. With out it, I can tell a big differece, on the cold days.
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Re: Stirling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: BobQ On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:26 pm

I just realised, I have the bi-metal one, not the sterling type. I would like to try the sterling type! They look very cool.

Sorry:(
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Re: Stirling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: SAU On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:09 pm

Post the link to your bi-metallic one, bob. I'm interested because I placed a small electric fan at the bottom of my stairwell to move the cold air toward the stove. That method help my convection greatly. I like the idea of putting the Stirling on top of the stove to move a little more air but I don't know if I would get $200 worth of air. That Stirling fan is an expensive puppy.
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Re: Stirling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:13 pm

Since they say it can get befouled with dust and dirt if you remove the covers, they should encase it in glass. I would like to see it work, but $200 is a bit steep for entertainment.
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Re: Stirling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: BobQ On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:01 am

This is the one I have, I got it on sale for around $50.00 at the end of the season. Here is the link, I hope it is OK to have the amazon link? If not someone please let me know.

http://www.amazon.com/Caframo-Ecofan-Or ... 608&sr=8-4

Hope this helps.

Bob
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Re: Stirling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:12 am

rberq wrote: I would like to see it work, but $200 is a bit steep for entertainment.


You probably shouldn't go to a strip club in Canada then!
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Re: Stirling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: SAU On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:24 am

Do you think the fan makes enough difference for the money, bob?

EDIT

Let me put it this way. If your fan broke, how much would you be willing to pay in order to replace it?
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Re: Stirling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: BobQ On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:29 pm

Ya, it makes a big difference on my stove anyway, your milage may vary!

Bob
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How about...

PostBy: eelhc On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:15 am

A Sterling Engine driving a small vibration motor connected to the shaker grates on a hand fired stove to extend the interval between manually shaking down? Might take some engineering but I don't see why it wouldn't work. On my stove I can gently tap the shaker arm and loose ashes fall down to the tray. This could make a hand fired stove almost as easy to run as a stoker.
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Re: Stirling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:25 pm

eelhc wrote:A Sterling Engine driving a small vibration motor connected to the shaker grates


First reaction: What a dumb idea.
Second reaction: Hmmmm.
Third reaction: Gee. That might actually work!

Build it and they will come.
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Re: Stirling engine fan for your stove.

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:53 pm

These 'engines' have near zero torque,, you can stop one with a toothpick,, and not break the toothpick.. nowhere near enough power to run a gearbox for a shaker mechanism, you notice that the fan needs a bit of help [finger flick] to get it started?? The 'engine' doesn't have enough torque to overcome stationary friction..

I've played with one on a wood stove [very hot] it did move some air, but you don't need to worry about your papers on the table a few feet away, that's for sure.

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