Ecofan for woodstove?

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  1. JHinCA

    JHinCA Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have experience with the Ecofan? They sit on your woodstove and are supposed to run without electricity and circulate the heat in the room.
    Do they work? I found a site that sells the smaller one for $69.95. Is that a good price?

    Thanks.
     
  2. goatlady

    goatlady Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Excellent price. I paid $100 for mine about 6 years ago love it. It circulates but you cannot feel a draft. It pushes hot air down my 25 ft hallway into the far bedroom and the heat is very comfortable in there.
     

  3. DakotaBrat

    DakotaBrat Well-Known Member

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    That is an excellent price. We bought one a yr. ago and we love it too. We have a fan on our air-tight but it's alittle noisy. Where this fan it circulate and is quiet.
     
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    johnkl Well-Known Member

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    Is that the fan that operates with the stirling engine principal?
     
  5. goatlady

    goatlady Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Don't know what a stirling engine principal is. This fan has some sort of heat sensing module thingie with 2 wires and when the heat sensor on the bottom hits a certain temp it turns the fan blade. Hotter = faster.
     
  6. barbarake

    barbarake Well-Known Member

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    Can you share the name of the site with us?? I'm interested in getting one of these too.
     
  7. Jan in CO

    Jan in CO Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We've used one for about three years now, and love it. When the power is off, there is no other way to push the heat to the north side of our house. Got two of them from a fellow on the old Countryside forum, and gave one to my sister. She uses hers on her propane wall furnace, and says it works for her, too. The price is good, I'd say go for it! Jan in CO
     
  8. JHinCA

    JHinCA Well-Known Member

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    The site is Barkley's Apple Orchard. http://www.magma.ca/~barkhm5/

    Thanks for the feedback, folks. We will take your advice and get one, too.