Small fan motors for wood stoves

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Small fan motors for wood stoves

Post by zelph » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:05 pm

Want to blow smoke up and away from your wood stoves? Take a look at these tiny motors.

Watch the video that shows the lifting capability of the small gearmotor. Cool stuff, cool gizmos.

http://www.gizmoszone.com/shopping/storepro5/agora.cgi
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Re: Small fan motors for wood stoves

Post by hoz » Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:15 pm

I use a computer CPU fan from Radio Shack ($9.00) with a 9V battery and some aluminum foil for the ductwork to "stoke" my coffeecan stove.

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Re: Small fan motors for wood stoves

Post by dlarson » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:58 am

I have two small fans I found at a surplus store years ago. They're just like CPU fans but about the size of a 50 cent piece.

Also, if you want really small motors try taking apart an old cellphone or pager. If the device has the vibrate alert feature than it'll have a tiny motor.
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Re: Small fan motors for wood stoves

Post by zelph » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:57 pm

dlarson wrote:I have two small fans I found at a surplus store years ago. They're just like CPU fans but about the size of a 50 cent piece.

Also, if you want really small motors try taking apart an old cellphone or pager. If the device has the vibrate alert feature than it'll have a tiny motor.
Thanks for the tip, I have an old pager laying around somwhere that I can take a peek into :D
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Re: Small fan motors for wood stoves

Post by GAGA » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:07 am

Dlarson ,you are giving Zelph to many ideas, and one day NASA will take him away from this site and then what? we do :) (pssss give this very good :idea: ideas in PM)
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Re: Small fan motors for wood stoves

Post by dlarson » Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:30 pm

I didn't really consider it a good idea. It seemed more like an obvious observation!
And NASA is probably too busy keeping their aging space shuttles serviced to bother with anything else right now. :)
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Re: Small fan motors for wood stoves

Post by Vibe » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:51 pm

dlarson wrote:I didn't really consider it a good idea. It seemed more like an obvious observation!
And NASA is probably too busy keeping their aging space shuttles serviced to bother with anything else right now. :)
Which is why they are looking for the "Do It Yourself"ers. Duh... :mrgreen:
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Re: Small fan motors for wood stoves

Post by seudo_411 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:33 pm

Just a question on fan assisted burners be it wood, charcoal or even alcohol. how much air do you need, I would assume volume is important, but what about pressure, I'm working on a stove that will burn wood chips/twigs, quick light charcoal pellets (powdered and compressed with copper pipe + wooden dowel) and I'm still considering it but i would love to have a remote feed alcohol attachment. so what it comes down to is will a 50mm fan provide the necessary air flow. But anyway I'm just thinking out loud will see how far i get with this project, By the way does anyone own a Zip Stove, DIY or Commercial ??? would love to ask a few questions...
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Re: Small fan motors for wood stoves

Post by zelph » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:51 pm

seudo_411 wrote:Just a question on fan assisted burners be it wood, charcoal or even alcohol. how much air do you need, I would assume volume is important, but what about pressure, I'm working on a stove that will burn wood chips/twigs, quick light charcoal pellets (powdered and compressed with copper pipe + wooden dowel) and I'm still considering it but i would love to have a remote feed alcohol attachment. so what it comes down to is will a 50mm fan provide the necessary air flow. But anyway I'm just thinking out loud will see how far i get with this project, By the way does anyone own a Zip Stove, DIY or Commercial ??? would love to ask a few questions...
Fan motors on wood stoves are just a novelty item. Something to play with and make miniture blast furnaces :lol: I have 2 zip stoves. both are commercial. One of them I modified into a single wall model :mrgreen: I functioned better in the single wall mode.

I did have a nice DIY stainless steel zip that I made using a stainless steel flour sifter. It worked well and is now located in the great state of Texas. It was auctioned off on Whiteblaze.net about a year ago. I'll get a link to the building thread that was on Whiteblaze.
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Re: Small fan motors for wood stoves

Post by seudo_411 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:22 pm

Hi all, I found a really good motor, the shaft is threaded, so i am going to make my own blade, So is there any one on the board who knows anything about, HVAC systems, or about air movement.
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