In the (atmospheric) heating industry) there are several types of fans, including, e.g., a fan that ensures that the heat of a stove or fireplace is quickly blown into the room or a flue gas fan that safely discharges the flue gases. The first type of fan is built into a stove, built-in a fireplace, or insert. Often such a fan is infinitely variable. The advantage of such a kind of fan is that the heat is spread quickly and evenly. The disadvantages are that more dust is flowing in the room and that a fan is making noise. Electricity is also required for a fan. The fan that safely discharges flue gases is called a flue gas fan. This is used when it is too little draw in a flue or chimney channel through which smoke or flue gases can enter the room. This can be due to a too short or too narrow flue, a curvy channel, falling winds, or damp and foggy weather. To solve this problem, a flue gas fan can be installed in the chimney flue. A flue gas fan safely discharges flue gases. A flue gas fan always ensures optimum draft in the flue. There are various flue gas fans with different capacity or capacity and multiple diameters. Depending on the heating opening of the fireplace, your fire specialist to calculate for you which ability flue gas fan you need. A flue gas fan is pricey and requires annual maintenance. There must also be an electrical connection to the roof and one near the fire in the neighborhood for the operation. Near a fireplace, the valve of the reducing cap must be removed or secured. In the case of a gas fireplace, the gas block must be connected to the flue gas fan via a safety device so that the gas block is only ignited when the fan has sufficient suction power. If the valve of the aforementioned reducing cap is still in use, it must be connected to the safety system so that the gas block can not be ignited when this valve is closed.
How to install a fireplace blower
You can increase the energy efficiency of your wood-burning stove with a fan. This will reduce the “chimney” effect, which is responsible for stealing the hot air generated by a wood stove in the chimney after it has been switched off. To prevent this effect. A blower is a movable metal plate that is designed to inhibit the flow of smoke and gases. The goal is to increase the efficiency of the wood stove by keeping the house warm when the furnace is not in use. This means that the blower must be completely closed when the wood-burning stove is off, and just as important, completely open when the wood-burning stove is in use. If it is not entirely open, the stove will smoke.
Before you purchase a blower to install, you need to determine which type of blower you need for your stove. There are two types of blowers, the bypass blower, and the pipe blower. The bypass blower is located in the stove, near the mantelpiece. The chimney collar is the term used for the connection opening between the stove and the pipe. While the bypass blower is more of a plate, the pipe blower looks more like a valve. It is actually in the stovepipe and can be moved manually using a lever outside the pipe. The following instructions usually relate to the pipe blower.
Step 1 – Buy the silencer.
It is essential to ensure that you buy a blower designed for your wood-burning stove. This may mean that you contact the manufacturer directly for professional advice on what kind of blower you need. You may be able to purchase the blower directly from the manufacturer.
Step 2 – Measure
Measure with your measuring tape the pipe of the stove according to how far the instructions indicate (about 4 to 5 inches)—Mark with the marker. Make a hole with the drill.
Step 3 – Press Pin
Mount the blower pin through the blower plate to make sure it fits properly. Then place the blower in the heater pipe and then from the outside of the tube, insert the pin through the hole you just made and through the blower plate. Press hard to make a mark in the pipe wall that you can see from the outside.
Step 4 – Another hole
Drill another hole precisely in the mark you just made.
Step 5 – Completion
Finally, you can insert your pin through the outside of the stovepipe hole and then through the blower plate that holds on the inside of the stovepipe. This time you turn the pin through the other hole. Put the blower in place according to the instructions.
Now you can open and close the blower manually to maintain your stove as efficiently as possible.