Kerosene Heater Fan


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Old 12-06-08, 08:26 PM
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Kerosene Heater Fan

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Im looking for a aftermarker fan that that either clips on or is held in place by magnets thats made for kerosene heaters(the square boxy type). im guessing it has to be metal as those cheap plastic clip on fans would melt from the heat. theres only 2 on ebay so wondering if theres anyplace else to get them.basically they help move the hot air from the heater sense there the radiant heat type to help warm a bigger space.

EDIT would this work

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...oreCity=Warren
 

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Old 12-07-08, 12:50 AM
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what about a 4-6 or 8 inch inducted fan. just set it in front of the heater. would those work. the heater is 9300BTU
 
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Old 12-07-08, 06:34 AM
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Hello: flirty1

You're correct... There isn't any topic designated to or specific for suspended heaters, wall and/or floor furnaces, portable propane workshop heaters and/or variations of such type heaters.......

I'll get around to creating one specifically for heaters like those asap. Thanks for the idea...

Before I could make a recommendation for any fan to be used with any suspended or portable heater, if that is the type you're referring to, I would need to see a photo of the specific heater you intend to use the fan on or for.

A fan must be able to move enough air across the heater to avoid having it overheat. Overheating will activate the built in safety device on the heater, shutting down the burners until the firebox cools down to acceptable levels.

However, that condition of continuously and or repeatedly overheating a firebox isn't safe nor good for any heater. Not should any safety device be relied on for continuous use or over usage.

The high limit switch, as it is called, is only there for an occasional usage should any over heating condition exist. Not relied on for fire box heat control, etc. Only for safety reasons. Any conditions that causes a repeated usage of the safety device must be corrected asap.

Kindly post a photo or upload one or more photos of the specific heater to a photo web site and post the link in your next reply. We can then better assist you and make recommendations, etc.
 
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its a comfort glow 9300 BTU kerosene space heater.



for a inductor fan i was thinking on of these and just hold it on place with wire

this a 4 inch but i can get a 6 inch but its plastic.the metal 8 inch one is online only.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100073963
 

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Old 12-08-08, 05:28 AM
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Hello: flirty1

EXCELLENT PHOTO....

If the heater pictured (or any like it) is the one or type you're intending to place a fan in front of or use an induction fan in front of to disperse the heat produced by the heater, it cannot and should not be done. Will create an extreme danger.

All fans also cool the electric motor used to operate them. The motor used for dispersing heat on heaters is always located behind the heat source so it is drawing in cool air, not hot or heated air. An induction fan used in heat ducting systems is not in any high temperature environment. Air in a heat ducting system is no where near the high temperature as it would be in front of any heater like the one pictured. An induction fan operates only in a warm air environment, not a hot air environment.

If any type of fan is used as you're implying and/or intending to use it will quickly over heat, burn out, short out and will very likely cause an extreme fire hazard. Highly not recommended and/or suggested.

Even if the fan where placed at an angle (90 degrees) in relationship to the heater, to blow the hot air sideways, it would distort the flames, create incomplete combustion which in turn creates carbon monoxides, odors and soot. Potentially causing a very dangerous condition.

Best suggestion is to buy and or use a heated with a built in fan to disperse the heat. Best possible solution and safest method.

That's about all the advice I can offer on this subject....
 
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Old 12-09-08, 01:01 AM
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they used to make special after market fans that would mount on the top of the heater and the fan would be in front of the grill and blow the hot air into the room but i guess there no longer made. I've googled kerosene heater fan kerosene fan nothing. just the 2 on ebay.the heater in the picture is the one in question. i think the fans used to be made by Aladdin. kerosene heaters like the one in the picture are still made so don't know why they quit making the fans.
 
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this is what im talking about

ALADDIN HEATER FAN FOR PORTABLE KEROSENE HEATERS NEW - eBay (item 120347601883 end time Dec-16-08 13:24:41 PST)

thats a special fan made for portable kerosene heaters. there no longer made cause i can't find them anywhere but eBay. not even Google can find them. wonder why they quite making them. makes no sense.
 
 

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