A Heat Powered Stove Fan sounded like a good way to get the heat from our wood stove into our bathroom. The bathroom would stay cold, even during the daytime. I saw one of my off-the-grid friends had two of these fans sitting on her wood stove in her photos. I mentioned it to my husband and he thought we should get one. So we did.
Heat powered stove fans result in better hot air circulation. In our case, it has. Our bathroom was considerably warmer last night. That is even during the night when our stove was banked back. It uses no electricity but runs with a little motor, that is powered by the wood stove burning wood.
A heat powered stove fan is designed to sit on freestanding wood stoves with a surface temperature of 400°F. to 650°F (205°C. to 345°C.). Any hotter and it may damage the fan as per the instruction manual that came with it. It is very important where you place it on your stove. Cool air should travel over the fins on the back.
It is very quiet which was important to us. We had a small fan in a pipe in the Sun Mar composting toilet when we first moved here and it about drove me crazy. I had my husband remove it and he removed the toilet as well (Too much work to maintain it compared to a saw dust toilet, but that’s another story all together.). The heat powered stove fan worked immediately after being placed on top of our wood stove. It hasn’t stopped spinning yet!
This is the link to the heat powered stove fan that I bought. It runs about $80.99 and with Prime, I got free shipping. I believe it is worth every penny!
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