By Rita from Bow, NH on April 15, 2014
Can a three blade be used on a wood stove and can a wood stove get so hot it would damage the fan? We have a wood stove that doesn't have a blower.
By Will M. on April 15, 2014
This Ecofan is specifically designed for use with gas & pellet stoves so it may not operate correctly if used with a wood stove. You should probably look into purchasing an 810 or 812 model. Those products can be found here
To answer your second question, as long as surface temperatures on your wood stove do not exceed 650 degrees Fahrenheit, no damage will be caused to the fans.
By Randall from Fairfield, CT on January 24, 2016
Can you use this model (Caframo Ecofan CA 806 Heat Powered Fan) with a wood burning stove?
By Brennan W. on January 25, 2016
Answer:The Caframo 806 fan can not be used with a wood burning stove. It is meant only for gas and pellet stoves.
By Rick from McKeesport, PA on January 17, 2017
Will this work for a gas fireplace with a mantle made of wood?
By Brennan W. on January 17, 2017
Answer:Neither this nor our other ecofans will work with a gas fireplace.
By Nancy from Darien, CT on January 28, 2015
I would like an Ecofan that works on wood stoves, pellet stoves, and gas stoves alike. Is there such a thing? What are the differences between them?
By eFireplaceStore on January 29, 2015
Answer:Ecofans are generally divided in design, due to the different temperature ranges between the three types of appliances. The gas and pellet fan is designed to move more air at the lower temperatures than a gas and pellet stove produces, but the more sensitive thermal generator would be damaged by the heat produced from a wood stove. A wood stove fan will perform poorly at the lower temperature range of a pellet or gas stove, but does excellent at the higher temperatures produced by a wood stove.
By Pete from Alden, NY on November 28, 2014
Just checked the temperature on my gas stove and it is 340 degrees running on high with no fans. Would this 806 model melt or not work? Is there a fan that would work well with these settings?
By Tyler M. on November 28, 2014
Due to the fact that the operational range for this fan is surface temperatures between 150 and 300 degrees, yours may indeed be a bit too hot and, in the long term, can cause damage to the fan. However, the Caframo Ecofan UltraAir 810 Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan
has a range from 150 to 650 degrees, so, despite it being listed as a "wood stove" fan, that would be ideal for your application.
By Mark Haas from Louisburg, KS on December 15, 2016
I ordered this, but I have a wood stove. Did I make a mistake?
By Will M. on December 15, 2016
Answer:While not ideal, this fan operates with 167-392 degree surface temperatures common to a gas or pellet stove and could work, depending on the surface temperature of your stove. If too high, the fan could be damaged and any warranty will be void. I recommend testing the surface temperatures of your stove with a common stove thermometer if you are going to attempt to use this fan.
By john beall from Poulsbo, WA on December 12, 2012
What are the dimensions of the base of this unit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 12, 2012
Answer:The dimensions of the base for this model are approximately 2 1/4 inches deep by 6 1/4 inches wide.
By Jim from Racine, WI on January 28, 2017
I have a wood pellet stove. The cover on the pellet stove does not get hot. Where would I add a fan to this?
By Will M. on January 30, 2017
Answer:You may have a hopper in this location, so the Ecofan would not function.
By P3 from Alturas, CA on January 12, 2013
Can I use it on a wood burning stove?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 14, 2013
This particular fan is intended for use with gas appliances. For a wood stove, I'd recommend our 800 Series EcoFan
By Charlotte from Greenville, SC on March 4, 2014
Is this fan (or any other you carry) recommended for use with ventless natural gas logs?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 4, 2014
Answer:This particular fan is only intended for use on top of a freestanding gas or pellet stove. Any available blower option for your ventless log set will depend on the firebox inside which the burner is installed. If it is a manufactured firebox, we can check availability of a compatible blower.
By Carolyn from Trion, GA on November 2, 2014
Can this fan be used on a natural gas Infra-Ray heater?
By Kevin E. on November 3, 2014
Answer:This fan does operate on the lowest temp ranges of all the Ecofans. But, it does still require a surface temp of at least 150° before it will operate. Actually, the operational range for this fan is surface temps between 150° and 300°. IF the surface of your heater reaches these temps, then this unit should work for you.
By Paul from New York on November 22, 2016
The hopper on my pellet stove is on top and is never hot to the touch. How would this fan work?
By David from CO on October 24, 2015
I am looking for a Kinetic fan for my 30 plus year old Jotul stove. Would this Caframo Ecofan CA 806 heat powered fan for gas and pellet stoves?
By Will M. on October 26, 2015
Answer:If this is a freestanding gas stove and the stove surface temperature is between 167-392 degrees, the product in question will be a suitable fan.
By Chaz from Bellingham, WA on January 10, 2016
Will I need to know/measure the top surface temperature of my gas stove in order to set up the Caframo CA 806 Ecofan?
By Will M. on January 11, 2016
Answer:While you could most certainly use an infrared thermometer to ensure 167-392 degree surface temperatures for the fan to work, most all direct vent, vent free and b-vent gas stoves will have surface temperatures within this range and this will likely not be necessary.
By Michael Demars from Vermont on December 30, 2012
My fan is not starting on its own anymore. What to do now? It's only a year old.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 31, 2012
Answer:Depending on the amount of dust in the air, the fan motor can become clogged and will require cleaning. To inspect the motor, you will need to use an Allen key to remove the set screw in the fan hub. The fan blade assembly can then be removed.
Inspect the motor for debris and dust, and use a can of compressed air to clean out the motor housing. Lastly, lay the fan on its back and apply a couple of drops of machine oil to the motor shaft, near its penetration to the motor housing. Reassemble and test the fan. If this does not solve the issue, it is likely the motor is simply defective.
By Darlene Outland from Ypsilanti, MI on December 13, 2016
How hot does you gas stove have to be on top for this to work?
By Will M. on December 13, 2016
Answer:In order for the ran to correctly operate, surface temperatures of 167-392 are required.
By Miles from Indiana on January 8, 2013
How much better is the three blade fan compared to a two blade fan?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 8, 2013
Answer:The three bladed fan will have roughly the same air movement as the two bladed version that is for wood stoves. Because gas stoves have a lower surface temperature, the gas stove version uses three blades to generate the CFM of the wood stove model.
By Norm from PA on November 12, 2013
I have a soapstone stove. Which fan would you recommend?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 12, 2013
For your application, I recommend using the Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan
. The surface temperature of a soapstone stove is high enough that the GS806 fan can be damaged, but not high enough that the 810 will move as much air as the 812 model can.