By Jeanne from Boston, MA on January 22, 2014
Does this work for a fireplace insert wood stove? Is there a particular model that works best?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 23, 2014
This model can indeed be used with an insert. Even though the inserts typically only have a narrow lip to place the fan upon, temperatures are more than high enough for the fan to function properly. Either this model or the higher output Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan
could work for your needs.
By Julie from New York on January 14, 2014
Can this fan be used in the fireplace or is there another one that you would recommend?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 14, 2014
Answer:This fan is designed for use upon a wood stove or wood insert. Blowers are available for some manufactured fireplaces, as long as they have the provisions to house them. Is your fireplace a masonry or manufactured (metal) version? If metal, does the face of the unit have louvers above and below the opening? Please advise at your convenience.
By Greg Jones from Villa Rica, Georgia on November 6, 2016
I have a kerosene heater with two convection vents on top. They are warm enough to heat a pot of water to almost boiling. There is also ample room on top of the stove to place the stove fan, I think. Would this or any of your stove fans work with this application?
By Sandy Carney from WI on December 28, 2016
I don't have a wood burning stove, but I do have a propane stove. Would this item work on that?
By Will M. on December 29, 2016
By Matt from Derby, KS on November 14, 2015
Will this Caframo EcoFan UltraAir 810 heat powered wood stove fan work with a normal wood burning fireplace? Can I sit it in front of the fireplace?
By eFireplaceStore on November 16, 2015
Answer:Unfortunately, no. This fan requires direct contact with the hot surface of a wood burning appliance in order for there to be enough temperature differential for the electric thermal pad to generate current to power the motor. As such, it will only work for a wood burning insert or wood stove.
By Tim from Twining, MI on April 9, 2016
We have an EP122 Timberwolf insert. Does this Caframo fan bolt down and where do you put it?
By eFireplaceStore on April 11, 2016
Answer:This fan could be used with this insert, but only in an installation with the insert adjusted to have more prominence into the room, rather than being fully recessed into the fireplace opening. The fan could then sit upon the flat top of the insert that is exposed in front of the flashing.
By James from Connecticut on December 7, 2013
Where do you install this item? Does it go down the stove pipe or somewhere else? I have an Avalon wood stove model 990 and was wondering if it would be suitable for me.
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on December 9, 2013
Answer:This fan is installed on top of your wood stove and blows out heated air into the room. This is a good choice for any freestanding wood stove.
By Mary from Fallon, NV on December 6, 2016
I am interested in an above fans for our fireplace. This is the one we prefer, but according to your directions it can't be placed on our stove. I've attached a picture of our wood stove.
By Will M. on December 6, 2016
Answer:Unfortunately, Ecofans should not be placed directly in front of the stovepipe on the stove's top surface.
By Roy from Portland, OR on October 13, 2015
I have significant heat build-up on a wood mantle surface above my zero clearance wood stove. Would this Caframo Ecofan UltraAir 810 heat powered wood stove fan reduce that by blowing more of the hot air further out?
By Will M. on October 13, 2015
Answer:A fan would not correct this issue and the mantel will need to be raised per the mantel clearance information provided in the installation instructions for your stove.
By Marcy from Vermont on October 24, 2013
Can I use this fan on a wood pellet stove?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 24, 2013
Answer:This product has a fairly wide operating temperature range of 150 to 650 degrees. As such, it can indeed be used on a pellet stove, as long as the top surface of the chassis achieves the minimum 150 degree temperature. Depending on the size and design of the stove, this may or may not be the case.
By Brian from Zanesville, Ohio on December 16, 2016
Where is the serial number located on a 810CA?
By eFireplaceStore on December 16, 2016
Answer:The serial number should be located on a sticker beneath either the base of the fan or under the top of the housing, directly opposite the handle.
By Kurt buech from Tennessee on December 27, 2012
I have a wood stove with a blower and it makes a lot of noise, and I wanted to know how good these worked.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 27, 2012
Answer:When serviced at regular intervals, the Ecofans do a very good job of moving a high volume of air while operating very quietly. It is important to use the correct type of fan for the normal operating temperature of your stove. Overheating the fan can cause premature damage to the motor.
By Rik from Detroit on January 4, 2013
Does the Eco fan come with a unlimited life time warranty?
By Chris on January 4, 2013
Answer:Caframo offers a 1 year warranty on their Ecofans.
By teresa from Seattle, WA on October 11, 2012
What is the difference between this fan and the Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 12, 2012
Answer:Due to the larger surface area utilized in the 812's design, the AirMax is able to begin operation at lower stove temperatures than the 800 model. Also, the 812 will offer greater air volume than the 800 model at equivalent stove temperatures.
By Ingrid from WA on August 5, 2013
What is the height of this product?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 6, 2013
Answer:This item is 9 inches in height.
By Robert from Bolton, MS on February 3, 2014
Can these fans be used in wood fireplaces? If so, how are they installed?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on February 3, 2014
Answer:These fans are only suitable for use on top of a freestanding wood stove. It uses the heat generated by the body of the stove to power the motor. It would be simply placed on top of the stove as shown in the video and select photos under the main item picture on this page.
By Dianna from Salt Lake City, Utah on October 12, 2012
Does this fan work on a gas fireplace insert that gets above 300 percent?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 12, 2012
Answer:This fan is only for use with freestanding wood stoves or gas stoves. If you have a zero-clearance gas fireplace or a gas insert, it will not be suitable for you.
By Gage from Yarmouth, ME on November 29, 2012
I understand these fans come in two sizes. Is this one the small or the large?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 29, 2012
By Drew from MT on December 4, 2014
What are my best options of heat powered fans for older wood stoves?
By eFireplaceStore on December 5, 2014
By Lenore from Asheville, NC on December 24, 2016
Can I get nickel replacement blades for my Ecofan, and what is the cost?
By Will M. on December 26, 2016
Answer:Unfortunately, we do not offer replacement blades for the Ecofans we offer. For this, I recommend contacting Caframo directly at 1-800-CAFRAMO.
By Chaz on December 26, 2016
Answer:We do not sell the replacement blades for Caframo Ecofans. Sometimes, Caframo(manufacturer) sells replacement parts to customers, depending on the model. Feel free to contact them at 519-534-1080
By Jenny from VA on January 22, 2016
Will this Caframo fan work on a propane stove?
By eFireplaceStore on January 25, 2016
By Carla from Acton, ME on November 11, 2014
I have a wood cook stove and I need a fan. What size fan would be the best for me?
By eFireplaceStore on November 11, 2014
By Nancy from Minerva, NY on January 4, 2015
We accidentally knocked the fan over and, although it still works, now it makes a noise when it is running. Is there anything that we can do to correct this?
By eFireplaceStore on January 5, 2015
Answer:Unfortunately, no. The blades are very precisely balanced and any bend will result in a vibration that causes the motor to rock within its housing while the fan is running, causing a sort of hammering noise. The blade assembly would need to be replaced.
By Bill from St. Cloud, MN on September 7, 2014
How do you determine which size is best? We have a bi-level home with the stove in the lower level and an open stair case to the upper level.
By eFireplaceStore on September 8, 2014
Generally, the model 810 is intended to increase circulation within a single large room. It does not have the CFM capacity to warm adjacent spaces. You will be better suited to use the Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan
. This unit has the increased air capacity to assist with convection to other rooms.
By Latisha from Oregon on December 3, 2013
Is there much difference in the 810 & 812 heat powered stove blowers? I can't decide on which one to purchase. We have a small stove.
By Chris on December 3, 2013
Answer:The primary difference between the 812 and the 810 is 45 CFM. The 812 is more popular as it is only slightly more expensive with a greater CFM.
By Beth Tieszen from Carnation, WA on December 13, 2016
What is the difference I can expect with the 3 blade options? Black, gold or nickel?
By Will M. on December 13, 2016
Answer:These are simply different finishes offered for the blades. The color chosen will have no effect on the fans performance.
By Jodie from Wyoming on September 26, 2013
We have an Ashely Wood Circulator Stove that is an older model, but looks similar to the black one on this site. Would this fan work with this unit since it has a vented cover on the top of the stove? We read the reviews and think this would work well in our house.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 27, 2013
Answer:Your circulator will indeed achieve a high enough temperature for this fan to be used. It should be an excellent addition to your stove to circulate room air.
By Julie from Sixes, Oregon on February 15, 2014
Are these the same as the models that generate electricity from the heat exchange to turn the fan?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 17, 2014
Answer:These fan do indeed use the heat of the stove to generate power for a small DC motor. Full air flow capacity is usually reached by the time the fan temperature is 225 degrees.
By Jim from Johnsonburg, PA on December 16, 2014
Can any of these fans be set in front of an open wood fireplace and work?
By eFireplaceStore on December 16, 2014
Answer:Unfortunately, no. In order for the fans to work, they must be in contact with metal that is hot enough to conduct the heat necessary to the fan body. The hot fan body creates a sharp temperature difference with the cooler part of the upper fan body, creating the electricity needed to run the fan motor. Warm air from the fireplace will not be sufficient to initiate the effect.
By Gary from Parker, CO on January 9, 2017
The external temperature of my Quadrafire 5300 step woodburning stove can get upwards of 750 degrees. Do you offer an Ecofan, or similar, that is designed for temps greater than 650 degrees?
By Will M. on January 10, 2017
Answer:If this is the top surface temperature right next to the flue connection, any Ecofan we offer would fail, voiding the warranty. I recommend contacting the manufacturer to locate the listed blower for this model as we will not be able to offer any Quadrafire parts.
By Wilson Roberts from Greenfield, MA on November 2, 2016
Can this be used for a direct vent gas stove?
By Francis Wiley from Madison, NJ on December 8, 2016
Does it work with fireplaces?
By Brennan W. on December 9, 2016
Answer:Our Ecofans do not work with fireplaces.
By Mike from Stockton, UT on January 5, 2015
I have a Wood/Coal burning stove but I use coal mostly. Can I still use one of these fans?
By Tyler M. on January 6, 2015
For a coal stove, we would recommend the Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan
. As long as the top of your stove does not exceed the 650 degree maximum that is listed for that fan, that model can most certainly be used. Regularly exceeding the 650 degree limit can damage the thermal generator used with the fan.
By Larry from Beaufort, SC on January 24, 2016
I own a U.S. Stove Country Hearth Woodburning Stove - 2500 and it is installed in the corner of my living room. Stove dimensions: 27" Wide x 28 5/8" High x 25" Deep. It has a fan on the back and I have ceiling fans in every room except the kitchen.
The living room is the only real warm room in the house with right next to it, as is expected, the hotest and the rest of the mobile home is cold. It is not as cold as it is without it or as cold as it was with the fireplace that this stove replaced.
If I were to put a Caframo fan on this, would it help distribute the heat better than the ceiling fan and the fan on the back of the stove? If so, would 2 fans on top be better yet?
By Brennan W. on January 25, 2016
Answer:Adding a fan to the top could indeed help push the heat outward instead of going straight up to the ceiling. Provided you have enough room on top of the stove, two fans pointed in opposite directions could provide even better heat distribution.
By Joe from Waltham, MA on July 22, 2014
Can you use this item with a wood stove fireplace insert? Where would you place it?
By Chris C. on July 22, 2014
Answer:The Ecofan can be used with a fireplace insert if there is a ledge atop the insert allowing a place for the fan to sit. In addition to the ledge, cooler air would need to be able to get behind the fan allowing it to operate properly.
By Emma from Warren Co., NJ on July 22, 2014
Answer:Joe - I wouldn't think so. It needs to sit on top, in contact with the hot stove surface, in order to drive the fan.
By Bob from Seattle on July 22, 2014
Answer:We have an older Timberline insert that extends out from the fire place by about a foot. We place it on the insert and face it out towards the room.
We like it because it is energy free and it is in a small area that benefits from any air movement.
By Heidi from Seattle on July 22, 2014
Answer:I don't know where you would place it - it may work if you put it right in front of the stove, as long as you can get it hot enough to get the fan moving.
By roger from northwest iowa on July 22, 2014
Answer:set on top of insert ,blowing air out where you. it picks up dust but wipes off once a month also use the fan in my wall tent works
By Don from Watertown,NY on July 22, 2014
Answer:This is great. Hard to come by in the winter.
By Don from Watertown,NY on July 22, 2014
Answer:I put my on top of the wood stove. I just point it to where I want.
By Dan from Vermont on July 22, 2014
Answer:our wood stove is an insert in our fireplace and we set the fan on top of the wood stove, toward the front.... worked great.
By Robyn from Sierra Nevada Mtns on July 22, 2014
Answer:Yes! You can use this item on the top lip of the wood stove insert. I have two of them. The lip of mine is only about 7" so I have to set the Ecofan at an angle. I set one at one end to face one direction and the other in the other direction, and together they do a wonderful job of heating up my great room. It's a good thing, too, since the built-in fan broke this winter. The air behind the fans is cool enough, and the heat coming up from the stove is quite enough to power the fan. Depending on the size of the room you're heating, you may want to order two of these and have them face in different directions as I have. The larger Ecofan is facing the main part of the great room and has enough power to direct heat toward the upstairs. You won't regret your purchase! Just make sure you have enough width on top of the insert, that's the most important thing.
By Tom from Geneseo,illinois on July 22, 2014
Answer:No - you need a lot of heat to make the fan operate properly. Also, it needs to sit directly on top of the stove. These are made for freestanding wood stoves. Look into an electric blower.
By Bill from Massachusetts on July 22, 2014
Answer:Yes you can use the wood stove fan with a fireplace insert stove. We placed ours right on top of the stove on the flat surface top portion of the wood stove.
I would highly recommend this fan. The fan distributes the heat from the wood stove across several rooms in our house. We used much less heating oil this past winter, even though we experienced colder than normal temperatures outside. I believe the use of this ecofan is the reason for the substantial heating oil savings.
By Jim from goldendale, WA on July 22, 2014
Answer:The Ecofan needs to set on the top of the stove, in a position where it will have its base heated, but toward the back so it will draw air across the stove top. Since most inserts are placed back in the fireplace, there may not be room to place an Ecofan on top. I am not aware of any surface on these inserts where one could place the fan.
By jack from nevada on July 22, 2014
Answer:It needs to be on a hot surface yet accessible to a cooler air-source. That difference is what drives them. Mine is on my upper woodstove shelf. I don't see where there is a hot-enough surface on an insert UNLESS you stuck a hunk of metal someway to make a shelf that is hot
By Nancy from Iowa on July 22, 2014
Answer:The Ecofan needs to sit on top of the stove, positioned so that cool air will be drawn through the fan. It should not be used directly in front of the stove pipe or at the front of the stove. If your insert has an arrangement that meets those parameters, it should work. Mine sits at the back of the stove, facing the room, with about 10" of clearance behind the stove. It does a wonderful job of moving heat from the stove to all corners of the room, and cold spots are no longer a problem.
By Jane from Boston,MA on July 22, 2014
Answer:Hi Joe, as far as I know, the wood stove fan needs to be in contact with the surface of the stove, so if your insert stove does not have top surface space, it wouldn't work. The heat from the stove is what powers the fan. I hope this helps! - Jane
By Happy Camper from Portage, WI on July 22, 2014
Answer:It will not work for insert fireplace. Need a free standing fire place to set the fan on to get the conducted heat transfer to run the fan.
By Jeff from Charlottesville, Virginia on July 23, 2014
Answer:We actually also have a wood insert stove, i.e., inserted into a former fireplace. We bought it in case of power outages, so that even if the power is unavailable to the insert's electric fan, we would still be able to heat the room. The top surface of the exposed part of our fireplace insert doesn't get hot enough to run the Ecofan, unfortunately.
By Glyn from Rochester, NH on July 23, 2014
Answer:Typically an Insert Stove is fitted flush to the face of the fireplace - there are a few models which protrude, but they do not usually have a ledge at the top which is deep enough for sitting the EcoFan onto.
Eco fans work on the basis that they can draw air that is on top of the stove along with air behind the stove (if fitted into a larger fireplace) - thus it is located on one side of the stove on the top surface. I would suspect that the type of insert which you are referring to has no top surface that is accessible for locating the fan onto - and thus the airflow is not going to be possible with an EcoFan.
The image below from the EcoFan website shows the ideal location - you need access to the top of the stove (i.e. hot surface) and plenty of room around the stove to allow the air to be drawn out into the room.
EcoFans are great products, but they are for stoves. Perhaps what insert manufacturers should be doing is approaching EcoFan to develop a smaller unit that can be inserted into the side vents of an insert stove so that this self-powered unit can aid the convection current around the insert built-in ducting?
By Lenn from Connecticut on July 23, 2014
Answer:Joe it would depend on how far the stove sticks out from the fireplace. It needs to go on top of the stove to move the heat coming up from the stove. hope this helps.
By Kathy from Branson MO on July 23, 2014
Answer:We bought the Ecofan for a small wood stove in my daughter's house, and it's amazing. It did a great job of warming the living area, approximately 20'x20'. I did put it on my insert, one time just to check it out. It got enough heat to turn the fan, but we didn't leave it on there long enough to really test it. The insert sticks out from the fireplace rock about 10 inches.
By Dave from Michigan on July 23, 2014
Answer:I have an insert wood stove and I too was concerned. I purchased one to try out. The top of my insert has an angled portion in the front (I think it is a smoke lip) but I used a basic spring clamp like you get from Lowes or Home Depot to secure it to this angled lip. The fan got hot enough and worked like a charm. I then ordered a second one and placed them on the left and right front corners of the "lip" using spring clamps (with all of the rubber pieces removed of course!!) I may look for a couple of smaller machine clamps to use for a cleaner look. This makes it easy to remove for the off-season. Very pleased with the performance of these fans.
By Penny from California on October 14, 2013
What type of metal is the fan manufactured from?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 15, 2013
Answer:This fan is manufactured from cast aluminum.