25 Questions &
from Pickens, SC asked:
January 11, 2017
Would this work on a wood framed mantel over a gas log fireplace?
No, the surface temperature on which you would place the fan would have to be a minimum of 230 degrees. Your mantel should not be getting that hot.
This would not work for a gas log fireplace or on a mantel.
on January 12, 2017
from Bensalem, PA asked:
January 5, 2017
We have a wood stove installed in our fireplace with not a lot of clearance for a fan on top. Are there 'shorter' versions or could this be used under the stove? We have an electric fan installed on the bottom of the stove, but I am looking for other options.
Unfortunately, we do not carry a shorter universal fan.
on January 5, 2017
from Birmingham asked:
December 29, 2016
What do you need to operate it? Do you have to buy any fuel resource to operate it initially? Does your stove have to be on to operate it? If yes, how does it save you electric energy cost, especially if you have an electric stove. In addition, how many square feet or square meters of space can this unit warm up effectively?
This fan operates off the heat that is radiated off the stove. The heat is used to turn the blades of the fan. The fan itself does not generate it's own heat it just moves air from above the stove. This particular model moves air at a rate of 100CFM and requires the surface temp of the stove to be 200 degrees to operate. We do sell similar fans that only require 175 degrees, and other that move air at a rate of 175 CFM. What exactly are you intended applications for this fan?
on December 29, 2016
from Mount Vernon, WA asked:
December 18, 2016
Do these fans work with gas/propane stoves?
on December 19, 2016
from Milwaukee, Wisconsin asked:
December 5, 2016
I recently ordered this Caframo Ecofan. However, I noticed in the confirmation email that the fan is powered by heat. My stove is not very hot, as there is a stone top (it is warm, not hot). Will this fan still function?
In infrared or other surface thermometer should be used to verify surface temperatures reach the required range of 230 Degrees - 650 Degrees Fahrenheit .
on December 6, 2016
from Churubusco, IN asked:
November 12, 2016
Will an Empire propane vent less stove that I purchased from eFireplace last year have high enough surface temperature to operate this product?
from Spencerport, NY asked:
January 7, 2016
Will these Caframo Ecofan original 800CAXBX heat powered stove fans work if placed on top of a cast iron steam radiator?
They would indeed operate if the radiator has a flat and level surface reaching temperatures of at least 230 degree F. I would first recommend using an infrared thermometer to confirm the surface temperature to further confirm. If the temperature is lower, you may consider the Caframo Ecofan CA 806 Heat Powered Fan for Gas & Pellet Stoves
as it begins to operate at even lower temperatures.
on January 7, 2016
Yes. The speed of the fan is dependent upon the temperature of the surface upon which the unit is positioned. To obtain the maximum speed the surface temperature should be about 300 - 400 degrees (such as a wood stove) but it will operate on lower temperatures. The lower the temperature, the slower the fan.
on January 7, 2016
from Sheridan, OR
from Juliaetta, ID asked:
January 5, 2016
Would this Caframo Ecofan original 800CAXBX heat powered stove fan work on top of a propane fueled stove?
from OR asked:
January 4, 2016
Will it hurt a finger if one puts it on the blade when it is going fast?
The blades are spinning at a high enough velocity where this would be difficult to do. It is always a good rule to keep children away from a wood stove, especially when the surface of the wood stove is hot enough to turn the fan blades. If there is a concern about this, a consideration may be purchasing a Fireplace Screen Child Guard.
on January 5, 2016
from Dallas, TX asked:
January 3, 2016
Will this unit work upside down as long as it is on the hot surface per the temperatures required?
While these fans have not been tested for use upside-down, there theoretically should be no problem. As you know, these units operate by heat being transferred from the fan base up to the thermo-electric pad in the center of the fan. As long as there is direct contact between the base of the fan and the appliance and the appliance reaches operating temperature, the fan should operate.
on January 4, 2016
from Iville, IL asked:
December 16, 2015
How is this Caframo Ecofan original 800CAXBX heat powered stove fan mounted?
These are simply set on the top of a wood burning stove. There is no hardware or attachment needed in order for this Ecofan to operate.
on December 17, 2015
That's right , the heat of the stove is turned into electricity ,which then powers the fan. The hotter the stove the faster the fan spins ,pretty cool !
on December 30, 2015
from NE Pennsylvania
from Clinton, TN asked:
December 15, 2015
I bought this Caframo Ecofan original 800CAXBX heat powered stove fan to place on the hearth or the mantle of my fireplace. It is not working in either area. What do I need to do to get this fan to work with my open fireplace?
Unfortunately, the Ecofans will only work when placed atop the surface of a stove as the base must be in contact with the heated surface in order to properly operate.
on December 15, 2015
from Aberdeen, WA asked:
November 26, 2015
What is the width of the actual base of this Caframo Ecofan original 800CAXBX heat powered stove fan?
The base on this model measures 4 inches wide and 3 inches deep.
on November 27, 2015
from Carlton, WA asked:
November 25, 2015
My Caframo Ecofan suddenly developed a rattle when in operation. There is no problem with it spinning nor does it spin more slowly than before. Does this sound like something that will resolve if I replace the motor?
If there is any play when the motor is pushed in or pulled out, it will need to be replaced to stop the noise.
on November 25, 2015
from Minot, ME asked:
November 24, 2015
Can a Caframo Ecofan get too hot? I have one of these Caframo Ecofan Original 800CAXBX heat powered stove fan and it stopped working. Are there replacement parts available or do they come in only a one unit sale?
If you have the fan in question, these fans can indeed overheat if they are placed on a surface above the operating range of 230 Degrees - 650 Degrees Fahrenheit, however, we offer the replacement motors for these fans on each product page for the corresponding fan under "Popular Accessories for this Item."
on November 24, 2015
from Hudson, MA asked:
October 16, 2015
Will this Caframo Ecofan Original 800CAXBX heat powered stove fan work well on a wood burning fireplace insert?
If the surface temperature of your insert reaches 230 degrees, the fan would work, however, there may not be much room for air flow due to the lack of space on this surface. I would use an infrared thermometer to check the surface temperature first.
on October 19, 2015
from Claremont, NH asked:
October 8, 2015
Would this Caframo Ecofan original 800CAXBX heat powered stove fan work on top of a small gas fireplace?
I would first take a temperature reading from the top of the appliance where the fan would be set. If the surface reaches at least 230°F, this fan would indeed operate.
on October 8, 2015
from Lawrenceburg, IN asked:
August 18, 2015
I have a Blaze King Princess series insert. Will this Caframo Ecofan Original 800CAXBX heat powered stove fan work with this?
This product will work so long as the surface temperature on your stove is between 230 Degrees and 650 Degrees.
on August 18, 2015
from MD asked:
April 14, 2015
What are the dimensions of the base plate of this Caframo fan? Also, is there anything protruding from the back of it? How much space is recommended from the back wall surface to the back of the fan?
The base of this fan is 4" x 3". There is nothing protruding from the rear of the fan. It is advised that the fan be used towards the rear of the stove, about 6"-12" from the back wall depending on the size of the stove.
on April 14, 2015
from Kansas City, MO asked:
March 2, 2015
How is this fan installed? Are there pictures that show the fan after it is installed?
The fan is set atop a wood burning stove closer to the rear of the stove top in order to operate most efficiently. If you view the photos shown on our more popular Caframo Ecofan UltraAir 810
we have attached customer submitted photos showing the placement and operation of their fans.
on March 3, 2015
No installation of this fan necessary. One simply places the fan on its base on top of the stove toward the rear. The heat of the stove then powers the blades.
on March 3, 2015
from Columbia, SC
There is no need to install the fan. You simply set it on any flat surface of your woods stove and it begins to circulate the heat once it warms up.
on March 3, 2015
You'll want to set the fan on the back corner of the stove where it can draw cooler air from the back. I have a cabin off the grid and, since purchasing the fan, I really noticed a difference in how fast I can take the chill out of it. Hope this helps.
on March 3, 2015
from Kawkawlin, MI
One simply sets the fan on top of the stove towards the back of the stove top. There is no installation to be done. The directions tell the consumer that. I like mine because I can go to bed with it running and I don't have to worry about turning it off. When the heat cools down it just stops turning. I also appreciate that there is NO noise while the fan is running. It is completely silent!
on March 3, 2015
from Lake Tahoe, NE
The installation is simple. Remove the fan from its box and place it on the top of your wood stove. It is a great little device that is quiet and efficient. Sorry, I don't have any photos.
on March 4, 2015
from Newbury, MA
from Branford, CT asked:
February 22, 2015
We have a soapstone stove and its surface temperature is always at least 500-600 degrees. Would this fan work with our stove? Would it ever melt to the soapstone?
So long as the surface temperatures do not exceed 650 degrees, I do not see a problem with this.
on February 23, 2015
from Hillsboro, NH asked:
December 10, 2014
Will this Ecofan work on a pellet stove?
As long as the upper lid of the stove meets the 230 degree minimum temperature, the fan will work for your application. My recommendation is to check surface temperatures with a magnetic or infrared thermometer before purchasing the fan to ensure the surface will be hot enough.
on December 10, 2014
from CT asked:
December 5, 2014
If I set a couple of these Ecofans in front of the fire in my fireplace, would they work?
Unfortunately, no. The ecofans rely on the high temperature difference between the upper and lower halves of the fan. In order for the difference to be high enough, the fans must be in direct contact with the hot chassis of a stove.
on December 5, 2014
from Flagstaff, AZ asked:
November 30, 2014
How does the CFM measurement of a fan relate to the square footage of a home? For example, for a 1600 sq. ft. one level home, what would be the appropriate CFM needed?
When it comes to the Ecofan products, the higher the CFM, the better. There is not a set rule for the amount of CFM needed to circulate air throughout the entire home. There are many factors to take into a account, such as the floor plan of the home, ceiling height, materials used in construction, and air changeover. It would take a stationary, non ducted fan with an output of well over 1000 CFM to circulate the air through the entire home. As such, the Ecofans can only realistically be expected to circulate the air in the immediate area they are located.
on December 1, 2014
from Grass Valley, CA asked:
November 23, 2014
I have a large stove and wish to purchase the correct fan. What would you suggest?
This particular fan would work fine for your stove. However, the Airmax 812
is capable of producing about 2/3 more CFM than this unit.
on November 24, 2014