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    Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan

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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Caframo
    Part Numbers: 812AMKBX, 812AMXBX, 812AMBBX
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: FSD-802CA-BBX
    UPCs: 062503812054, 062503812177, 062503812047

    Features

    • For use with wood burning stoves
    • Powered by stove's heat and blows silently
    • Warm entire room more quickly at 14% lower costs
    • Ready to set up
    • Dimensions: 3.25 X 4.75 X 9.75 inches
    • Ecofan blade design is efficient for high performance, even at low temperatures
    • 175 CFM blowing capacity
    • For surface temperatures between 185 and 650 degrees
    Traditional heating and modern technology come together in this exceptional tool, which is perfect for the stove owner who wants to make the most of his low-cost heat source. This fan is easy to set up (ready to use out of the box) and operates using the heat from your stove as its power source. It uses no electricity and costs nothing to run, but is still powerful enough to move 175 cubic feet of air per minute. For those living in remote locations with unreliable electrical service, or as a security measure in the event of a power outage, this fan is the perfect solution. For energy efficient, low cost use with stoves that generate a surface temperature between 185 and 650 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Caframo Ecofan Demo - eFireplaceStore.com A brief demonstration of how Caframo Ecofan stove fans work. www.eFireplaceStore.com
    Customer Questions & Answers
    50 Questions & 71 Answers
    Richard
    from Banning ca asked:
    March 12, 2018
    I have a Regency medium size airtight wood burning stove. Would this unit work well with it?
    1 Answer
    This Ecofan will work with any freestanding wood stove, so long as there is adequate space next to the vertical flue connection on the stove.
    Will M.
    on March 13, 2018

    Rich
    from Jamestown, CO asked:
    March 10, 2018
    Is there a electric motor that turns the blades?
    1 Answer
    All of the Caframo fans rely on heat from the stove top to trigger the motor.
    Kelsey C.
    on March 12, 2018

    darold
    from bismarck nd asked:
    January 30, 2018
    does it just sit on the top of your stove? Would be nice to see a picture of it on a stove..
    1 Answer
    On the product page for the item in question, there are several customer-submitted thumbnail images just below the main product photo which show the fan sitting on top the stove.
    Will M.
    on January 31, 2018

    Doug
    from Excelsior, Minnesota asked:
    January 17, 2018
    I have a Jotul #4Combi-Fire situated on one end of my finished basement near a stairwell leading upstairs. The heat from the stove rises to the upstairs level, but does not disperse very well to the outer reaches of the upstairs rooms. Would the 812 Ecofan, especially if pointed at the stairwell, move the upstairs warm air around better?
    1 Answer
    It would indeed aid in moving the heat upward if you point it at the stairwell.
    eFireplaceStore.com
    on January 17, 2018

    Colleen
    from Indianapolis asked:
    January 6, 2018
    So the base of this fan is what generates the power? I couldn't set it on my hearth in front of the fire?
    1 Answer
    Hi Colleen, It is true that the base of this fan absorbs heat from your hearth appliance. That heat is transferred up the fan body to a thermoelectric pad in the middle of the fan where the thermal energy is converted to electric energy. Since the fan absorbs all it's necessary heat through it's base, setting the fan on the hearth in front of your fireplace would likely not work. There simply would not be enough reliable heat on the hearth for the fan to operate correctly.
    Kevin E.
    on January 23, 2018

    Gary F
    from Mass asked:
    December 30, 2017
    Will this work with a pellet stove
    1 Answer
    While it may work, so long as the surface temperatures of your pellet stove are in range, the Caframo Ecofan CA 806 Heat Powered Fan for Gas & Pellet Stoves is designed to work with pellet stoves and would be a much better option.
    Will M.
    on January 2, 2018

    Phyllis
    from Lancaster OH asked:
    December 29, 2017
    Can you use this for a fireplace ?
    1 Answer
    Since these fans must rest on the flat, heated top surface of a wood, pellet or gas stove, you would not be able to use an Ecofan.
    Will M.
    on January 2, 2018

    Doug F
    from Rushville, OH. asked:
    December 13, 2017
    Will this item work with a Hearthstone stove fueled by propane?
    1 Answer
    It will work as long as the surface temp is at least 185 degrees.
    Owen
    on December 13, 2017

    Derek
    from NJ asked:
    November 2, 2017
    What is the base size on the 810 and 812 (thank you in advance)?
    1 Answer
    These both have a base of 5" x 3".
    Brennan W.
    on November 2, 2017

    Karen
    from CA asked:
    September 5, 2017
    What's the difference between the 810 and the 812?
    1 Answer
    The 810 is a 125 CFM fan that requires a surface temperature of 212 degrees to 650 degrees to operate. The 812 is a 175 CFM fan that operates at temperatures between 185 and 650 degrees.
    Owen
    on September 6, 2017

    Ken
    from Auburn, CA asked:
    April 16, 2017
    Will this work on a Duluth gas stove?
    1 Answer
    This fan will work on any surface that reaches at least 185 degrees.
    Owen
    on April 17, 2017

    Galen
    from Evanston, IL asked:
    March 3, 2017
    I'm wondering if this would work on top of a radiator in our kitchen. I'm not sure how hot it gets, but it's probably at the lower end of the range indicated for this fan.
    1 Answer
    This would not work on a radiator.
    Brennan W.
    on March 3, 2017

    Donna King
    from New York asked:
    January 31, 2017
    Will this fan work with a Hartman pellet stove?
    1 Answer
    We would need the exact model number as many pellet stoves feature a hopper just below the top surface, so the surface temperatures would not be sufficient enough to turn the fan blades.
    Will M.
    on January 31, 2017

    M-Rock
    from Pennsylvania asked:
    January 6, 2017
    Do I need to have this fan in place when the fire is started, or can I place it on an already hot wood stove? Will it be damaged if I place it on a stove that has been burning at a consistent 500 degree for days?
    3 Answers
    That would not be a problem at all.
    Brennan W.
    on January 6, 2017
    I just bought one and put it on a stove that had been burning, and it worked fine. My stove was not 500 degrees but it should work. The blade did not turn immediately, only after the base heated to run the thermoelectric motor.
    Phil
    on January 14, 2017
    from Yankton, SD
    I've had mine for over a year and it has been up to 700 degrees and is still working fine. It probably sits at a constant 550-600 all the time when the stove is running hot.
    Marty
    on January 22, 2017
    from Horseheads, NY

    Patty Cakes
    from Washington asked:
    December 30, 2016
    How does the fan actually turn?
    1 Answer
    Ecofans use thermoelectric technology to convert a temperature difference into electricity. At the center of an Ecofan is a unique thermoelectric module. The patented Ecofan design creates a hot side and a cold side on the module and when this happens, a principle called the 8220;Seebeck Effect 8220; causes electrons to flow within the module and electricity is generated to operate the fan.
    Owen
    on December 30, 2016

    Brendon Placido
    from Hartford, CT asked:
    December 26, 2016
    I have a wood stove in the basement that I use to heat the upstairs, through the stairwell, that is on the opposite side of the basement from the stove. My basement usually gets to 80 + degrees with the upstairs only reaching the mid 60's, would this fan help circulate the air through the stairwell (the stairwell is 12 feet from the stove)?
    1 Answer
    Yes it would help. Any fan you use would help. The best feature of this type of fan is that it does not require electricity to operate.
    Owen
    on December 26, 2016

    Kevin
    from Boonsboro, MD asked:
    December 16, 2016
    Can this unit be used on a pellet stove, or do you recommend the 806? My stove top stays around 200-225 degrees when running.
    1 Answer
    For a pellet stove, we would indeed recommend the 806 Ecofan.
    Brennan W.
    on December 16, 2016

    Nate
    from Albuquerque, NM asked:
    November 30, 2016
    Is there any way to attach this to the side of the stove. I have a pellet stove and the top doesn't get hot, of course, because that is where the pellets sit. The side of the burner box seems to have a ton of heat that could be utilized.
    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, there is not. We do, however, have a fan that is meant for lower heat stoves like gas and pellet stoves, which can be found here.
    Brennan W.
    on November 30, 2016

    Chuck Kirby
    from Murfreesboro, TN asked:
    November 29, 2016
    I purchased a direct vent propane insert a year ago for an outdoor screened in porch. Will the Caframo Ecofan work, if placed near the front of the fireplace to distribute heat (or is there something else that maybe purchased)?
    1 Answer
    The Ecofans will only work when placed atop the flat surface of a freestanding stove. For example, the fan in questions will only work when placed on a surface with temperatures between 185 and 650 degrees.
    Will M.
    on November 29, 2016

    Donald H Capelle
    from New York asked:
    November 13, 2016
    Will this fan work on pellet stoves? THe top gets hot, but not like a wood stove.
    1 Answer
    For gas and pellet burning applications, I recommend using the Caframo Ecofan CA 806 Heat Powered Fan for Gas & Pellet Stoves as this has a much lower operational temperature.
    eFireplaceStore
    on November 14, 2016

    Stephen
    from Springfield, MO asked:
    November 1, 2016
    Will this unit work satisfactorily if placed in the front of a gas-less fireplace? See the image, please.
    1 Answer
    No. This fan is meant to be set upon a stove and would need a surface temperature of at least 150 degrees to move the blades.
    Kelsey C.
    on November 1, 2016

    Oleg
    from Winnipeg, MB asked:
    October 11, 2016
    I'm very interested in your Ecofans, but I'm not sure which is appropriate for my fireplace (most talk about being for a stove). I moved into a new home with a gas fireplace seemingly retrofitted to the former location of the wood burning fireplace. I lose basically all the heat it generates up the chimney and would like to install a fan. They didn't wire an outlet to the fireplace, but I do have access to the top and bottom louvered "doors." Which fan would you recommend for this application? Should I choose whatever fits or something specific? Thank you.
    1 Answer
    While our Ecofans only work on free standing units such as stoves, a fireplace blower is an alternative.
    Brennan W.
    on October 12, 2016

    Lee
    from Lodi, NY asked:
    March 21, 2016
    Will this Caframo Ecofan work in conjunction with a coal stove? If not, is there a model that will?
    1 Answer
    This particular Caframo fan has an operating temperature between 185 and 650 degrees. If the surface of your insert heats up to within this range, then yes, this fan would work for you.
    Will M.
    on March 21, 2016

    Howard
    from Rochester, NY asked:
    March 2, 2016
    I have a older GoldMarc wood burning insert that extends 10 inches from the wall. It gets very hot on top. is this enough surface space to use this Caframo Ecofan Airmax 812 heat powered wood stove fan?
    1 Answer
    That should indeed be enough room for an Ecofan.
    Brennan W.
    on March 2, 2016

    Wayne
    from Ossipee, NH asked:
    January 9, 2016
    How do you clean this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan?
    1 Answer
    The fan body itself is an aluminum finish and can be wiped down with a damp cotton rag. The set screw should be loosened and the fan blade removed from the motor before cleaning, as to prevent bending the blades. The fan motor can be lubricated with a couple drops of a good machine oil, such as 3-IN-ONE.
    eFireplaceStore
    on January 11, 2016

    John
    from MT asked:
    January 8, 2016
    We have a wood burning fireplace insert (Avalon brand) that does not protrude much from the fireplace front face. Is there a particular model of Ecofan that would be likely to work with our heat source?
    1 Answer
    The Ecofans are not recommended for wood inserts. While the blades may turn due to the thermoelectric heat produced by the hot surface of the insert, the lack of space on the insert will not provide enough airflow for the fan to circulate heated air.
    Will M.
    on January 8, 2016

    Chaz
    from Bellingham, WA asked:
    January 7, 2016
    I have a natural gas powered heating stove, why must I use a Caframo Ecofan that is specifically made for it as opposed to one that is made for a wood burning unit?
    1 Answer
    The fan is designed for the blades to turn at the lower temperatures produced by gas stoves. Using an Ecofan designed for wood stoves would not yield the same efficiency.
    Will M.
    on January 8, 2016

    Sheryl
    from NH asked:
    January 6, 2016
    How well will this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan do in an open concept home? It is not only open on the first floor but is open to the second floor as well.
    1 Answer
    The Ecofan will only push heat from the hot surface of a wood stove throughout a room and will not provide any amount of measurable added heat to the entire home. These fans work very well to induce a flow of convection, better distributing heat further away from the fan and delivering the cooler air back to the stove to be heated. They typically make about a 4-5 degree difference in the space a wood stove is effectively heating.
    Will M.
    on January 6, 2016

    Tim
    from Shelton, WA asked:
    January 6, 2016
    I bet my stove gets hotter than your 650 degree temperature. What happens if the stove temperature climbs over this max temperature that these Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fans are set to handle?
    1 Answer
    Exceeding the 650 degree maximum temperature can cause damage to the motor or the thermal generator.
    Brennan W.
    on January 6, 2016

    Reiner
    from Tallahassee, FL asked:
    January 2, 2016
    The description specifically states WOOD fireplace. Does this mean that this unit isn't suitable for a gas fired fireplace?
    1 Answer
    If you have a gas stove and the surface temperatures are between 185 and 650 degrees, the blades will turn. However, maximum performance would be provided by the Caframo Ecofan CA 806 Heat Powered Fan for Gas & Pellet Stoves as this is designed to work with the lower surface temperatures produced by gas stoves.
    Will M.
    on January 4, 2016

    Marie
    from Bean Station, TN asked:
    December 15, 2015
    Does this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan come with a warranty?
    1 Answer
    These Caframo Ecofans do indeed come standard with a 1 year warranty from Caframo.
    Chris C.
    on December 15, 2015

    Dan
    from MD asked:
    November 30, 2015
    I have a wood burning fireplace insert that protrudes about 10 inches out from the brick face of the fireplace. The cast metal that protrudes gets plenty hot, enough to boil water in my kettle. Would this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan work in this application?
    1 Answer
    If the surface temperature is between 185 and 650 degrees, the fan will work. Please note that it will not be as effective as it would be when placed on a wood stove next to the stovepipe as is intended. There will not be as much heated airflow for the fan to provide as much of an impact in this configuration, but the blades will turn and it will move heated air. Many of our customers have reported that the fan works just fine in scenarios similar to yours, but this is not a manufacturer's recommendation.
    Will M.
    on December 1, 2015

    Mary
    from Weld, ME asked:
    November 29, 2015
    Our wood stove has an electric powered fan attached to it. Can we use your Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan to blow the air in a different direction than the electric one which only blows forward?
    1 Answer
    This fan can indeed be directed in any orientation you wish to push air into a different part of the room or home.
    eFireplaceStore
    on November 30, 2015

    Vicki
    from Klamath River, CA asked:
    November 28, 2015
    I am assuming this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan will work with a kerosene stove just as well. Am I correct?
    1 Answer
    It will indeed. The surface temperature is the most important aspect for operation. As long as the surface falls in the range listed, the fan will operate as designed.
    eFireplaceStore
    on November 30, 2015

    Rob
    from ID asked:
    November 16, 2015
    I have a wood burning stove in an 800 square foot work shop. Would I benefit from purchasing this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan?
    1 Answer
    These fans work very well to induce a flow of convection, better distributing heat further away from the fan and delivering the cooler air back to the stove to be heated. You may very well benefit from the fan, as they typically make about a 4-5 degree difference.
    Will M.
    on November 17, 2015

    Patricia
    from Pendleton, OR asked:
    November 15, 2015
    Is this Caframo EcoFan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan the same as the, model 812CA-XBX black? My friend has one and I wanted to order the same one she has and this is what was on the box that she gave me.
    1 Answer
    The product in question would be the correct product.
    Will M.
    on November 16, 2015

    Janice
    from Los Alamos, NM asked:
    November 11, 2015
    What is the warranty of this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan?
    1 Answer
    This product has a 1 year warranty and the specifics can be viewed here.
    Will M.
    on November 12, 2015

    Mark
    from Boise, ID asked:
    November 8, 2015
    How long does the motor of this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan usually last?
    1 Answer
    The manufacturer warranties the fans for one year, but the motor may last several years with proper cleaning.
    Will M.
    on November 9, 2015

    John
    from Southbridge, MA asked:
    October 20, 2015
    Does this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan come with the manufacturers warranty?
    1 Answer
    Caframo offers a 1 year warranty on their Ecofan models.
    Chris C.
    on October 21, 2015

    Barbara
    from Lake Arrowhead, CA asked:
    October 15, 2015
    Will this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan work with a wood burning fireplace?
    1 Answer
    This Ecofan requires a heated surface between 185 and 650 degrees to operate. It is recommended to place this fan near the stovepipe on a wood stove, where temperatures will be in this range. As a wood fireplace would not have this surface, there would be no way for the fan to operate.
    Will M.
    on October 15, 2015

    Dawn
    from Long Island, NY asked:
    October 15, 2015
    Can this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered wood stove fan be used on a woodstove insert?
    1 Answer
    The Ecofan can indeed be used atop of a wood burning insert with a flat ledge for the fan to sit on.
    Chris C.
    on October 15, 2015

    Randy
    from Newport, RI asked:
    August 11, 2015
    At what temperatures can I use this Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812 heat powered stove fan safely?
    1 Answer
    This fan is designed to operate between 185 and 650 degrees. Because of the sensitivity of the thermal generator, the 650 degree threshold should not be exceeded. Doing so will damage the generator and the electric motor.
    eFireplaceStore
    on August 11, 2015

    Shirley
    from Whidbey Island, WA asked:
    March 4, 2015
    What is the best way to measure the temperature of my stove top? I have an older, Country free-standing stove.
    1 Answer
    A stove top thermometer such as our HomeSaver Magnetic Stove Thermometer is an excellent accessory to have atop any wood burning stove to ensure that the stove is not over-fired. However, an infrared thermometer that can be acquired through a hardware store is also an alternative to periodically check stove top temperatures.
    Chris C.
    on March 5, 2015

    Elijah
    from Midlothian, TX asked:
    February 26, 2015
    Can you use this Ecofan in a gas log set in a fireplace?
    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, no. The base of this fan requires direct contact with the hot metal chassis of the fireplace in order to operate properly. Rising heat from a log set will not make the fan operate on its own.
    eFireplaceStore
    on February 26, 2015

    Rose
    from Kellogg, ID asked:
    February 1, 2015
    Do these come with three blades or two?
    1 Answer
    These fans are no longer manufactured with three blades. The manufacturer switched to a two blade production to make the fans even quieter than they previously were.
    eFireplaceStore
    on February 2, 2015

    Betsy
    from Montpelier, VT asked:
    January 27, 2015
    I am debating between the 810 and 812 Ecofan for our woodstove. I want to push the heat toward the opposite end of a 20' room which is 11' wide. There are 2 ceiling registers to the upstairs above the stove. Which of the two fans would you recommend? I'm assuming that we will not feel any "breeze" coming off the larger fan.
    13 Answers
    The larger 812 fan is capable of moving more air at the greater CFM of 175. So, it would be recommended to insure you are moving the greatest amount of air possible. These units do indeed move air and push heat across the room but you will likely not feel rushing air from the unit.
    Kevin E.
    on January 27, 2015
    I would suggest you get the Eco fan 812, it will not push the air the entire 20 feet of your room but it will most likely move it far enough to get to your registers. The only way I know to get more of a blower effect from your stove is to go electric.
    Jean
    on January 27, 2015
    from Essex, NY
    My father has the smaller fan and I bought the larger fan. I definitely notice a difference in the larger fan. If your going to purchase an ecofan i would go with the larger one. You will not be disappointed!
    Tyler
    on January 27, 2015
    from MD
    I would go with the larger 812 model because these fans don't push as hard as you would think. Unless you are right in front of it, you won't feel a breeze. They are also temperature sensitive, so the hotter your fireplace the faster the fan will run and vise versa.
    Ric
    on January 27, 2015
    from CA
    I am sorry that I cannot answer your question very well. We tried the 812, however we had to return it because it was not circulating the air very well at all. It seems that our stove surface stays at about 180 degrees, which must be too low to allow the fan to do its job well. My advice, make sure the surface temp of your stove is hotter than 180. Maybe they can tell you what the optimum temp should be.
    Cathy
    on January 27, 2015
    from OR
    You won't feel anything that registers as a breeze. It feels like light air movement at about 1-5 feet away. I sit about 8' in front of my 812 and I don't feel any "breeze". Mostly, it will even out the heat in your room. It's made a huge difference in my entire house. I have a thermostat that ran a base board about 27' in front of mine. It ran constantly in the winter but since I got the fan it doesn't ever run, unless the fire burns down. I would get the big one as the heat sink on top and the Peltier are heavier duty. That alone would justify it for me!
    Jay
    on January 27, 2015
    from ID
    We have a 13' x 26' room with a wood stove and chose the 812 Ecofan. We were attempting to move the heat through the home as well as the room. We do not feel any "breeze" coming off this larger fan. It has worked perfectly for moving the heat through the room. We also feel a difference in the outer rooms of the home.
    Allawna
    on January 27, 2015
    from CA
    We are using the 812. Our set up is a room 22 ft long and 15 feet wide with peaked ceilings about 15 feet high. The room is south facing with a wall of windows. We live in northern Ohio. We have an addition at the end of the 22 foot room,15' x 12', that has a pocket door that is open during the day. We are very pleased with the increased room warmth using our Ecofan and we are happy with our purchase!!
    Chuck
    on January 27, 2015
    from OH
    I only have experience with the 812. We use it for a room that is 22' x 22'. You will not feel any breeze and the fan is silent.
    Diana
    on January 27, 2015
    from AR
    I would definitely go with the 812. It has almost 30% more CFM (cubic feet per minute) then the 810 (810 is 125 CFM and 812 is 175 CFM). While you won't feel a "breeze", it does move that much more air around the space. The price is only a little more for the 812, but, the cost savings in heat far surpass that small amount in no time. You won't be disappointed.
    Loren
    on January 28, 2015
    from PA
    I bought the 812. My room is 15 x 13 and I have an adjacent bedroom. It does a good job of distributing air. I chose the 812 "just to make sure" it worked for our purposes and it has been worth it. I haven't noticed a breeze but when I'm warming up the house after an absence I always point the fan to where I'm sitting and it makes that corner of the room noticeably warmer.
    Kim
    on January 28, 2015
    from Glen Rock, PA
    Go with the bigger model 812. My room that I use the fan in is similar in size. You will not hear the fan and after about 10 feet or so you won't feel it either but it is working and I feel works very well. Good luck.
    Mike
    on January 28, 2015
    from MN
    I would say get the bigger one, the 812. They say this unit pushes about 150 and 175 cfm depending on the site you look at but I would say it is more like 100cfm when the stove is very hot. So I am glad I didn't get a smaller one. I have a 2500sq foot home and a ceiling fan in the living room were the wood stove is. So, we bought this unit mainly for if the power goes out. But it works OK and we are happy with it. But I would buy the bigger one if I were you. Hope this helps.
    Chris
    on January 28, 2015
    from VT

    Mike
    from Pottsville, PA asked:
    January 13, 2015
    Can this fan be used with an Anthracite hand fired coal fireplace insert?
    8 Answers
    This particular Caframo fan has an operating temperature between 185 and 650. If the surface of your insert heats up to within this range, then yes, this fan would work for you.
    Kevin E.
    on January 13, 2015
    I guess as long as it is going to just sit on top of the stove. The metal of the top of the stove is what heats up causing the fan to generate electricity.
    Robbie
    on January 13, 2015
    from Auburn, AL
    My Son uses one on his coal stove. Make sure to keep the surface temperature of your stove below 650 degrees.
    Bill
    on January 13, 2015
    from Romney, WY
    We use it on top of our pellet stove in our cabin and we love it. The fan, although small, pushes out the heat very well. Most of the time our furnace does not run. The fan is so quiet you'd never know it's running.
    Maria
    on January 13, 2015
    from CA
    In theory it can as long as you have a flat section large enough for this to sit freely on. I'm not familiar with the type of insert, but if it has an existing fan, these are not for you. The are meant for passively radiated stoves. These fans help circulate the air a little.
    Rick
    on January 13, 2015
    from CA
    Your unit must be able to pull cool air from behind the fan so it won't overheat. If that can he done and it can blow air across a heated surface it should work fine.
    Paul
    on January 13, 2015
    from ID
    I use the fan on a hitzer 608 stoker mainly to move some air when the stove is at idle. The stovetop is around 180 degrees and it spins at about 20% of its speed. It's rated up to 650 degrees but my stove has fans that move the air so it will never see those temps. It does not move air like an electrical fan or blower but it does move air. I have a thermometer about 40 feet away from the fan and it will raise the temperature almost 2 degrees when in use and the stove is idling. It's in an open basement that's about 2500 square feet
    DB
    on January 13, 2015
    from PA
    I am not sure if the fan will work on an insert. A couple questions need to be answered first. Is there enough surface area to put the fan on and what is the surface temp of the insert. These fans do need a source of cool air so on a conventional wood stove if you put the fan on a corner the fan can pull cooler air and push it across the stove surface. I have my fan sitting on a Vermont castings defiant and it works awesome!
    Brian
    on January 14, 2015
    from Huntington, MA

    Rick
    from NH asked:
    December 8, 2014
    I have had such good results with the Ecofan Airmax 812 on my Vermont Castings Encore stove that I want to know if I can use two Ecofans and get even better results. Would this work? Is there a diminishing return aspect or could I move 2x the air. My house is large (4200 square feet) and this stove sits in a center fireplace so I would like to move as much air as possible.
    1 Answer
    You can certainly utilize a second fan in your case. The distance between the fans is great enough that the amount of heat pulled into the base via conduction should not cause any interference of the operation of either fan.
    eFireplaceStore
    on December 9, 2014

    Barbara
    from Phoenixville, PA asked:
    December 6, 2014
    My wood stove is 3/4 inside an existing fireplace with a 6 inch clearance from the top of the stove to the opening of the fireplace. There is a 3 inch area at the front of the stove top outside of the fireplace opening. Is this space adequate to place an Ecofan?
    1 Answer
    The height of the fan would make it necessary to place the unit on the 3 inch protruding ledge. I measured a unit we have in stock to verify the 3 1/4 inch depth is accurate and the fan does indeed measure to this depth. The fan is still stable with 1/4 inch protruding over a ledge and the base would still absorb enough heat for the unit to operate properly.
    eFireplaceStore
    on December 8, 2014

    Norm
    from MD asked:
    November 21, 2014
    We have a plate steel woodstove (Known as The Boss) enclosed inside a sheet metal cabinet with ducts running from inside the sheet metal covering to the floor vents above it. We could use more air flow. How would this fan stand up to being on top of the woodstove enclosed in the sheet metal "cabinet" sitting directly on the stove's surface?
    1 Answer
    From what you have explained, I would doubt that the Caframo fans would work for you. They rely on the base to be set directly atop the stove with cool air to be pulled through the fins on the back of the fan itself. This temperature difference between the stove top, and the cooler air at the top of the unit is what allows the fan to operate. Placing the unit atop a hot surface surrounded by hot air will not allow the fan to operate as it should.
    Chris C.
    on November 21, 2014

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    By Curtis Finney from United States on December 10, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    A Great Conversation Piece That Also Does the Job!
    I was a little worried this fan would not do what was promised but am pleasantly surprised with it. It is a great conversation piece as many of my friends who own stoves saw it and 2-3 have ordered their own. I believe the design itself draws attention and they are surprised to hear it does not require electricity to run. Although it does not move air like a plug-in fan would, the air movement is enough that within a few hours our bedroom which is down the hall and through a door (and always cold) was warmer and stayed warm as long as the fire was going. As long as there is a fire in the stove the fan continues to move warm air.
    ProsElectric free-no wire or plug to worry about melting. As fire dwindles the fan slows. Unlike a plug-in that runs even when the firebox has cooled. Quiet Industrial design that is cool to look at.
    ConsNone
    By Kevin from MA on May 2, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Best performance
    Keeps the house warmer with less wood usage.
    By John from MA on May 1, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Awesome
    Finially, a product that does EXACTLY as advertised
    ProsJust put it on the woodstove, & relax. no tools no problems
    Consnone
    By RICHARD from HIGH ELEVATION. VERNON, AZ. on February 15, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    AIRMAX
    WORKS GREAT. SAVES MONEY.
    ProsGREAT PRICE. MOVES THE HEAT AROUND.
    ConsNONE
    By Bruce from Napa, CA on February 14, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    👍
    Changeable weather pattern here in N. California. Right when the fan arrived we zoomed into very warm weather so have only needed to fire up the woodstove a couple of nights - maybe not enough of a test drive! But it does appear to be warmer upstairs. We live in a 2 story open plan Octagon with a lot of air mass to heat - seems to be doing the job needed.
    By Julie from Ca on February 7, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Works great!
    My house is drafty and I had been discouraged that the heat from the wood burning stove just stayed in the corner of the room. Some friends told me of the fan they had seen while on a mountain vacation that sat on top of the stove. I ordered the version that required less heat to activate. It arrived promptly and lived up to the description, fanning the heat away from the stove and heating the whole lower part of the house. I do notice that the fan doesn't always get started on its own ,but I give it a spin and off it goes.
    By cj from Northern Wisconsin on January 29, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Really cool product
    Everything as advertised works right out of the box!
    ProsNo wires etc. works as advertised
    By Percy from NC on January 27, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Wood stove fan
    Works really well
    By Cindy from Canton, NC on January 26, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Caframo Ecofan
    We are very pleased with the fan’s performance. Our living room ceiling is about 22 feet high and most of the heat would go straight up. The fan has made the temperature better as it pushes warm air out into the room instead of allowing all of the heat to escape upward.
    By Adolf from Long Island NY on January 24, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    caframo ecofan airmax 812
    *works great max air flow the hotter the stove the better..
    Prosall good
    By Mike Collins from 58 Sennebec Rd Union Maine 04862 on January 24, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Product
    The Airmax 812 is just perfect for me converted wood stove to propane. The fan blowing keeps the kitchen just that much more comfortable. It's perfect with the decor in my wife's kitchen with Moose and Bear theme. My wife just loves it and can't say enough good things about, like I said Great Product.
    ProsLight weight Fan Makes almost no noise It adds conversion to my kitchen
    By Kevin brennan from Michigan on January 18, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Works as advertised.
    Works well, silent and moves the air. Our room is more evenly heated
    By Kathy from York, Maine on December 26, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Quiet and great
    Super product especially for up here in the Northeast where we frequently lose power. Super quiet and really moves the heat. Love it.
    ProsQuiet and efficient
    ConsAbsolutely none
    By Jim from Tyrone, Pa. on December 24, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Air max 812
    I have one of the AirMax 812 it is so reliable and quiet and wow what the amount of air it pushed. I love it.
    By Dave from Elliston, Montana on December 2, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Our Awesome AirMax!
    The 812 came out of the box and ready to go to work for us. It has made our log home feel so much warmer. We have a huge vaulted ceiling, the peak is about 24 feet from the floor, so lots of air space. The Ecofan has made the kitchen stay at 70 degrees, when before it would be around 64 in the morning. That is a big difference. Order one today and you will not be disappointed.
    By Kevin from Hamlin, New York on November 28, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This little guy really moves the warm air
    So I was very skeptical when I first received my Ecofan, pulled it from the box and saw just how small it really is. However, for the past month, we have been thoroughly impressed with the amount of heat this small fan can pushed to the room/rooms it's pointed at. Our wood stove is in our dining room and our adjoining kitchen and bathroom were always cold due to lack of airflow. Now, with the Ecofan, those rooms are actually comfortable, even in the morning waking up with minimal wood still in the stove. And the Ecofan is incredibly quiet - you can literally barely tell it's running because it's so quiet. And, best of all, it's using power from the heat of my wood stove unlike my electric fan that I've tried using in the past (which is much bigger, loud and much less effective than the Ecofan).
    ProsSmall Attractive design Powered by heat (operates for free) Very effective
    ConsOnly wish it came in an even bigger model with even higher airflow.
    By Bob from Waterford, CT on November 7, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Worth Every Penny
    Once I purchased the Ecofan, I couldn't wait for it to arrive to see if all I thought it would do was true... Well, let me tell you, it is all that, plus... Not only can you skip worrying about plugging in a fan to move the heated air throughout your home, but it is so much more efficient by allowing the heat to evenly disperse throughout your home using less wood to get the same results that you would receive when burning a much larger fire... I highly, highly would advise anyone who wood-heats their home, as I do, to choose it: one or two, whatever your needs are, as they are very good at fulfilling their claims... Oh, yeah, my home is 2500 square feet, 2 floors, and now I am getting results- even heat throughout it with less wood.
    By David from NM on November 4, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Excellent!
    I bought an Ecofan for a friend a couple of years ago and was so impressed I bought one for myself.
    By Russ from VA on October 26, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Fan
    Works great, puts out a significant amount of air. I purchased it for when the power was out. I can still have an adequate air flow.
    ProsWorks without electricity.. Great for evening hours when everyone has gone to bed. Shuts off when temperature drops.
    ConsNone
    By Cliff from Meyers Chuck, AL on June 21, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Works Great
    This item simply works! I have a small wood stove in my cabin and the Ecofan really pushes the heat out into the room. I'm 100% happy with my purchase...... wish I had done it sooner.
    ProsEasy to use and effective.
    By Judith from Atlanta, GA on April 13, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I am going to buy another one!!!!
    I purchased the ecofan about mid winter. I heat strictly with wood. I love this little fan. It was great at dispersing the radiant heat throughout my living area. I have three other family members who purchased after seeing mine. I will buy a second one so I can point in two directions for a more even distribution. It worked like a charm all winter. Easy to clean - just took the air hose to it and blew the dust off. No messy fan clean up. If you have a wood stove or even an insert you need one of these - especially when the power goes out - the heat from the stove kept it going with no problem. Thanks to the inventors and producer of this little guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Day
    By Summer from Portola, California on March 21, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Ecofan
    Well made device, works probably as anticipated. It doesn't blow air out like an electric fan, which is sort of weird. The fan is super quiet, which is really nice. The fan turns so fast that to me there is an expectation that you would feel air blowing when you hold your hand in front of it. I still don't really understand why you cant.
    By Christopher from Harpers Ferry, WV on March 7, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Best Option, If No Blower on Stove!
    Noticed a difference right away! My uncle recommended it, as he owned an older model for 8 years and was very pleased with results!
    By Henry from VT on March 3, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Fan is great!
    Works great!
    By Donna from Kent on March 1, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    It really works!!
    I was so happy to see immediate results with our new Ecofan AirMax! I had to use it to believe what a difference it made in spreading heat throughout the house. We already are using less wood to heat our home! A very nice, even heat pushing it throughout the house. Works better than our ceiling fan.
    By John from Seattle on February 28, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    It Really Works!
    We use the Ecofan AirMax 812 to help spread the heat from our oil burning stove in our house. The stove is pretty much the same as a wood burning stove, but you don't have to keep adding wood once you get it going. The stove is in the corner of a fairly large room with cathedral ceilings. We purchased the Ecofan rather than buy an electric blower. The fan works as advertised; quietly and without using electricity. We purchased it from the eFireplaceStore rather than Amazon as the price was slightly better. In addition, the company sent emails to confirm that it had been shipped "and" checked to make sure that it had arrived. I was impressed with the service.
    By James from CT on February 21, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Fan
    I received the fan and placed on the insert and after a few minutes it started and has done a great job of moving warm air around my basement.
    ProsQuiet.
    By Trip from UT on February 16, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Works Better Than Expected
    You can't really feel this fan moving air, but the efficiency and temperature increase throughout the house is measurable. I love that it works with the power out as well. So far, it's reliable and does what it claims. It appears very well made and time will tell more. I've had it only a month now.
    ProsEfficient High quality Needs no outside electricity Virtually silent
    ConsNearly none Takes a while to get going in the morning.
    By Katherine from Reno on February 8, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Nice!
    I waited to do a review to see if this fan really was a good idea. We have used it for over a month now and are very happy with its performance. For having no electrical parts it does a very nice job moving the heat. Glad we got one!
    By Mary from BATES on February 7, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Amazing!
    Quiet and puts the heat out better than the factory fan on our QuadraFire.
    By Paul from ANDERSON on February 5, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Functioning as expected
    Arrived and within a hour the fan was moving air without any noise. Can't figure out if the fan increases in speed as the temperature moves upward. After a week all expectations have been met and I would recommend this product at this point. It will be running everyday for the next two months 16 hours a day. We shall see how it does.
    By Gary from Middletown on February 3, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Fan
    Took it out of the box and put it on the corner of the wood stone and it's been spinning since. I highly recommend one for wood stoves.
    By Roy from TRAVERSE CITY on February 3, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Ecofan 812
    Works perfectly.
    By Lynn from BOISE on February 1, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great price and super quiet!
    Great product so far and it is totally quiet. It pushes the heat out very subtly, but it does work. You literally just set it on a flat spot on the stove and as soon as it's warm, the blades start turning. It's easy to pick up and take off if you want the room to get warmer. Very pleased with our purchase!
    ProsPrice, simplicity, virtually silent, choice of colors.
    Consnone, so far!
    By Douglas from Portland on January 31, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    AirMax 812 Heat powered wood stove fan
    My. Experience has been overall, good .I would like to have a second fan .It would be a better fit for a larger house. The fan works well ,as expected.
    By Steven from ESSEX on January 27, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    It's Great!
    It's so quiet! With in a few minutes of starting the fire, the fan starts, can't even hear it run. Pushed the heat where it didn't get before.
    ProsVery quiet.
    ConsShould have bought it sooner.
    By Victor from Dorchester on January 26, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    air max 812
    works great comes on quicker than last one
    By Bob from LA CONNER on January 25, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Warm House
    This is one of the best buys I have made in a long time! The whole house stays warm and there is no noise my wife thinks it is great . whenever we have a fire in the stove the fan starts turning.
    By Richard from JAMUL on January 24, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Excellent product
    This fan is very efficient and quiet.
    By Lorraine from Grants Pass on January 24, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Awesome wood stove fan!
    This is an excellent and long lasting product. We would always purchase this brand. It has been way over 10 years since we purchased our old fan that stopped working. We bought the same brand and are very happy. This company has some great products. Also, this an excellent price.
    ProsFans push a lot of warm air into the room
    ConsNone
    By Robert from Lumberton, NJ on January 22, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Caframo Ecofan AirMax 812
    I very much like this fan. When I ordered it I had so reservations, but when I put it on the stove and experienced it those reservations went away. As advertised, it is quiet. I starts on its own as soon as the surface temp comes up and the next morning when I come down its common to see it working with only coals still glowing. The only question I still have is how long it will work before something needs repair. I strongly recommend the AirMax 912.
    ProsQuiet, no cost to its operation
    By Matt from Gore on January 21, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Makes a Difference
    A quality product with efficiency for moving heated air from your wood-burning stove to your living area.
    Pros Self sufficient energy. With no use of electricity, or batteries. Very quiet.
    Cons Fan speed could be faster.
    By Diane from Tumwater on January 18, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    quiet
    Nicely made and moves significantly more air than the older model.
    By Christopher from Beverly on January 12, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Love this fan
    It's quiet and moves the warm air around our first floor wonderfully
    By JEAN from Houston on January 11, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Warmth......finally!
    This fan has provided the much needed distribution of heat from our wood burning stove in our cabin. Prior to this fan, all the warmth concentrated over the stove and rose to the ceiling. Now, the heat is distributed throughout the entire cabin providing the much needed warmth in the adjoining bedroom as well as throughout the entire living space. Love it........wish we had it years ago!
    By Rhonda from South Burlington, Vt on January 7, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Gift
    I gave this item to my son as a Christmas present. He just bought his first house in Maine and it has a small wood stove. He loved it ! Did not believe it would actually work so spent time watching it before believing. I was really glad to have found something great to give as a present that I know will be used.
    By Ray from Elma on January 6, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Stove Fan
    Works great. Helps circulate heat to other rooms of the house. I had an 800 fan before but this 812 model moves much more air and distributes so much more heat than the 800 model did.
    By George from EAGLE ROCK on January 5, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    works
    use thermometer to determine which fan you need. although my heater is a 'gas' wood-looking stove, the temperature warranted a 'wood' stove fan.
    Prosworks with no electricity
    Consnone
    By Karen from Wade on January 4, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Canfro Ecofan AirMax 810 Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan
    I ordered two for each of my sons who use wood heat. They have thanked me several times. It was a lot for me to purchase two but I am so glad I did.
    By Richard from Virginia Beach on January 3, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Stove fan
    Outstanding product and fast shipping
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