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rookie50 02-25-2007 11:14 AM

Fireplace control
 
Hi I've just installed a fan blower on an older Superior gas fireplace, direct vent. I've mounted a wall control to vary fan speed. Is there a place I can buy a N/O thermal sensor that will turn on fan say at 90 deg and shut off agin when temp falls below say 80 deg. These temps are only suggestions, but I would like to control when fan comes on by temperature comming out of fireplace grills. Thanks Peter.

harleyrider 02-25-2007 09:14 PM

I think the BEST PLACE to obtain the parts and info that you will need to complete that task safley is your local fireplace shop, not on the internet.

rookie50 02-26-2007 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harleyrider (Post 34778)
I think the BEST PLACE to obtain the parts and info that you will need to complete that task safley is your local fireplace shop, not on the internet.

Well unfortunately I tried them. Not helpfull at all. Besides not showing any willingness to solve my problem they only wanted to sell me a new fireplace which has this feature. Besides the person I spoke with had zippo electrical knowledge.

Anyway found exactly what I was looking for on Ebay for under $3.
A disc thermostat, about the size of a quarter, which closes at 110F and opens at 90 F. For anyone looking to accomplish the same thing here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=130062928331

harleyrider 02-26-2007 05:59 PM

Thats a N/C you said you wanted N/O ? Plus that will stick open after it trips a few times. And that is designed for low voltage, not UL listed for high voltage.

Sorry

rookie50 02-26-2007 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harleyrider (Post 34889)
Thats a N/C you said you wanted N/O ? Plus that will stick open after it trips a few times. And that is designed for low voltage, not UL listed for high voltage.

Sorry

Don't know where you got that info. Here is the description I'm counting on.

Switch,Fan Control
Snap Disc Fan Control Switch, Switch Action Close On Rise, Automatic Reset,Contact Current Rating Resistive @ 240VAC 25 Amps, Contact Current Rating Resistive @ 240VAC 25 Amps, Inductive Rating @ 120VAC 10 Amps, Inductive Rating @ 240VAC 5 Amps, Pilot Duty Power Rating @ 120-240V 125 Volt Amps, Differential Open 90 Degrees Fahrenheit, Differential Close 110 Degrees Fahrenheit, Single Pole, Single
Individually packaged

harleyrider 02-27-2007 08:46 AM

Its a snap disc, it the trade we call it a clixson. Its used as a limit not as a relay. HEy what do i know..............spend your money.


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