| Years ago I was at a skiclub and there was this device that I would like
| find. Basically the inside of the grate that held the burning wood was
| hollow. Outside in the room there was a small fan and flex pipe going to
| grate blowing air through it. And on the other side of this grate the hot
| air exhausted into the room. Basically it pulled the heat off the grate
| put it into the room & did quite well.
| Does anyone know where one of these can be found? Or what its called?
We've had one similar, although not the same, to this design for the past 15
years. Ours has no back shield and only a 2 speed blower. It works very well
and moves large amounts of hot air out of the fireplace. Using it with a
ceiling fan and occasionally with only the blower on the furnace is very
effective. We were told we would need to replace the tubes after about 5
years but so far none have burned through using about 5 days a week during