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Boot

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Super Fan on a hot stove?
« on: December 09, 2009, 08:07:03 PM »
Gentlemen: I would like to know if I could take the plans of the Super Stirling Fan and modify the bottom support to sit on my woodstove and make it work.  Does anyone know how far up from the stove top it would have to be to get the right temperature or what the temperature should be. I have no idea how hot my stove is and how hot the area is that is heated by a alcohol burner on the fan. They make these fans for sale in the Mother Earth magazines. I would like to duplicate one of them for myself and not end up paying $160 for it.  Boot
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Mark Howell

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Re: Super Fan on a hot stove?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 05:33:00 PM »
You can modify the design however you like.  The flame usually burns at 600 F or so, so the surface temp of the stove ought to be that hot.  Note that direct contact like that can overheat the engine and damage it.  You're call on what to do.