How do it work? Magic?

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  1. Lemmy

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    So I bought a heat powered stove fan to circulate some warm air when we have a fire going. I have no idea how the fucker works......the stove gets hot and it starts blowing. WTF?!?! I saw an Amish person with one so I figure they are powered by Satan.

    Pretty cool and moves more air than I thought it would.

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    Cooler air moves over the heated fins cause a draft?
     
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    There's some sort of motor.....I'm sure I can look it up on Wikipedia but I choose to believe its the Devil's doing.
     
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    :giggle:
     
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    Looks like a Harley engine.
     
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    How do it know?
     
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    Upon closer inspection I see it is made in Canada. I am sure Lever can explain it.
     
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    We've been looking for a contraption like that. Where'd you find it?
     
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    hot air rises and turns the blades of a turbine which makes the fan spin?
     
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    nope. it has a thermocouple inside it. when you put electricity through it, one side of it gets cold and the other gets hot. when you heat a thermocoupler it makes electricity. probably enough to spin a little electric motor.
     
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    i just looked it up. i never saw anything use those besides some beer coolers in catalogs. pretty neat.
     
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    Listen Mr. Science......move along with your "thermocouple" gibberish. We have this narrowed down to Satan, aliens or witch power. :fil:
     
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    I got it through Sears online (I had a gift card) but I think it was actually from Northern Tool. Just do a search for "Ecofan" and you'll find some vendors I'm sure.
     
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