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Fix Stove Fan's Achilles Heel - making a game changing ecofan (upcycled)

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Published on Apr 26, 2018

In this video I show you how to make a stove top ecofan (mostly from junk) that's way more durable than conventional ones. It uses a theromelectric generator (TEG) module, like others, but contains a fix for the problem of TEG failure.

Usually people let their stoves overheat from time to time. This cooks the TEGs and means they don't last very long. If you make a DIY fan the way I show, you will have overheating protection!




This is still something of a prototype in testing, but results so far are excellent.

For a good deal more build instructions / plans check out the Instructable I wrote: https://www.instructables.com/id/Impr...

For more background info, check out my earlier DIY design on youtube: https://goo.gl/QDyifx
For a video about making the fan blades: https://goo.gl/GavRw7

The parts you will need for this project are:

An automotive wax thermostat: ebay $7 - https://goo.gl/iPkoQi or uk £5 https://goo.gl/gLiUn4.
An old chainsaw cylinder, ideally at least 48mm (1.9") bore. Scavenge one - you know you can :)
The hot side riser block: any old CPU cooler (the simple lump of aluminium extrusion type is best - no heat pipes etc. needed)
The TEG : the design here uses two, you can get very cheap ones that are actually TECs branded as TEGs (most of the ones here https://goo.gl/rczuD9 on ebay are like that). Or get ones like this: https://goo.gl/nsxCwS which are still quite cheap but much better in terms of power output and heat resistance.
Old brass compression fitting: Scavenges some or ebay (​https://goo.gl/U7XFv6).

Video on the experimental sideways burning stove: https://youtu.be/0xTS3curk8I

Lets Connect!
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/floweringelbow
My website: http://www.FloweringElbow.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/floweringelbow/

Music:
"Beachfront Celebration" & "Beach Party" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
"Sunset" by Kai Engel, "Government funded weed" by Black Ant
"Frog In The Well" by Lucas Gonze, "Lady We Knew" by Cullah, "Tachanka Machine Gun Cart Russia" by Leon Lishner and Friends, "Oecumene Sleeps" by Kai Engel (available at freemusicarchive.org/music/) All CC BY SA 3.0

DISCLAIMER: This video description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the e-bay links, and then buy it I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows me to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!

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