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Do grate heaters without blower work?

lkhelp
lkhelp Member Posts: 31
Looking at relatively inexpensive ways to have prefab fireplace actually being a heat source. Right now it barely gives any warmth to the room, it all goes into the chimney. Do those hollow tube grate heaters actually do anything without a blower installed or it’s all marketing? Talking about units like this https://www.fireplacedoorsonline.com/5-tube-fireplace-grate-heater-for-zero-clearance-fireplaces.html

Thank you!

Comments

  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 21,090
    They work after a fashion. Without the blower, they're not going to do much...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
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  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 4,648
    Never will come close to paying for itself. An insert or wood stove would.
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
    GGross
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 5,594
    edited February 27

    Do grate heaters without blower work?

    It depends on "How GREAT Thou Art"

    Sorry about that, I just came from church
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
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  • lkhelp
    lkhelp Member Posts: 31
    Never will come close to paying for itself. An insert or wood stove would.
    Can’t do an insert into prefab unfortunately:(
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 2,955
    Hi, If you can use tight glass doors and get combustion air from somewhere other than the living space, that would increase efficiency and keep temperatures a bit more uniform.

    Yours, Larry
    lkhelp