Ecofans, a great way to get more heat from your Elm stove. I placed one on both of my Elms. When the top of the stove reaches 300 degrees they start turning, and moving air around the space. For years people have been asking if Elms have fans. Since they never have, I decided to test how well the Ecofan worked, and was amazed at how rooms farther away from the stove were suddenly warmer, all the time. They are engineered to move more air when the stove is hotter, and less when the stove cools down. I highly recommend you try one for your stove. They run on power generated from the difference in temps on the fan itself, and are not plugged in to any outlets. They are quiet, with absolutely no sound coming from the fan.
For those of you who are asking, what is the bear panel all about, here is look at it mounted on the side of my stove. The stove is very close to the bricks, which have the conventional wood frame construction behind. I wanted to make a nice looking piece which will turn much of the radiant heat from that side into convection, warm air that will circulate around the house. When the stove is running, I can use the heat gun to measure the temp of the bricks to confirm that it is working.
I was returning from the delivery of one of my porch swings this afternoon, and saw this barn. I just had to turn around and get this photo!