Our Turbines all metal construction allow for chimney use. Most turbines contain plastic parts that would wear or melt under high heat conditions.
The Turbine Ventilator is a dependable rotary that works automatically, continuously and silently without operating or maintenance costs. It is outside braced for strength, safety and perfect alignment. Ventilators up to and including 14” are aluminum braced. Larger sizes are steel braced for additional strength.
Operation is simple and sure. When the slightest breeze touches the scientific blade construction it causes the turbine to rotate. The centrifugal force caused by the revolving turbine creates a partial vacuum within the turbine. This vacuum is then replaced by a strong upward draft of air. A powerful exhaust is thus achieved.
PRECISION BUILT WITH LIFETIME BALL BEARINGS
The lower thrust bearing is a hardened steel ball riding in a hardened steel concave seat (in sizes up to 8”) for extreme sensitivity and wearability. In larger sizes, thrust type ball bearings are used. Upper bearings on all ventilators are bronze oil-less.
The rigid construction of these storm-proof ventilators assures years of efficient service. No adjusting or servicing is required. Galvanized ventilators are painted inside and outside with best quality outdoor aluminum paint.
Empire Turbine Ventilators are available in galvanized steel, aluminum, copper or stainless steel.
Turbines can be used to help a poor drafting chimney. Measure the outside of the flue for the correct adaptor plate size and turbine.
And remember, measure twice order once.
Stainless Steel Chimney Adaptor Plate
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Dimensions of Roof Mounted Turbine Bases
Standard bases are available in galvanized, aluminum, copper and stainless steel.
There is a silent war underway in most attics and crawlspaces. Insulation, structure, paint and roofing materials are under attack from heat and moisture. Excessive heat buildup can top 150º degrees Fahrenheit in an attic. Excessive moisture can actually condense to water droplets. The only way to get rid of damaging heat and moisture is with a proper ventilation system of intake and exhaust ventilators. Left unventilated, heat and moisture can wreak havoc in a home, causing expensive damage. With a proper ventilation system of intake and exhaust vents, hot humid air is continually replaced by fresh air, removing excessive heat and moisture.
Not Just for Ventilation....
We are lucky enough to work with some very interesting people. Anthony Acosta from Distressed Design is one of those people. Anthony designs and fabricates beautiful pieces of industrial style lighting. One of his designs uses our copper turbine head.
See the photo below. Creative and impressive is an understatement.
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