Moving Heat Around

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Devil505
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Post Sat. Feb. 09, 2008 6:45 am

rberq wrote:In reply to a couple questions, my stove is in the LR, heats that room and the adjacent bedroom, heat goes up the stairs and heats a hall and two bedrooms on the second floor. That all works surprisingly well, didn't have to do anything special except keep the doors open to the rooms I want to heat. But the area I can't get the heat to is on the same floor as the LR, in an ell. Not practical to route either hot or cold air through the cellar because of the layout, nor through the attic. It sounds like the best I can do is one of those fans in the corner of the doorframe. I'll be pushing the warmer air, not quite as efficient as pushing cold, but better than nothing.
See what others here think of cutting a cold air return ( maybe just a 12"x12" floor register) in the room/rooms you cant heat (that opens down to the basement) to draw off some cold air & suck warm air in there.

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Post Sat. Feb. 09, 2008 6:27 pm

Devil5052 wrote:
jpete wrote: The ducting is that insulated flexible HVAC stuff. The sheetmetal boxes are wrapped in kraft faced pink fiberglass.
Sounds like you got it insulated very well. Might be interesting though to take a thermometer & measure the heat level at the ceiling box (above the stove) & then what the temp of the air coming out at the furthest vent in the house & see how much you are losing.
I have hung a thermometer from the register in the master bedroom. That's the farthest point in the system. Honestly, I've never hung one from the one over the stove. I'll do that now though.

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Post Sat. Feb. 09, 2008 8:36 pm

Looks like over the stove is running about 80* and the master bedroom is running 68*. I have 7' ceilings and I took the readings after adding a fresh load of coal and the blower was off.

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Post Sat. Feb. 09, 2008 9:32 pm

jpete wrote:Looks like over the stove is running about 80* and the master bedroom is running 68*. I have 7' ceilings and I took the readings after adding a fresh load of coal and the blower was off.
Looks like you're losing 12* over the length of the run. I'm not a HVAC expert but maybe someone here can let you know if there is a way to keep that air temp from dropping so far??

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Post Sat. Feb. 09, 2008 10:46 pm

I'm pretty happy with that. Before the system went in, it was probably double that as far as room temps go from the MB to the living room where the stove is.

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Post Sun. Feb. 10, 2008 5:25 am

jpete wrote:I'm pretty happy with that. Before the system went in, it was probably double that as far as room temps go from the MB to the living room where the stove is.
That's all that counts!

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