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endinmaine
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Post Wed. Jan. 04, 2006 6:05 pm

Enjoying my new Harman Mark III very much.
Has anyone ever made or seen a metal shroud around a coal or wood stove in order to funnel most of the heat from the basement into the second floor living area ?
I would like to do something like this and duct it into my FHA system.

Eric

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Post Wed. Jan. 04, 2006 6:58 pm

A duct can be made, it just takes time and some thought. I would make a temporary duct out of cardboard. Just to see if it will work the way you want it to. Then the carboard can be used as templates for the metal duct.

The big thing about making ducts is getting a cold air return to the stove that then is heated and sent out to the house via the hot air duct.

You might try seeing if a heating contractor could come over and give you some ideas. I don't mean just get a quote and never call back. Offer to pay for an hour of time for the house call. Make sure you get a duct-work guy to come over, not a furnace salesman.

Make a few phone calls, you might get someone with experience doing just what you have in mind. Ductwork is easly once you have a little experience and the right tools.

Otherwise just try some tape and cardboard to start and see if it helps get more heat upstairs. Or a floor register in a strategic spot may do what you want??

Hope this helps. Greg L
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Post Wed. Jan. 04, 2006 9:05 pm

My Harman Mark II is in the basement. I was able to install a register directly above the stove in the living room. I rigged up some 4" flex pipe from the front blower outlets on the stove to the register. It works very well but looks rather silly. A friend of mine told me I was going at this all wrong. His logic is to disconnect the blower and let the air go up by itself. He also suggested to make the air circulate by putting a fan in the farthest room upstairs to direct the air down to the basement. This would require a register with a built in fan shooting downward. I haven't had the time to attempt this, but it sounds like it would work. I kicked around your idea of a shroud but never tried it. Right now my system is working. I have 2 bedrooms upstairs that are the farthest away and they stay a little cool but the rest of the house is fine.


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Post Thu. Jan. 05, 2006 4:12 pm

Thanks for the replys. LSFarm ,, card board template is a good idea.
Will let you know how I make out.

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Post Fri. Jan. 06, 2006 7:41 pm

Look at this website for one example of putting a Shroud/Jacket around a coal or wood stove in order to duct it into your FHA.
Not bad looking.

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Post Fri. Jan. 06, 2006 7:42 pm

oops ,, forgot to put in the link ,,,

http://www.leisurelinestoves.com/

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