How to Disperse the Heat Into Other Rooms?

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Post Thu. Sep. 28, 2006 8:36 am

Good morning, My question is. Will I need fans to put in doorways to disperse the heat into other rooms. I am in an old farm house and the kitchen is where I will put my stove. there are 3 doorways off that room so figured that would be the best place to put our free standing stove that will go from 7.000 to 75,000 btus. There are 5 rooms down stairs and the duct work to upstairs is just the gravity feed. Thought perhaps someone had the same or similar set up as me. 4 bedrooms up. Thanks for any input. New to coal so am excited about it. Burns rice coal.

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Post Mon. Oct. 02, 2006 4:25 pm

I live in an 85' ranch with my Mark III at one end and bedrooms at the other. I bought a 9" fan from WalMart ,, don't remember the price, and mounted it in the corner of the door way. Works great and is very quiet in low speed. On medium and high it can really move the air.

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Post Mon. Oct. 30, 2006 7:52 am

I live in a split level house @ 2,300 square feet. I've got a Harman fireplace insert with a 135CFM blower fan on it. The stove is installed lower level. When I first fire it up, it seems to take a FULL 20 hours or so for the whole house to stabilize. And then it's Toasty City! It heats our entire home....though the tradeoff is that even if it's 5 degrees outside, ya better wear just shorts and a t-shirt when doing anything downstairs.
I have 4 cats and they LOVE it!
The heat naturally flows to the upper level.

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Post Mon. Oct. 30, 2006 8:19 am

You mention ductwork that is gravity flow. Is there a duct or grill in the Kitchen ceiling? If not you can install one into a room or hallway upstairs and get a very effective hot air vent into the upper level.

The answer to your main question, yes you probably will be better off with a small fan or two moving air around. The radiant heat alone in the kitchen will keep you very toasty warm. You may appreciate a fan or two moving some cool air into the kitchen.

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Post Wed. Nov. 08, 2006 12:20 pm

I use a small turbo fan to move heat thru the far for 3 years it has done the job well...

the fan is quiet...moves the heat very good...all the house is even is like this design..but is 16" blade size...and tilt ..with the blade design it moves heat nice and does it on low setting...


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Post Wed. Nov. 08, 2006 1:03 pm

here is another cool example to move your air around. They have alot of other cool stuff too. ... ite/p.aspx
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Post Wed. Nov. 08, 2006 10:42 pm

Your normal everyday ceiling fans do a good job of balancing room temps and moving air,run them on slow speed blowing up toward the ceiling,that is if you have them in most of your rooms.Did it in my house for many years with good results. :)

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