Cold Air Return ?'S

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BeerMonley
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Lesiure Line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono
Location: Lake Winola PA

Post Mon. Oct. 24, 2011 9:57 am

with my stove in the basement (finished) and a duct top pocono with 3 ducts running to the main floor I planned on cutting cold air returns into the bedroom floors, my question is should I run a duct from that floor register to the floor of the basement so hot air doesnt try to come up?

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2001Sierra
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Tue. Oct. 25, 2011 10:53 pm

It is amazing how much cold air will drop before warm air will rise. Can't you just leave a door open to the floor the stove is on to see how that works? Holes are hard to patch, and frustrating if they do not function as you planned.

CapeCoaler
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove
Location: Cape Cod, MA

Post Tue. Oct. 25, 2011 11:17 pm

If the air can move to the cold air returns...
The cold air will drop...
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.


BeerMonley
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Posts: 215
Joined: Mon. Aug. 11, 2008 8:39 pm
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Lesiure Line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono
Location: Lake Winola PA

Post Wed. Oct. 26, 2011 8:25 am

there is a basement door but it stays closed so the little one doesnt go down there, we could put a gate up to leave the door open. my plan was to wait to try it when it gets colder out and see how it goes before cutting more holes but the door goes into another room before it goes into the main basement area. I guess ill wait to see what happens when it gets colder out

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anthony7812
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite
Location: Colley,Pennsylvania

Post Wed. Oct. 26, 2011 9:00 am

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product ... gMethod=rr

We took the door right off to the basement and put on of these in. I just installed a baro so I let the fire go out and of course house cooled down. Started back up last night and this morning I feel the heat billowing out of the steps. It takes a few hours im learning to get to desired temps. Im a newbie ;)
Anthony

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