Advice on Air Return

n0useforaname
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Post Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 7:35 pm

Just an update.. Havent done anything and just left it as-is.. Basement stays 71 all the time.. Couldnt ask for a better setup! Here is a panaramic pic
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Post Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 7:56 pm

NICE basement !!Glad to hear that the heating issue is working so good,guess it took time to warm all the mass of everything down there.

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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 3:51 pm

Also just added this little beast today.. Circulates the air amazingly and looks pretty cool.. Very easy install.
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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 3:58 pm

That fan fits in very well,if it works well you may have the air distribution problem solved,keep the updates coming, I find it very disappointing when a thread ends with no conclusion. Thanks for the update,it & future updates may help someone else "arrive " quicker.


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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 7:42 pm

Oh, this thing def solved the air dist problem. Its a sealed top, so it pulls air from the sides and pushes down.. And it also has a grid that spins the other way to make the air tornado. My stairwell isnt hot anymore and temp jumped to 73-74 within 25 minutes and has been that way since this morning. Im super happy!

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Location: Jonestown,Pa.17038

Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 7:51 pm

Well,stupid me, I thought that fan was in the bottom of your duct work ! that's a good idea,especially if it has low power consumption,is quiet ,is durable & doesn't make it too drafty feeling.

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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 8:03 pm

Nope, its a 2' x 2' fan that is a direct replacement for a ceiling tile. And you cant even feel or hear it run on low. Was pricy.. Like 150.00, but was worth it to me.

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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 8:07 pm

And here is where my heat comes out of. I know its for A/C but it works great
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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 8:40 pm

I've been watching since you started the thread. I'll be honest, I thought you were totally nuts for trying to move heat downstairs that way.
You've proven that heat can be moved downstairs, and that it can be further moved by use of the fan you purchased.

The best part is...............You are happy and warm.

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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 9:22 pm

Yeah, most everyone said I was crazy. But in my last house I did the same thing because I was looking for a cheap way, and it worked well. So that made me give this a shot. And here is some proof it works.. I have the low set to 60, but it aint coming close to that :)
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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 10:12 pm

Great job.

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