gambler wrote:How long are the duct runs and are they insulated?
Are you using the furnace blower to move the hot air from the hyfire to the living space?
Is the cold air duct terminated at the hyfire?
Are the factory blowers removed from the hyfire?
Do you mean am I using my oil furnace blower to move the hot air?
WNY wrote:If you hook it into your furance cold air, you should unhook the factory blowers and just use the Furance blower to suck the heat from the stove into your duct work.
Also depends on your duct work, if you have it in the HOT AIR Side using the stock blowers, you need the Back Flow dampers to keep the hot air from flowing back thru you cold air ducts and wasting heat where you don't want it.
Your built in blowers (365CFM x 2 = 730CFM) are not powerful enough to move that much air thru that much duct work. Most furance blowers are 1500CFM.
There are ways to control the furance blower with a temp switch or an OPTIONAL contact that needs to be installed in teh CoalTrol if you are using that to control the stove.
I just have 2 - 8" ducts going upstairs using 2 stock blowers and a 3rd blower for the jacket (with temp switch), mine is home made and is basically sealed around the stove.
gambler wrote:Do you mean am I using my oil furnace blower to move the hot air?
Yes that is what I am asking.
Also if you are using the FHA blower, all of the air is supplied by flowing through the hyfire?
gambler wrote:This may sound stupid but what is the FHA blower?
No it is not stupid. FHA stands for Forced Hot Air meaning your furnace blower
WNY wrote:No, you would use the Furance (Oil/gas) blower, you may have to rewire to be controlled from a Temp. Switch on the plenum or a relay that can control it from your Thermostat
Do you have a FAN switch on your FHA Thermostat that can control the blower separately? If not, you may have to have an HVAC guy help you.
Do you have the CoalTrol? If so, you would have to get the Optional Contacts Added for control of higher amp blowers. The built in Socket for Convection Blowers only is rated 2-3 Amps.
WNY wrote:How are you adjusting your Hyfire for temp and speed? Rheostats? or a black box with thermostat? (Possibly the CoalTrol).
http://www.automationcorrect.com is the CoalTrol control system for Coal Stoves.