fans in floor registers

fans in floor registers

PostBy: bugize On: Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:42 am

:shock: hey all,i have read on here about floor registers with fans in them,where would i get one of these?i have called alot of places and only one ever heard of them but they dont carry them.i would greatly appreciate any info....thx! :shock:
bugize
 
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PostBy: harry coal On: Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:38 am

Lowes have both 6 and 8 inch duct fans they also carry a thermostat that will turn them off and on.
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PostBy: wenchris On: Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:25 pm

Hope this helps!
Stay warm Jimmy
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PostBy: bugize On: Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:34 pm

:shock: hey thanks chris :shock:
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PostBy: Cap On: Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:31 am

I use an inexpensive plastic box fan installed in the basement rafter below a larger register I cut into the floor lying in the horzontal position. Works real well. Run the cord to the closet outlet on the first floor and plug in as necessary.
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PostBy: harry coal On: Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:28 pm

:evil: I guees my info was chop meat
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PostBy: bugize On: Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:43 pm

:lol: :shock: hey harry,no it wasnt,i just aint looking for duct fans is all,as i have no duct work....but i do appreciate your input!
:shock:
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PostBy: alexw On: Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:49 pm

it would be nice if these stokers had a 4-6 inch pipe welded inside them that was fitted for attatching ducts directly to the stoker as an option for those who wish to add ductwork
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PostBy: WNY On: Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:52 pm

Some of them do, you can actually order them that way. I just cut the top of mine with a metal blade on my jigsaw and installed the duct myself.

Reference this thread.

http://nepacrossroads.com/viewtopic.php ... sc&start=0

I just added a collar and will hook to my furnance duct work in our new house, but seems to work quite well.
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PostBy: alexw On: Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:41 pm

Mine in a top vented Pocono model from leisure line and its installed in the cellar. Simply cutting a hole in the top would be catastrophic.
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PostBy: WNY On: Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:01 am

WARNING: It Definately depends on the unit and how it is vented! NOT All units can be done like this.

Ours is a direct vent on the bottom back right of the picture (you can see where it goes thru the outside wall).

The heated room air flow is up the back and out the top, so it was not difficult, since it is just an air jacket on top of our stove.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

PostBy: alexw On: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:11 am

Ok Ok So theoretically with the set up above on my stoker all I would have to do is put a 1x1x2 plenum with 2) 6 or 8" outputs on that collar, connect my ducts and suncoat fans, registers and be basking in the tropics.

I think that this will work.
alexw
 

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:40 am

Alex, if you are handy with sheet metal, then I would say make a 'bonnet' or 'air box' over the top of your stove. Does your stove have it's own blower fan? If so include any air outlets on the front of the stove.

Then you can install round ducts off of the air box to your floor registers. I'd probably install a duct fan or two to help increase circulation, these duct fans would draw air off the surface of the stove, increasing the heat in the air box.

If your stove has really hot sides, you may want to include a box down each side of the stove to collect as much heat as possible. Your air box or bonnet would look like a hat with ear flaps!

A bit of creativity and virtually anything can be done!! It may not be pretty, but if you are warm, it will look better and better every day!! :)

This is the greatest feature of a forum: to share ideas and suggestions and customize our stoves to our applications.

Greg L

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PostBy: alexw On: Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:05 pm

Thanks - I have come up with a plan and I am just waiting for the weekend to tackle the project. I should have NO problem heating my space after this weekend. Thanks for all the ideas and support.
alexw