Thermostat location

Thermostat location

PostBy: loriisa On: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:02 am

Hello all, just picked up a Keystoker 90 on Friday. Got it installed and up and running on Saturday in a finished basement. It replaced an old wood stove which I have used for years. I love this thing already! It has an extra 8" cutout on top. I plan on hooking it into my existing duct work to help heat the upstairs, ranch style home. I'm looking for input as to where to locate the thermostat. Should it be in the basement with the stove or upstairs where I want most of the heat? This is a great forum. I found it about 2 months ago and have learned a lot already. I should have switched to coal sooner. Tired of all the work with the wood.

Thermostat location

PostBy: Tom On: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:21 pm

congrats on the new stove.
Just use some comon sense with the thermostat.
Choose a room not influenced by your gormet cooking,
or other warm or cold influences.
If you get the ducts set up to push the air to floors above
the stove, you'll probably experience a natural cold air
return down stairwells, so try to avoid those, too.
Is the finished basement insulated behind drywall/panelling?

PostBy: loriisa On: Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:22 pm

Thanks for the reply. No, walls are not insulated behind drywall. Stove is located opposite end of the room from stairs. I have a 500 cfm blower on the stove. I will work on tying it into the ducts this weekend. Right now thermostat is located on a wall about 6 ft. from the stove. It's not an outside wall.

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:28 pm

Same stove, we have our thermostat, Upgraded to a digital setback type, mounted in the living room about 6-8 Feet away from the duct that is is piped into. Our stove is in the basement also.

it will have a slight lag time, since it takes a while to get the stoves up to temperature once you drop below the actual setpoint.

The closer it is to the stove, the faster it will be to satisfy and you may not get as much hot air movement upstairs or it will cycle on/off alot.

make sure you block off the front vent if you want more air to go up the plenum.

Good luck! :)
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