offcoursey wrote:My stove is in the unfinished basement and I have no insulation. I actually bought a few old grates from an antique store and cut
them in. They fit my 110 year old house. I bought a $13 bathroom vent fan for above my stove and used a 3" flex duct to go over to the location of the floor grate I installed. I bought an indoor/outdoor thermometer and placed the 'outdoor' probe into the flex duct. Now, I can see the temperture of the space at the bottom of the basement steps or switch the reading and see the temperture of the air being blown to the next floor.
I'm in Telford, what antique store did you find the grates in. I'm not sure I'll need to go that route yet, but who knows.