bridge1016 wrote:I currently have a HyfireII installed in my basement, I seem to be having a issue moving air in my house, currently when i am burning my stove in the winter i leave the basement door open to move the heat upstairs but it seems some rooms are obviously colder than others. When i close the basement door and and rely on the floor registers it seems that i am not really getting much heat upstairs. My question would be if i installed floor registers with fans to pull the heat up would this help???? i was going to set two fans pulling heat up on on one side of the house and on the other side of the house have the fans blowing air down to hopefully recurculate the cold air, has anyone done this or does anyone have any advice????
It sounds like you need to focus on cold air returns at the far end of the house. If the cold air can find its way back to the basement, the warm air should be "happy" to go up through the stairwell and registers.
On a slightly different note, it sounds like you have considered selling or trading the Hyfire (listed for sale in classifieds) due to the heat distribution challenge. I doubt you will find anyone that wants to trade you an EFM for the Hyfire, but have you considered contacting LL directly? Perhaps they have a dealer that would take the Hyfire on trade towards one of their new boilers. Just a thought... If you are still considering a stoker boiler, please describe the your current system in detail (pictures are even better) so we can get an idea what would be required to install a second boiler. As coalnewbie pointed out, some homes require a large investment to get a second boiler up and running...others can pull it off for a couple hundred bucks (depending on what is already there).