Where to put control unit (thermostat)

Where to put control unit (thermostat)

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:15 pm

My stove is in my finished basement, i have a duct top with 3 ports, only one is currently plumbed into main floor, where should i put the controll, i had it on a pillar about 9' from the stove gacing away from it but it gets to warm in basement there, should i move it to the main floor or wait till i get the other 2 ducts setup? or not move it up at all?
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Where to put control unit (thermostat)

PostBy: pvolcko On: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:10 pm

We suggest you put it where you want the temperature principally controlled. Out of direct sunlight. Not getting blown on by a vent. On an interior wall or surface. But in the "stream" of natural convection currents (such as in a hallway or a "high traffic" interior wall).
pvolcko
 

Re: Where to put control unit (thermostat)

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:40 pm

ok so if i put it in our livingroom/dining room (its all one room) it will be ok? maybe ill try it there before i run the cable in the wall and mount it to see how it works
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Where to put control unit (thermostat)

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:35 am

My stove is in the basement, but I have the thermostat in the living room about 10 feet from the heat source on an inside wall. It works pretty good.
WNY
 
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Re: Where to put control unit (thermostat)

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:39 am

BeerMonley wrote:i had it on a pillar about 9' from the stove facing away from it but it gets to warm


Too warm for what? No matter what, the closer to the stove the warmer it's going to be, especially if the ducts are not working to disperse the heat. A good point was made to put the thermostat upstairs where you want the best control, but, if you have poor circulation and put it in the living room it may be even warmer in the basement..... or if the circulation is poor, the stove might run flat out full speed ahead making the basement way too hot, and never get the living room to the desired temp. It's important to not only give the heat a path, but also, perhaps even more important, the returning cold air needs a path back to the stove.
Freddy
 
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Re: Where to put control unit (thermostat)

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:52 am

understandable. i do need to cut 3 more cold air returns in the bedroom floors and run hot duct work into 2 of the rooms.
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Where to put control unit (thermostat)

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:26 am

I had posted a message directed at Paul (and Neil), just erased it, will start a thread in the Coal-trol section instead...

Just want to make my case for the obvious need for a wireless thermostat option...
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska/Franco Belge/Harman
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Re: Where to put control unit (thermostat)

PostBy: pvolcko On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:55 am

In a temporary installation (which we do recommend before cutting holes in walls), just make sure the thermostat is oriented normally (upright, not tilted) and that the holes on the left of the top and bottom surfaces are not blocked. Ideally you can use a couple of finishing nails or other scheme to stand it off from the wall a bit but otherwise have it "hanging" on the wall as it will be if you install it there. If it is sitting on a counter, shelf, or couch or other mass (particularly if either hole is blocked) or tilted in an odd way it can severely impact the function of the thermostat due to lack of circulation through the holes or thermal coupling to the item it is resting on.
pvolcko
 

Re: Where to put control unit (thermostat)

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:18 am

good to know, at first i had mine just laying on the bar
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono