Cold air return ?'s

Cold air return ?'s

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:57 am

with my stove in the basement (finished) and a duct top pocono with 3 ducts running to the main floor i planned on cutting cold air returns into the bedroom floors, my question is should i run a duct from that floor register to the floor of the basement so hot air doesnt try to come up?
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Cold air return ?'s

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:53 pm

It is amazing how much cold air will drop before warm air will rise. Can't you just leave a door open to the floor the stove is on to see how that works? Holes are hard to patch, and frustrating if they do not function as you planned.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
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Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Cold air return ?'s

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:17 pm

If the air can move to the cold air returns...
The cold air will drop...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
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Re: Cold air return ?'s

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:25 am

there is a basement door but it stays closed so the little one doesnt go down there, we could put a gate up to leave the door open. my plan was to wait to try it when it gets colder out and see how it goes before cutting more holes but the door goes into another room before it goes into the main basement area. i guess ill wait to see what happens when it gets colder out
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Cold air return ?'s

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:00 am

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10928617&findingMethod=rr


We took the door right off to the basement and put on of these in. I just installed a baro so i let the fire go out and of course house cooled down. Started back up last night and this morning i feel the heat billowing out of the steps. It takes a few hours im learning to get to desired temps. Im a newbie ;)
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