WNY, I currently have no option of ducting the heat from the stove to the registers so I am looking at natural covection. I do plan to have a better suited stove for that next year though.
ValterBorges, on a large room you have 2 hot air supply registers and a return for a total of 3 registers ?
I have not thought of doing a cold air return in each room, do you think it works better doing it this way instead of a couple of hot air supplies and a centrally located return ?
JohnnyV, I can feel the cold air rolling down my stairs, wonder if its the same situation you described with your draft ?
VigIIPeaBurner, right now both the heat and cold air return is the basement door being open, dont worry Im not building a heat collector around the stove
. Eventually the Glenwood will get a complete refurb and be moved upstairs, then I can get a stoker style for the basement and duct the heat to the registers I install.
Coalkirk, thanks for the headsup.
SteveZee, thats what I am trying to achieve, do you have a centrally located cold air return or does each room have its individual return like ValterBorges is describing ?
Offcoursey, What you have done sounds like it is along the lines of what I am thinking, If you put a box fan on the steps pulling air to the basement I am guessing you have to move it everytime you go down the steps ? Did you find that the natural convection was not enough ?
I bought a couple 4x12 registers but maybe I should get larger, I could easily fit 12x 12's. I am thinking the 2 registers for the heat should be smaller when added together then the size of the return ?