Return for keystoker90

Return for keystoker90

PostBy: stokerfire On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:04 pm

I have a 6 inch top cut on stove fed into my existing cold air return duct of oil furnace.Do I need cold air return seperately for coal stove? The coal stove is in the basement of the house I was wandering if I should have some sort of vent in the basement door to living space upstairs for a return for stove?
stokerfire
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90

Re: Return for keystoker90

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:28 pm

I would think yes. Easy enough to try by leaving the door open for awhile to see any difference.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Return for keystoker90

PostBy: stokerfire On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:45 pm

I have been doing that but was not sure whether I needed to or not?
stokerfire
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90


Re: Return for keystoker90

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:23 pm

you could try tapping into a cold air return that is the furthest from the stove, get a piece of dryer vent ( cheap aproach ) and let it hang down close to the floor and let the stove pull it, you could see if it works with some insence or some other smoke effect. Then try puting your hot air from coal stove into hot air furnace plenum, this way you are using the path that was designed for the house.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Return for keystoker90

PostBy: stokerfire On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:07 pm

The hot air from coal stove is being fed into the cold air return of my oil furnace so I dont think I can use same return for the coal stove.
stokerfire
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90

Re: Return for keystoker90

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:17 pm

my error if you are trying to avoid the hot air duct and blower in your furnace, my original point was to redirect hot air from the coal stove into hot air duct work and use the natural cool air return. The reason for this is because I tried this with my 2 story ranch, basement and living space above, and I found that with out using my existing hot air furnace blower plenum ( oil burner off of course ), I couldn't get a good enough push with the hot air to force the cool air back to the stove. I needed the high cfm blower from my furnace to keep the cycle going. I still didn't get the efficiency needed because the basement is not finished so the stove is in my livingroom and all is good. The more cool air you can get back to the stove the better, hot will displace the cold air if there is a path of least resistance. If you pressurize the up stairs, hot air won't have anywhere to go
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Return for keystoker90

PostBy: stokerfire On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:56 pm

I think I understand that with no outlet for stove to breath with it being tied into the oil furnce cold air return and using the fan of the furnace to disribute the hot air of the coal stove to the upstairs and with the bacement door closed the coal stove can't breath?If that's the case then should I put vents in the floors of the upstairs for the coal stove to breath or would just one large return in the basement door be enough?
stokerfire
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90

Re: Return for keystoker90

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:25 pm

Either way, as long as the cooler air can circulate back down.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon